It is Nottingham Mental health Awareness weeks and we want to share with you ways to look after your mental health.
Mental health is the emotional and spiritual resilience which allows us to enjoy life and survive pain, disappointment and sadness. It is a positive sense of well being and an underlying belief in our own, and other’s dignity and worth.
We can look after our mental health in so many different ways such as:
- Talking about your feelings, this can help you to cope with your problems. Being listened to can help you feel supported and not alone.
- Eating well, there are strong links between what we eat and how we feel, eat at least 3 meals each day and drink plenty of water.
- Keeping in touch with family and friends, spend time developing your relationship with your family and friends or join a group this will help you feel connected.
- Being active, participating in regular activity such as walking in the fresh air, gardening or any other exercise can release chemicals in your brain, which makes you feel good; it can boost your self esteem.
- Developing a skill can give you a sense of achievement. Doing something you are good at, something you can lose yourself in, so there is no room in your head for worries.
- Accept who you are, we are all different and all unique, accepting who you are increases your confidence and self esteem.
- Take time to relax, unwind and enjoy yourself.
If you would like to talk to someone about mental health, Harmless run regular drop in sessions where you can meet with one of our trained therapists. The next sessions are as follows:
- Young person drop-in or those aged 21 years and under: Wednesday 21st October between 11am and 12pm.
- Adult drop-in for those aged 18 and over: Wednesday 28th October, between 3:30pm and 4:30pm.