Low Mood

It is normal for our mood to fluctuate and change in response to things that happen in our lives. For many, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought about significant levels of change and uncertainty. It has also caused a lot of us to lose things that previously gave us purpose and meaning. During periods of such difficulty, we may find that our mood feels lower. A period of low mood may last for a very short time, or it may last longer. It may be that this is the first time you have felt low, or it may be that you have experienced periods of low mood in the past. 

Below are some common signs of low mood:

FeelingsBehavioursPhysical Sensations
SadnessDifficulties concentratingFeeling more tired than usual 
Anxiety and/or panic Withdrawal from activities you enjoyChange to sleeping habits
Anger Difficulties thinking clearly or making decisions Change to eating habits 
Frustration Self-harming Loss of libido 
A sense of hopelessnessHaving thoughts of ending your life
Lacking enjoyment in things you previously enjoyed doing

Can we help you?

The Healthier Together Support Network (HTSN) can offer advice and support on a range of issues. The challenges affecting your wellbeing may be unrelated to COVID-19; however, you may still benefit from a conversation with our team. The support offered by the HTSN is confidential and separate from mental health and Occupational Health Services.

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