Resources

This page is where I’ll post some useful links around the topics that may come up in the blog.

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In an emergency: 

See a doctor. The local A&E will have a mental health crisis team. You may also choose to talk to your GP.

(In the UK) Call Samaritans at 116 123, a free phone line that is available 24/7.

Find out more about: 

Conditions that came up in this blog, such as bipolar disorder, anxiety, or depression.

Issues that may arise such as suicidal thoughts, panic attacks and self harm.

Treatments that have been mentioned in posts: antidepressants and tranquillisers, mindfulness and CBT.

Medical students:

The GMC has published a guidance around students and mental health conditions. It might be worth having a read through.

Sites and apps:

MoodGYM – I was recommended by a GP to try this out. It’s a form of free, computerised CBT that you can work through in your own time.

Calm (for Apple) –  for people who want to try out mindfulness and guided meditation.

Stigma (for Apple) – an app that combines journalling, mood tracking, and finding anonymous “pen pals” to share stuff with.

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