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Mental Health Awareness

Mental health refers to cognitive, behavioral, and emotional well-being. It is all about how people think, feel, and behave. People sometimes use the term “mental health” to mean the absence of any mental disorder. Mental health can affect daily living, relationships, and physical health.
As we begin a new week here are eight things to schedule into your week that might help look after your mental health
Rest and recovery-maintain good sleep habits and schedule time into your week for rest and recovery
Breathing-calm both your mind and body by engaging in some progressive muscle relaxation, box breathing or diaphragmatic breathing.
Activities-engage in activities that provide you with a sense of meaning and importance. This can help boost confidence and self esteem
3 good things- each night before bed write down 3 good things you have achieved from your day. This exercise can help you tap into positive emotions during times of stress
Talking to others-schedule some time into your week to talk to friends, colleagues or family member. Positive relationships can boost mood and confidence
Exercise-being active or exercising is a great way for boosting mood and reducing stress or anxiety
Me time-during your week try and find some time and space for yourself, it is important that you take this time to relax and do something you enjoy
Supporting others-whether it is checking in with a friend or helping somebody supporting others can provide you with a sense of purpose.
Your mental health is your priority