Coronary heart disease (CHD)

There are many different factors that can contribute to the development of CHD such as smoking and high blood pressure but there is also evidence to suggest that mental health problems can play a part in it too.

For some people stress and anxiety may contribute to CHD and one way that this could happen is that they have an effect on the other main risk factors. For example when you are stressed you may smoke more or when you are anxious your blood pressure may go up.

Mental health problems can also occur once you are diagnosed with heart disease, and many people can become anxious, stressed or depressed after a diagnosis.

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Crisis Care

If you are concerned about yours or someone else’s immediate safety, then call 999 for emergency services. If you feel that you need urgent help to be able to keep yourself or others safe it is important to contact your GP. Outside of GP hours, the following crisis support is available: Crisis Helpline In times of crisis or distress please call: 0300 456 83 42 5.00pm – 9.00am Monday to Friday, with 24 hours cover at weekends including Bank Holidays. Samaritans (24 hours daily) 08457 90 90 90 (national number) or 01737 248444 (East Surrey Samaritans), email: jo@samaritans.org More on crisis/emergency resources here