What is self compassion?

Dr Deborah Lee explains what self-compassion is and how it can help lift your mood

What is self compassion?

Self-compassion is the ability to care for yourself when you’re struggling.

Most of us are very good at being compassionate to others, but we don’t treat ourselves with compassion.

When you notice that your mind is being critical or harsh, do something helpful, not harmful.

Contact your GP practice if:

  • you want to speak to someone about your mental health

If you need urgent help, phone 111 and choose the mental health option to speak to the mental health hub.

In an emergency phone 999. 

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