How do I decide?
I want to support my mental health
How do I choose what is right for me at this time?
1. Reflect without judgement: Consider these questions with a trusted supporter, friend, or yourself
2. Be honest: This will help you decide which options will work now and which you might like to try later.
3. There is no ‘wrong’ choice or failure: Just a more helpful choice for you at this time.
First steps: Navigate Mental Health Pathways in Moray
Speed – How fast do I need support? – swift services have less timer icons.
Support – How much support do I need? – high support services have more hand icons.
Access – Do I need to see my GP? – services are available that don’t need a GP referral.
Options – Am I considering all the options? – select more than one service to try.
Going further: CHIME – Build a better understanding of yourself
Connectedness: How ready am I to connect with others?
Building confidence as an active community member can take time but makes a big difference to wellbeing. Accepting support and giving support to others is a key part of good health.
Hope & optimism: How motivated am I to continue to make changes?
Recovery can be described as a journey with ups and downs, there is no one fix as each person is individual. Different levels of being able to stick to changing something need different support levels.
Identity: How do I want to view myself?
In medical based services you are a ‘patient’, with others you are a ‘student’ or a ‘peer’ of recovery of wellbeing. Different roles can carry particular positive or negative associations for some people.
Meaning: Is my issue about something else as well?
Housing, debt, relationships, caring for family, employability – these all have other specific support services in Moray. Explore the links at the bottom of the page “Specific Helplines and Support Groups”.
Empowerment: Who is/are the right person or people to help me make decisions?
Exploring our options and speaking out to say what we need can be shared with others such as supporters or friends. Learning this skill helps others to understand and act on our needs faster.