Looking After Your Mental & Emotional Well Being
Ways to protect your Mental & Emotional Wellbeing
Spend Quality Time With Others
It is important to stay in touch , things like text messages from mobile phones can help throughout the day.
Eat healthily & drink plenty of water
Eat at least 5 portions of fresh fruit or vegetables a day. At least 8 glasses of water a day aids concentration and mental wellbeing.
Research shows that working too long hours takes away time and energy from doing all the other things that can protect our mental and emotional wellbeing.
Look For Warning Signs
Admit to yourself when you are getting into difficulties
Keep Physically Active.
Find something you enjoy, you could go walking with a friend or take in a team sport.
Get enough regular sleep
Sleep is really important for our mental and emotional wellbeing.
Take time to do things you enjoy
This could include a hobby or volunteering in a local charity or community group (click on the Opportunities page for ideas).
Learn to relax
Ways to relax include relaxation tapes, massage, complementary therapies, meditation and physical exercise.
Get Support From Others
Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you are having difficulties it can be hard to admit to it, so try telling someone you trust first. Support could be from friends or from professionals; there are some helpful contacts in the organisation section.
When we are stressed out by the routine of every day life. Sometimes we need to have a break a good holiday can do us the world of good click here.
Top Tips When Recovering From Mental Ill Health
Below are listed some things that help and encourage people who experience mental ill health. These activities are done in day centres at home or in the community.
Are good places to go if a person feels isolated in the community there is normally a friendly atmosphere where you can meet other people who are going through similar experiences.
An encouraging and supportive family is important when someone is going through a difficult time.
This is often rewarding for a person and helps build confidence and can lead on to other things.
Some people enjoy preparing a nice meal cooking can be relaxing.
Is therapeutic and some people enjoy pottering about and looking at the beautiful flowers they have grown.
Going to the gym is a great way to work of stress but make sure a qualified fitness trainer is showing you have to use the training machines correctly.
Going For A walk
This is a good way of reducing built up stress and clearing your mind after a brisk walk.
Enjoying a good book is a great way to relax and pass some time.
Whether joining a camera club or just taking family snaps can be an enjoyable hobby.
Using the Internet
Often handy to chat with friends or to get information about different medicines.
A great way to be creative and express your self.
CDS are a great way to unwind just sit back close your eyes and relax.