We all have mental health, and it’s important to recognise the value of looking after our own wellbeing, especially in times of uncertainty. Just like physical health, sometimes we’ll feel a little under the weather. Our mental health is influenced by our life experiences and this impacts the way we think, feel and behave. But not everyone will experience mental illness, as this encompasses a wide range of conditions that are often caused by genes or brain chemistry. This can include mood, personality and eating disorders and can impact an individual life differently.
Top tips for looking after your mental health:
- Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure. Pressure turns into stress when we feel unable to cope with the feeling, the signs, and symptoms of stress will vary greatly from person to person as the experience of stress is very individual.
- Check out this video for some top tips on managing stress and building resilience:
Taking care of your mind
Mindfulness can help us to increase our ability to regulate emotions, decrease stress, anxiety, and depression. It can also help us to focus our attention, as well as to observe our thoughts and feelings.
For more information on the benefits of mindfulness click the button below:
Visit the NHS Mindfulness page