Battling to cope with your diagnosis and symptoms? Reach out to a helpline for free support in Northern Ireland
The reality of physical illness can be disruptive to your life, impacting how you do basic tasks and the way you see yourself. A serious diagnosis can leave you feeling helpless, defeated, isolated, burdensome and afraid. There are 2 helplines in Northern Ireland where you can confide in a volunteer or counselor. Consider contacting them if you feel:
Physical illness can disrupt your sleep patterns, family life, social life, work life, and your ability to function as normal. Medication, pain and exhaustion can make it difficult to think straight or process your feelings. A bad diagnosis can feel devastating.
You have the potential to face the challenges of illness with resilience and grace – but you do need support. By reaching to a helpline in Northern Ireland, you can talk with counselor or volunteer who understands the unspoken, emotional effects of physical illness. Contacting a helpline doesn't mean you're weak – it simply shows that you are human.