Thermometer

Our thermometer can help you gauge your state of mental health and guide you to the appropriate services available.

CRISIS

Sucidal thoughts or behaviour
Having an episode of psychosis
Doing something that could put yourself or other people at risk

Action: Call 999 or go to the Accident and Emergency (A&E)

SEVERE DISTRESS

Intense and ongoing symptoms of emotional distress that have a serious impact on your daily life but you are not in immediate danger.

Action: GP, mental health providers (e.g. NHS therapy, The Tuke Centre, York Mind)

MEDIUM DISTRESS

Ongoing symptoms of emotional distress that have a moderate impact on your daily life, often connected to life situations.

Action: Open Door Team, GP, York Mind, self-help, talk to a friend or family member, talk to your college team, mindfulness skills

MILD DISTRESS

Occasional symptoms of emotional distress connected to life situations (e.g. exams, relationship…)

Action: Self-help, talk to a friend or family member, talk to your college team, mindfulness skills

POSITIVE WELLBEING

Feelings that things you do in life are worthwhile, high levels of satisfaction and low levels of anxiety

Action: Building resilience – mindfulness skills, get enough sleep and eat well, be active, talk to friends and family regularly.