Looking after mental health

  1. Talk about your feelings

Talking can be a way to cope with a problem you’ve been carrying around in your head for a while. Just being listened to can help you feel supported and less alone.

  1. Keep active

Regular exercise can boost your self-esteem and can help you concentrate, sleep, and look and feel better. Exercise keeps the brain and your other vital organs healthy.

  1. Eat well

Your brain needs a mix of nutrients stay healthy and function well, just like the rest of your body. A diet that’s good for your physical health is also good for your mental health.

  1. Drink responsibly

Drinking is not a good way to manage difficult feelings. Some people drink to deal with fear or loneliness, but the effect is only temporary. When the drink wears off, you feel worse.

  1. Keep in touch

There’s nothing better than catching up with someone. Meet up, give them a call, send a text or message them on Facebook. Keep the lines of communication open: it’s good for you!

  1. Ask for help

We all get tired or overwhelmed when things don’t go to plan. Ask for help if you need it. Your family or friends may be able to offer practical help, and there are local services to help.

 

Mental Health Myths

“Mental health problems are rare.”

WRONG  1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem every year.

“Young people just go through ups and downs.”

WRONG  1 in 10 young people will experience a mental health problem.

“People with mental health problems are usually violent.”

WRONG  People with mental health illness are more likely to be the victim of  Violence.

“People with mental health problems don’t experience discrimination.”

WRONG  9 out 10 people with mental health problems experience stigma and discrimination.

“It’s easy for young people to talk to friends about their feelings.”

WRONG  Nearly 3 in 4 young people fear the reaction of friends when they talk about mental health.

 

For more information:

Bassetlaw Mind work to support everyone experiencing a mental health problem.

 

 

 

 

www.bassetlawmind.org.uk

01909 476075