‘Prevention is better than cure’ – it’s a mantra we all know well.
When it comes to our physical wellbeing, we know eating healthily, keeping fit and drinking less alcohol helps to maintain a well-balanced lifestyle and physical appearance.
However, as we look back on World Mental Health Day, it is worth remembering these actions are also important for our mental health.
With the younger members of the royal family focusing their energy on mental health and celebrities sharing their personal experiences, the taboo surrounding the subject is fading away.
Understanding mental health can seem daunting but we have seen an increase in resources and services being made available to help people learn more about their mental wellbeing.
At our best, the majority of us are able to deal with the ups and downs of day-to-day life and are comfortable with ourselves. We are able to nurture relationships with friends, family and colleagues and with this strong network, we can bounce back from challenging times.
However, on some occasions we feel anxious, stressed and exceedingly challenged, which can have a negative impact on our mental health.
There are a variety of steps we can take to protect our mental wellbeing and increase our resilience. These include simple steps such as ensuring we are getting enough sleep, eating a well-balanced diet, exercising regularly, talking to others about our mental health and also asking others about their own health.
If you need further advice or information, please call 01926 436303.