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Supported self-help helped me regain my confidence

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When I initially accessed supported self-help through Brecon Mind, my mental health was at its lowest and I found it difficult to have the courage to ask someone for help, as well as talking about my problems.As I was at university at the time, being away from home was hard and having a period of poor mental health made other things such as study, socialising, and just being me more difficult."Supported self-help not only aided my mental health, but I also found myself becoming physically healthier."I am lucky to have a parent working in a Mind who was able to direct me to what was the best option for me and my health at the time.

This helped a great deal as I struggled to find the confidence to ask for help from a ‘stranger’ myself. Aside from this, I do also know of self-help services through talking to other friends, family members and publicised information.I was unsure at the beginning whether this was the best route for me, but I quickly found that building trust with my practitioner and following the steps to better mental health would take time and practice.

I got over this initial feeling and found myself feeling relieved and lighter, knowing that I had someone to talk to confidentiality about my mental wellness.I got on with my practitioner really well.

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