Low self-esteem can begin in childhood and follow us throughout our lives, making everyday life just a little more complicated.
While low self-esteem isn’t a mental health condition in itself, it can lead to developing mental health conditions like depression or anxiety. It may also lead to developing potentially harmful relationships with smoking and alcohol.
Getting help with self-esteem is nothing to be ashamed about.
What to do
Tackling self-esteem problems can be as simple as thinking differently. Actively challenging negative thoughts, being more assertive and taking on new challenges can be beneficial. Learn more
Loneliness and isolation aren’t mental health conditions, but there may be support available from the health service, including some talking therapies like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Learn more
You will need to speak to your GP to see what’s available.
You may also contact our Depression and Anxiety Service.