The challenges and pressures facing those in horticulture are very real. Research shows that one in four people working in or retired from horticulture are likely to experience mental health problems. We understand the impact poor mental wellbeing can have on lives and the ripple effect is often felt by family and friends for years to come. When you’re living with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, having access to the right information is vital.
How we can help you
We can help you to access specialist sources of information and support in many ways:
- Visit our top tips page for managing your mental wellbeing
- Join our online mental wellbeing community, available 24 hours a day
- Call us for general confidential support and advice on 0800 093 8543, Monday and Wednesday 10am – 5pm and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am – 5pm. Over Christmas and New Year we are closed from midday on Thursday 24th December and will reopen on Monday 4th January. Please click here for useful contacts should you need help and support during this time.
It’s natural to feel anxious at different times in our lives, and normally these feeling pass once the situation causing the concern has passed. Visit our online mental wellbeing community page to find out more about getting support during these times. However, if things which wouldn’t normally worry you are feeling overwhelming then it’s time to act now. If these feelings are affecting your everyday life or relationships then it’s important that you speak to your GP.
We can help you with many stressful events, such as ill health, accident, bereavement, redundancy and money worries, but we are not a specialist mental health service. If you do find yourself in a crisis or emergency situation you will need to access specialist support – please click here for who to contact in a crisis.
Your mental wellness and the coronavirus
It’s natural to be concerned about the coronavirus, and the NHS has also provided 10 top tips with videos to help you during this period so do click here and watch the videos.