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Musculoskeletal disorders (MSK)

Overview

There are many issues that people with MSK can be faced with. Once you have been diagnosed with a chronic lifelong condition you can experience many difficulties such as;
• On-going physical problems and pain
• Managing your medication
• Having to attend regular medical appointments
• Managing work and adjusting to an altered lifestyle

All of these factors can contribute to emotional distress. Pain is a common symptom of musculoskeletal conditions and depression is four times more common for those in persistent pain than those without. Common symptoms of low mood include loss of interest in pleasurable activities, feeling that the future is bleak, having trouble thinking clearly and feeling lonely and isolated.

Improving your emotional health will help improve your physical health.

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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