Strategies to help you cope with continued uncertainty and how to ask for help – with Dr Bear

Updated: Nov 4

In this episode, Dr Bear and Jon discuss strategies to help you cope with continued uncertainty and the stress stemming from it. These strategies can help you cope with anxiety and help you develop skills to create boundaries for self care.


Dr Bear and Jon also discuss the steps you can go through when you maybe having a 'wobble' – from finding some you trust to talk to and/or going to you GP. However bad you may feel, the most important thing is to talk to someone. Dr Bear recommends the following steps if you are in a bit of pickle and feel stuck:

  1. Find someone you trust and talk to them about how you are feeling – you don’t have to tell them everything, just test them with a small amount of information first and see how it goes.

  2. If you don’t feel you have anyone to talk to or it hasn’t helped, then talk to your GP or seek private help through a qualified health professional.

If you need help right now, you can call the below numbers for support, or find resources on the following websites:

Mind – Call 0300 123 3393

Samaritans – Call 116 123

Young minds – 0808 802 5544

NHS directory of Mental Health Support - here

youHQ article about Mental Health Professionals - here


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