10 ways to look after your mental health
Talk about your feelings
Letting loved ones know how you feel can be daunting, but remember they care about you! Let the conversation happen naturally, if it feels awkward at first just give it more time
Keep in touch
Friends and family can make you feel included, cared for and loved. They can also help with certain problems
Take a break
Just a few minutes can be enough to lower your stress levels. Make sure you take your lunch break at work, go outside for some fresh air or go on a short break somewhere.
What we eat can have a big affect on how we feel, try to limit the amount of caffeine and sugar you intake. Everything in moderation!
Drinking alcohol is not a good way to manage your feelings. Drinking too much can cause further health issues
Regular exercise can boost your self-esteem and confidence, meaning it can help you mentally as well as physically.
Do something you enjoy
Doing something you enjoy can help beat stress. Concentrating on a hobby can allow you to forget your worries for a while and lift your spirits
Accept who you are
Nobody is perfect and we are all different. Focus on what you can do well, be proud of who you are and be kind to yourself!
Care for others
Helping others can boost your self-esteem, your feeling of worth and it can bring you closer to others. A good deed can go a long way to helping someone and helping yourself
Information provided by Mental Health Foundation.
Visit www.mentalhealth.org.uk for further information