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Life today is stressful for a lot of people. Studies have shown that as many as 1 in 4 of us will experience worry or low mood/depression at some point, so there is a pretty good chance that you, or someone you know well, is currently feeling this way.

The good news is that Talking Matters is a free service funded by the NHS to help you if you are feeling especially down or anxious. And what’s just as important is that you can get help in a way that is convenient for you. You might benefit from seeing someone who can help you, but if that’s not right for you, you can get support over the telephone, or even via the computer – at any time of day or night.

If you’re not sure whether you could benefit from the free help available, click on one of the links below which will take you through a few short questions.

Take our depression questionnaire.

Take our anxiety questionnaire.