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World Mental Health Day

Thursday 10th October 2019

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I have the right to good quality health care, to clean water and good food.

 

ARTICLE 25

If I am not living with my family, people should keep checking I am safe and happy.

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                 Look after Yourself and Others

Looking after your emotional health and well being is important for staying mentally healthy.

 

TALK ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS

Talking about your feelings can help you stay in good mental health and deal with times when you are feeling troubled. It’s part of  taking charge of your wellbeing and doing what you can to stay healthy.

 

EAT WELL

There are strong links between what we eat and how we feel – for example, caffeine and sugar can have an immediate effect. But food can also have a long lasting effect on your mental health.

 

KEEP IN TOUCH

Friends and family can make you feel included and cared for. They can offer different views from whatever is going on inside of your own head. They can help keep you active, keep you grounded and help you solve practical problems.

 

TAKE A BREAK

A change of scene or a change of pace is good for your mental health. It could be a five-minute pause from cleaning your bedroom, walking your dog, going for a run or a weekend exploring somewhere new with friends and family. A few minutes can be enough to distress.

 

ACCEPT WHO YOU ARE

Some of us make people laugh, some are good at maths, others cook fantastic meals. Some of us share our lifestyle with the people who live close to us, others live very differently. We are all different and that is okay.

 

KEEP ACTIVE

Exercise releases chemicals in your brain that make you feel good. Regular exercise can boost your self-esteem and help you concentrate, sleep, look and feel better. Exercise also keeps the brain and your other vital organs healthy.

 

ASK FOR HELP

None of us are superhuman. We all sometimes get tired and overwhelmed by how we feel or when things go wrong. If things are getting too much for you and you feel you can’t cope – ASK FOR HELP!

 

DO SOMETHING YOU ARE GOOD AT

What do you love doing? What activities can you lose yourself in? What did you love doing in the past? Enjoying yourself helps beat stress. Doing an activity you enjoy probably means you are good at it and achieving something boosts your self-esteem.

 

CARE FOR OTHERS

Caring for others is often an important part of keeping up relationships with people close to you. It can even bring people closer together.

 

CARE FOR YOURSELF

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