Most people feel low sometimes, but if it’s affecting your life, there are things you can try that may help.
Support is also available if you’re finding it hard to cope with low mood, sadness or depression.
Symptoms of a general low mood may include feeling:
- anxious or panicky
- more tired than usual or being unable to sleep
- angry or frustrated
- low on confidence or self-esteem
A low mood often gets better after a few days or weeks.
It’s usually possible to improve a low mood by making small changes in your life. For example, resolving something that’s bothering you or getting more sleep.
Symptoms of depression
If you have a low mood that lasts 2 weeks or more, it could be a sign of depression.
Other symptoms of depression may include:
- not getting any enjoyment out of life
- feeling hopeless
- not being able to concentrate on everyday things
- having suicidal thoughts or thoughts about harming yourself
Some useful links:
How do I change my thoughts
Kooth – text support
What happens when we feel sad or low
Feeling low work book
How low mood affects my thoughts and feelings
Calm down activity
Staying on track plan