PEOPLE who feel their mental health has suffered during lockdown are being urged to seek the NHS mental health support they need.
Latest figures show one in five fewer people are coming forward in the Midlands to access support for anxiety and depression.
People are being urged to seek help straight away by talking to their GP or self-referring online for talking therapies through www.nhs.uk. The message is: Help Us, Help You.
NHS talking therapies, also known as Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), is a confidential service run by fully trained experts.
The service is a free, effective and confidential way to treat common mental health issues. They help people by working through feelings of anxiety or depression with a trained therapist.
To find out more about talking therapies, visit https://www.nhs.uk/.
Those that are feeling a bit low, have lost their appetite or are having trouble sleeping can download the Every Mind Matters app.