Mental health awareness week
Its mental health awareness week and we wanted to contribute by raising awareness of a few mental health conditions and helping people understand why mental health is extremely important to how we think, feel, and act.
We are going to give you 5 benefits of looking after your mental health, 5 ways of promoting mental health in your community, 5 common mental health conditions and how to help overcome these as well as a FREE guided meditation for general anxiety.
Here are 5 benefits of looking after your mental health:
Improved overall well-being and quality of life.
Enhanced resilience and ability to cope with stress.
Better physical health, as mental and physical health are interconnected.
Increased productivity and ability to focus on tasks.
Stronger relationships and social connections with others.
Here are 5 ways of promoting positive mental health in your community:
Organise educational workshops or seminars on mental health awareness.
Encourage open conversations about mental health and reduce stigma.
Create safe spaces for individuals to share their experiences and seek support.
Promote self-care practices, such as mindfulness, exercise, and healthy coping strategies.
Advocate for accessible mental health services and resources in the community.
Here are 5 mental health organisations that are FREE to us in the UK that we can access when we need support:
NHS Mental Health Services (www.nhs.uk/mental-health)
Rethink Mental Illness (www.rethink.org)
Here are 5 mental health conditions including 5 ways to manage each of them.
Seek therapy or counselling to learn coping strategies.
Practice relaxation techniques like deep breathing or meditation.
Engage in regular exercise to reduce anxiety symptoms.