Our mental health is as important as our physical health, and there is always something we can do to improve it. #EveryMindMatters

Feeling low is a part of all of our lives at some stage. Everyone feels upset, sad or disheartened from time to time, but for some of us it can be a real problem. The good news is that there are things you can do to improve your mood.

We also have specific tips and expert advice to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing if you are feeling low or worried about coronavirus (COVID-19).

What is low mood? Am I depressed?

Everyone feels low or down from time to time. It does not always mean something is wrong. Feeling low is common after distressing events or major life changes, but sometimes periods of low mood happen for no obvious reason.

You may feel tired, lacking confidence, frustrated, angry and worried. But a low mood will often pass after a couple of days or weeks – and there are some easy things you can try and small changes you can make that will usually help improve your mood.

If you’re still feeling down or no longer get pleasure from things for most of each day and this lasts for several weeks, you may be experiencing depression. The tips on this page should help, but you may also want to find out about what further support is available.


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