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Coronary heart disease (CHD)

Overview

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.

We are here to help

Feeling stressed, worried, depressed? Trouble sleeping or feeling angry? Is your long term physical health condition getting you down? Contact us to discuss ways that we can help you.

We are not a crisis centre

In the middle of a mental health crisis it can be difficult to know what to do and who to contact for assistance. 

In an Immediate Crisis:
If you are concerned about yours or someone else’s immediate safety, then call 999 for emergency services.

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