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Coping with unsettling thoughts

If you are having thoughts that frighten or alarm you but it’s not an emergency, there are some steps you can take to coping and managing in your day to day until those thoughts go away. This could include thoughts about suicide, harming yourself, harming others, or hearing voices and other hallucinations.

Describe your thoughts

It might help to write down how you’re feeling. This is a safe space where you can reflect, try to clear your mind and attempt to make sense of what you’re experiencing.

When you click 'Finish', what you've written won't be saved or sent anywhere, it will be gone.

Games and tools

Some people have found these online tools helpful: