Most people who experience emotional distress will pick themselves up after a few days or weeks and then feel able to tackle challenges, such as finding a new job.
See a GP if you’re still feeling worried, anxious or low after a few weeks. If you think it will help, the GP can advise you about talking therapy services in your area.
Seek help immediately if you cannot cope, if life is becoming very difficult or if you feel it is not worth living.
See our list of recommended mental health helplines.