Surviving or Thriving|Mental Health Week

Because it’s 2017 and the conversation should have already started.   

Written with the help of my strong and beautiful sister J.

Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. This year mental health week is looking at a different angle ‘Rather than ask why so many people are living with mental health problems, we will seek to uncover why too few of us are thriving with good mental health’.

Mental health is serious business and often needs medical treatment you can’t just solve them by having a cup of tea and just ‘getting over it’ but there are some little things you can do to promote good mental health yourself.

Having ‘you’ time is super important regardless of whether you have a mental health problem. My favourite thing after stressful day is to run a bath, pick a bath bomb and just relax. So whether its picking up your favourite book, taking an hour out to watch the next episode of your favourite TV show or painting your nails and putting on a face mask take a moment just for you. It’s not being selfish its time to recharge your batteries.

“You are important and so is your health, including your mental health. We can all do things to promote our own wellbeing, I need to make sure I have time to unwind with some knitting, and we all need to know who to call on when we can’t manage by ourselves” – J.

Mental health shouldn’t be something we shy away from talking about, it’s a conversation that we should actively be participating in. So leave a comment to tell me ways that you promote good mental health and let’s get this conversation going.

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