Stress, anxiety and depression

Welcome to the Moodzone

Am I depressed? How can I feel less stressed? Why am I so anxious?

Whatever you need to know about coping with stress, anxiety or depression, or just the normal emotional ups and downs of life, the NHS Choices Moodzone is here to help.

It offers practical advice, interactive tools, videos and audio guides to help you feel mentally and emotionally better.

Tips and advice to boost mental health

Not sure how you're feeling? Try this mood assessment quiz.

Self-help and treatments

If you're considering trying self-help techniques or seeking treatment for mental health problems, these can help you weigh up your options:

You may also be interested in our selection of mental health apps and tools in the Digital Apps Library.

Other people's stories

If you're feeling sad, anxious, angry or stressed, remember you're not alone.

Read real-life stories from other people who have felt the same way, and see how they found help.

Do you need urgent mental health help now?

See your GP if:

  • you've been feeling depressed for more than a few weeks
  • your anxiety is affecting your daily life

If you want to talk to someone right away, the mental health helpline page has a list of organisations you can call for immediate help.

The Samaritans helpline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for people who want to talk in confidence. Call 116 123 (free).

If you've had thoughts of self-harming or are feeling suicidal, contact someone you can trust immediately, such as your GP, or a friend or relative.

Page last reviewed: 20/01/2017

Next review due: 20/01/2020

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