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I am lacking self-worth

A sense of self-worth and positive self-esteem are important parts of a healthy mind – here’s how to stay on top.

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 TALKWORKS.

Useful link

If you are in crisis call 111 or visit our 'I need help now' page or contact Samaritans on 116 123 or jo@samaritans.org.