Explains what self-esteem is, and provides practical tips for improving your self-esteem, and advice on 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.

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

Useful contacts

Who else could help?

Do-it Trust

National database of local volunteering opportunities around the UK.

Mind Recovery Net

Publishes information on recovery colleges, including a searchable list of providers.

Mind Tools

Website providing information including tips for increasing your assertiveness.

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)

0808 801 0331 (freephone, Monday–Thursday 10am–9pm and Friday 10am–6pm)

Support for adult survivors of any type of childhood abuse, including local support groups.

One You

Tips and resources to help improve your health and wellbeing.

Reading Well

Books to help you understand and manage your mental health and wellbeing.

The Richmond Fellowship

Mental health charity that champions recovery and social inclusion, including a number of regional services.


116 123 (24 hours a day)
[email protected]
Chris PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA

24-hour emotional support for anyone who needs to talk. Calls are free from all providers and do not appear on bills.

Time to Change


National campaign to end stigma and discrimination against people with mental health problems in England and Wales. Run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.

This information was published in January 2019. We will revise it in 2022.

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