There are small things we can all do to help be kind to our mind and look after our mental health, and these can make a big difference to how we feel, helping us to lead happier, healthier lives and cope with life’s challenges.
It’s World Mental Health Day (Monday 10 October), we’re encouraging you to talk openly about your mental health and how you look after it, and reminding you to reach out for help if you are struggling.
Evidence suggests there are five steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life:
- Connect with other people
- Be physically active
- Learn new skills
- Give to others
- Pay attention to the present moment (mindfulness)
Search Every Mind Matters for free, NHS approved advice and simple tips to help you look after your mental wellbeing and see whether you can make them part of your daily routine.