Why not share your skills more widely by volunteering for a local charity? Helping out can make us feel needed and valued and that boosts our self-esteem.
It also helps us see the world from another angle. That can help to put our own problems in perspective.
Find out more about volunteering at www.do-it.org.uk.
Caring for a pet can improve your wellbeing too. The bond between you and your pet can be as strong as between people. Looking after a pet can bring structure to your day and act as a link to other people. Lots of people make friends by chatting to fellow dog walkers.
Mental Health Foundation
Ashford Volunteer Centre provides local volunteering opportunities and volunteer training
Mental health help and support services
If you’re experiencing mental health problems or need urgent support, there are lots of places you can go to for help. https://southashford.org.uk/index.php/2017/02/02/time-to-talk/#support