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Web Link: Emotional aspects of recovery- healthtalk.org

Intensive care: Patients' experiences. Emotional aspects of recovery Admission to an intensive care unit because of critical illness or an accident can have a huge impact on someone's life, both physically and emotionally. Many people said that, as well as recovering physically, they had to accept and deal with what had happened to them emotionally. Here people talk about recovering emotionally after being in intensive care.

Article: Feeling anxious, low or sad

Is it common to feel anxious or low while in hospital, even if I’m well enough to move from Intensive Care to a ward? Yes, it is very common. Being unwell and needing to be in hospital for treatment can be very frightening, and being away from home or feeling ill often leads people to feel low in mood. This is entirely normal. For most people anxiety reduces and mood improves with time, especially when we are feeling physically better and are able to do more. Comparing what you...

Web Link: Feeling Good App

Feeling Good App is designed to help with low mood and anxiety. It is NHS-approved, and aims to teach you skills that help you manage your mood.

Article: Feeling low or sad

Getting better after being in hospital can take some time. You may feel relieved to be home, but you may also feel a sense of loss or sadness. Low mood can affect people in different ways. The following are all common signs of low mood: Feeling sad or empty Wanting to cry a lot Getting angry and annoyed with people Not wanting to do things you normally enjoy such as going out Not wanting to have contact with family and friends Using unhealthy life choices to take your mind off how...

Web Link: Psychology Tools

Psychology Tools is a resource library of self-help tools. It has detailed and high-quality information on different aspects of psychology and mood and information on treatment options.

Web Link: Shout website

Shout is the UK's first and only free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. Launched publicly in May 2019 and we’ve had more than 1.7 million conversations with people who are anxious, stressed, depressed, suicidal or overwhelmed and who need in-the-moment support.