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Mental Health

Prioritising mental health has never been more important than it is now. Making positive change can seem so hard, especially during uncertain times, and sometimes it can be hard to know where to start. Here are some tips to help maintain your mental health:

Please see below a links to a variety of websites that can offer information and support in order to maintain good health and well-being:

Links to minimise stress:

Hacks to De-Stress 8 minutes 14 secs video of easy ideas that will improve your life

5 minutes to de-stress…… and breath

Links to talking therapies available:

Self –Referral Talking Therapies – Local Authority Services in your area 

Links to mental health and Wellbeing support:

Time for Change – Mental Health and Wealth Support and guidance

Wellness Actions Plans – help in establishing if you need one and how to create one

Podcast—Mental Health and wellbeing 

Wellbeing and your daily activities

1) Are you exercising for an average of 30 min per day?

Click here for more information on exercise

2) Are you maintaining regular sleep patterns and getting adequate sleep? (i.e. going to bed and rise at usual times and getting 6-8 hours sleep/rest a night)

Click here for more information on sleep

Remember .. sleeping between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. is the most beneficial time for cell renewal and anti-aging, the immune system, memory management and body repair

3) Are you using relaxation techniques at home? (i.e. focused breathing – out breath longer than in breath, sleep enhancing apps, meditation, reading, calm apps)

Click here for more information on relaxation techniques

4) Are you focusing on a balanced healthy diet? (i.e. eating fresh non-processed foods, eating 5 fruit or veg a day, eating 3 portion aligned regular meals/day, limits snacks)

5) Are you remaining well hydrated? (i.e. 1.6 litres/day women 2.0 litres men – suggested as per Euro-pean Food Safety Authority)

Click here for more information on a healthy, balanced diet

9) Have you completed a wellbeing action plan? (i.e. Every mind matters 5 simple questions which lead to a personal plan for your use)?

Click here to answer 5 simple questions and receive your own wellbeing personal plan

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