Worries and feelings

Most of us feel sad, anxious, low or stressed, from time to time.

For most people this can be short lived, but for others it can cause ongoing distress, or a sense of hopelessness about the future which can impact on their whole quality of life including work, relationships and health.

When you feel this way, it can have an impact on your body as well as your mind. You may experience a range of different physical symptoms including tension, headaches, stomach ache, difficulty sleeping or lack of concentration.

Anxiety and depression affect men and women of all ages and from all backgrounds.

Page last reviewed: 24 April, 2023