It’s ok not to be ok
At PiLON we recognise the importance of good mental health. If you would like to speak to someone for confidential support or advice please message one of our mental health first aiders by filling in the form below. If you require urgent help, or would prefer to speak to someone from outside the business, links are available in the support section. Look after yourself, look out for colleagues & help end the stigma on mental health.
We have created this page as a support mechanism, to raise awareness and to end the stigma surrounding mental health.
You could benefit from support if you suffer from: Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, PTSD, Loneliness, OCD, Panic attacks, stress and if you feel you otherwise suffer from a low mood. 1 in 6 of us will have had a mental health problem such as anxiety or depression in the last week.
There are also many things you can do to improve and support your mental health such as:
- Be physically active – Exercising causes chemical changes in your brain which can help to positively change your mood
- Learn new skills – boosting self-confidence and helping you to build a sense of purpose
- Give to others – Creating positive feelings and a sense of purpose
- Practicing mindfulness – Mindfulness can help you enjoy life more and understand yourself better.
- Connect with people –
provide emotional support and allow you to support others
“For 2 years I had a permanent feeling of light headedness as if I was about to faint. Being outside and especially in large public spaces was very difficult and eventually led me to experiencing panic attacks and anxiety. After cognitive behavioural therapy and brain training exercises I began to feel much better although I have some OCD which came as an after effect of feeling better. With support from my employer, I am finding things much easier to manage”
After suffering a personal health issue that came with a lot of physical and emotional pain, I wanted to avoid everyone and stay in bed all day (which I did for 2 weeks). I found it helpful talking to friends and family who helped me get back on track and focused on the future. Now I talk openly about my experience and have found everyone has been extremely supportive. I hope sharing my story may help someone struggling with their own issues. It has not easy, but I am in a happy place which I believe is largely down to being open about how I felt and accepting support from those around me.
Contact a PiLON mental health First Aider
Any correspondence with our PiLON mental health first aiders is confidential and will not be discussed with anyone without your consent. Type share your story at the beginning of the message to add your message to the page anonymously.