How to increase your self-esteem

Explains how to increase your self-esteem, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support.

Your stories

When low self-esteem sneaks up on you

Beth blogs about her sudden experience of intensely low self-esteem and how she managed to cope.

Beth
Posted on 22/09/2014

Peace, prejudice and pugilism

Kate blogs on how joining a women’s boxing club increased her confidence and helped her tackle prejudice.

Kate Lee
Posted on 16/10/2015

Local Minds support over 280,000 people across England and Wales. Their services can include advocacy, supported housing, crisis helplines, drop-in centres, employment and training schemes, counselling and befriending. Find your local Mind here.

Some of these organisations may be able to help you deal with your low self-esteem and help you to accept yourself.

If you are thinking of joining an online community read our info on staying safe online.

Anxiety UK

08444 775 774
anxietyuk.org.uk
Support, help and information for people with anxiety disorders.

Be Mindful

bemindful.co.uk
Explains the principles behind mindfulness, and gives details of local courses and therapists.

Childline

0800 1111
childline.org.uk
Support for children and young people on a number of issues, such as low self-esteem.

Do-it trust

do-it.org
Website advertising volunteering opportunities.

Elefriends

elefriends.org.uk
Mind's supportive online community.

LGBT Consortium

lgbtconsortium.org.uk/directory
Directory of services and groups for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.

London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard

0300 330 0630
llgs.org.uk
Support and information for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered
people in the UK.

Meetup.com

meetup.com
Website that allows you to find face-to-face groups of people who share your interests or aspirations.

Mind Tools

mindtools.com
Website providing tips for increasing your assertiveness.

NHS Choices

nhs.uk/livewell
Information on wellbeing, exercise, sleep and more. Details of local support as well as online tips and tools.

Relate

0300 100 1234
relate.org.uk
Counselling for adults with relationship difficulties.

Samaritans

Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK
Chris, PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA
helpline: 116 123
jo@samaritans.org
samaritans.org
24-hour support for anyone in distress or despair.

Volunteering England

volunteering.org.uk
Information about volunteering opportunities in England.

Volunteering Wales

volunteering-wales.net
Information about volunteering opportunities in Wales.


This information was published in July 2016. We will revise it in 2019.

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