Dr Radha: Healthy ways to express your feelings

This article was last updated on 26 January 2021.

The pandemic has stirred up lots of feelings and it can be really hard to process them all.

We caught up with Dr Radha Modgil – a practising NHS GP, broadcaster and campaigner for wellbeing – to get her top tips for expressing your feelings healthily. Here's her advice...

1. Make friends with your feelings: Even though some feelings are not as nice to feel as others, recognising them, understanding them and working with them, rather than pushing them away, helps us to process them and feel better.
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If you need support

You should always tell someone about the things you’re worried about. You can tell a friend, parent, guardian, teacher or other trusted adult. If you are struggling with your mental health, going to your GP can be a good place to start to find help. Your GP can let you know what support is available to you, suggest different types of treatment and offer regular check-ups to see how you’re doing.

If you are in need of in-the-moment support you can contact Shout 85258, a free, 24/7 text messenger support service for anyone in the UK. Text the word “SHOUT” or “YM” to 85258 to start a conversation.

There are more links to helpful organisations on BBC Action Line.

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