Last Updated 19 July, 2023

Rowan Self Help


Everybody faces many difficulties in life and at Rowan we aim to help you to live better. Sometimes all that requires is a bit of understanding and support, whether through reading online or talking to friends and family.

At other times you might need somebody independent and non-biassed who has been trained to put you first and to support you to come to terms with events in your life or decisions you want to make. That's where our counsellors and coaches come in.

Ultimately only you can decide what is best for you and whilst we are happy to help you make that decision, this section is dedicated to providing you with information and suggestions for coping in the meantime.

If you are in crisis please call the Samaritans on 116 123 or ring the NHS on 111 or 999.

General Support

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It is normal to feel anxious from time to time. In most cases the tension will go away once the stressful situation is over. However some people experience such strong feelings of anxiety that they are unable to cope with their day-to-day life. This can last for days or weeks or even longer.

To gain a better understanding of anxiety and some tips on how to reduce it click here.


The loss of someone we love is likely to be one of the most painful experiences we will ever have to face. Losing someone important to us can be overwhelming because of the pain and distress. You may worry that those feelings will never pass. With careful handling, personal insight and the understanding and support of others, even the most distressing of feelings can pass.

Click here, for more information.


Most people experience temporary lows that may have been brought on by life events but gradually we pick ourselves us and move on. Sometimes feeling down can lead to a depression. Everything is a struggle. We feel bad about ourselves and the future seems bleak.

Talking to someone who can understand what you are going through can help with mood. Click here for more information and techiques to help support you through depression.


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Seasonal Affective Disorder - SAD

Seasonal Affective Disoder or SAD is a type of depression, which comes and goes based on the seasons. Most people affected by SAD, experience symptoms in the darker months of the year, as the days become shorter.

Click here to understand Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and to find suggestions for reducing it.


Stress affects people of all ages and from all walks of life. To have some pressure in our lives is normal and unavoidable. Too much pressure for too long without the chance to recover can affect our health. Stress is the unpleasant reaction to too much pressure or other types of demand placed on us.

Click here to understand stress and to find suggestions on reducing it.


Everyone's reaction to trauma is different even if they have experienced the same traumatic event. A trauma is a frightening experience which your mind and body may have trouble coping with. What is traumatic to one person may not be troubling for someone else.

Click here to understand a bit more about trauma and for suggestions on what you can do to ease its symptoms.

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