Top tips for our mental health and wellbeing
There are lots of tips below that could help improve your mood and reduce worries and anxieties.
Our ‘Look After You’ section has lots of information about looking after our mental health and wellbeing, but you can read below for a summary.
Take time to relax and do things you enjoy
There are lots of different ways to relax, whether that’s taking notice of the present moment, keeping your brain busy or simply doing what you enjoy. These can help with difficult emotions and worries, as well as improve your wellbeing. There’s no pressure, just do whatever makes you feel good. Find ideas here.
Connect with others
There is strong evidence that shows that feeling close to, and valued by, other people is something that we all need. Social relationships are vital for our wellbeing and for acting as a buffer against mental ill health for people of all ages. Find ideas here of how to connect.
Limit your screen time
Social media can be great to help us stay in touch with people, but might also make you feel anxious if people are sharing news stories or posting about their worries. Consider taking a break or limiting how you use social media.
Look after your body
Our physical health has a big impact on how we feel. It can be easy to fall into unhealthy patterns of behaviour that can end up making you feel worse.
Things like staying active, eating well, drinking less and stopping smoking can all help us feel better. Find out more about tips and support to stay healthy.
Focus on what you can control
Try to focus on the things you can control at the moment:
- Find out about your employment and benefits rights
- Plan practical things, like getting food and prescriptions
- Plan a new daily routine.
If you are struggling to cope with difficult feelings or behaviours, practical issues and daily life in general a list of self-help resources, helplines and services are listed here.
If you’re a young person and something is on your mind or you need support to find ways to feel better, you’re not alone. Click here for advice and support.
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