Important information for people regarding their Mental Health
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It’s important for everyone to prioritise their mental wellbeing at this difficult time. Being more active will help support you with this, but there are lots of other things to consider.
Every Mind Matters has put together some useful tips to help with your mental wellbeing whilst you are stuck at home.
The mental health charity Mind has also put together detailed advice and information on coronavirus and wellbeing.
Here are some ideas to look after your mental wellbeing:
- Gardening can help tackle depression, stress and anxiety, and reduce high blood pressure, as well as improve your physical health, so it’s a great time to get outside and brighten up your patch. Don’t have a garden? You could try planting some flowers in a window box, growing herbs indoors, or putting out food for the birds where you can watch them from a window.
- Practise relaxation and mindfulness to boost your mood. You could follow an NHS yoga workout to improve strength and tackle stress, try this mindful breathing exercise from Every Mind Matters, and read hints and tips on mindfulness from the NHS.
- Look to the future. You could research walks you want to do, plan a new cycle route, or get the kids to make a list of five new activities they’d like to try.
Additional Resources & Help:
Big White Wall – a safe online community of people who are anxious, down or not coping who support and help each other by sharing what’s troubling them, guided by trained professionals.
Calm – The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM). Helpline and webchat available every night from 5pm – midnight: 0800 58 58 58
Samaritans – The Samaritans helpline is available for anyone struggling to cope and provide a safe place to talk 24 hours a day – call 116 123
Sane Charity – Helpline: Available on 0300 304 7000 from 6pm – 11pm every evening. SANE provides emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers
Shout – a 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone struggling to cope and in need of immediate help