Recovering from anxiety and depression
Staying well is about finding a balance that works for you, but there are some general principles that most people find useful. These include reducing and managing your stress levels, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, cutting back on alcohol and drugs, and taking action early if you start experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression. It's also important to deal with any setbacks and keep trying.
Family and friends can play an important role by providing practical and emotional support, or just being there to listen. Find out what you can do to support someone experiencing anxiety or depression, including looking after yourself.