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World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day with the theme being 'Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority’.


The day is important role in highlighting the importance of talking about our mental health and the issues around stigma associated with mental health conditions. Mental health issues can occur in everyones lives, in families, workplaces and in communities.


WHAT IS WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY?

The day is important role in highlighting the importance of talking about our mental health and the issues around stigma associated with mental health conditions.

It provides a perfect opportunity to share mental health stories, talk about issues and encourage others to shout about the cause.


HOW CAN YOU CELEBRATE WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY?


There are so many ways to get involved with World Mental Health day from:


SHARE EXPERIENCES


So many people choose to struggle with mental health and feel so alone. By sharing your own experiences and your feelings it helps reassure people to open up about what they are experiencing.


Real-life stories can spark important conversations that can ultimately save lives.


SPARKING CONVERSATIONS ON SOCIAL MEDIA


Social Media is a great place to spark conversations with people and raise awareness of mental health. Whether you share an important article or discuss your own experiences with mental health, this is a great opportunity to spread the word and support people around the globe.


Use the hashtag #WorldMentalHealthDay in your posts.





PRACTICE SELF CARE


It's important to look after your mental health.


Of course, self-care looks different for everyone. From exercising regularly and eating well through to journaling and seeking professional help when needed, there are lots of ways to keep your mind and body healthy and happy.


STAY ACTIVE


It’s important you take care of your physical health by eating well, getting enough sleep, and staying active.


It’s important for your mental health to exercise regularly and a balanced diet can improve your mood and self-confidence, increase your energy, and help you sleep better. So try:


• Go for walks

• Indoor classes

• Online workouts

• Anything to get you active

LEARN NEW SKILLS


Learning has been shown to help improve and maintain our well-being. It can boost self-confidence and self-esteem, help build a sense of purpose, and create connections with others.

People engaged in learning feel better about themselves and have a greater ability to cope with stress, as well has feeling more self confidence, hope and purpose.


Try classes or hobbies such as:

• Knitting

• Baking

• Drawing

• Photography course

• Or something creative

REACH OUT TO LOVED ONES


Today is the perfect time to reach out to family and friends who might be facing their own mental health struggles. Simply just ask how they are doing.


The ways you can connect is:

  • Going for coffee

  • Texting or calling someone

  • Reaching on social media