If you know someone who is experiencing mental health difficulties it can be difficult to know what to do, but there are a number of things you can do to support them. One of the most important ways to help is to talk to them in order to find out
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Category: Mental Health Awareness for Adults
Heart rate variability is closely linked to your heart rate, in particular how long it takes your heart to return to a steady rate after exercise or experiencing a fright. Anxiety and stress can reduce our heart rate variability. Our Information Sheet explores further what is meant by Heart Rate
Resilience refers to our ability to withstand, recover and adjust after something difficult or traumatic has happened to us. Being resilient is not about just ‘getting on with it’ and staying positive all the time. It comes from being in touch with life’s challenges. Resilience can be seen as a
We all experience stress at times throughout our lives, however too much stress can have a major impact on our lives. Take a look at our Stress Management Guide to learn more about what stress is, the symptoms you may experience and stress management techniques to build your resilience and
Maintaining a healthy work life balance can be difficult, but it is essential for supporting our overall well-being and reducing the risk of stress and burnout in the workplace. Our Work Life Balance Tips resource contains our advice on sustaining this important balance, including when working from home.
Self-care is the deliberate practice of any activity that we do in order to support our mental, physical and emotional health. It is so vital for maintaining a positive relationship with ourselves and our well-being, as well as helping us to be better equipped to manage the stressors of daily
Our Meditation and our Mental Health resource explores the many benefits that practicing meditation can bring for our mental health and overall wellbeing. It also explores suggestions for how to incorporate meditation in to your daily routine as a mindfulness and self-care activity.
Evidence strongly suggests that being connected to nature helps us to flourish by improving our mental and physical health. We explore the psychological and physical wellbeing benefits of nature on our Nature and our Mental Health Resource, and also outlines suggestions for how you can connect with nature to better
The easing of lock down restrictions can be an exciting time for some, however for others it can trigger feelings of anxiety and apprehension. Our Tips for Managing the Transition out of Lock down resource shares our expert guidance on making this change as comfortable as possible.
There is a very close connection between sleep and mental health; poor mental health can cause sleep difficulties, and poor sleep can have a negative effect on our mental health. Our resource explores this relationship further and covers key guidance on improving sleep quality.
Visualisation exercises and goal setting can be very effective strategies to boost your wellbeing, both by helping you to regulate your emotions, as well as promoting feelings of security, positivity, and achievement. Our Visualisation and Goal Setting resource explores the positive impact visualisation can have for supporting our mental health,
Physical and mental health are interconnected and equally important. To learn more about how exercising can help to protect and support your mental health and wellbeing, please read our The Benefits of Exercise for our Mental Health resource.
Sometimes, the way we think can keep us trapped in a viscous loop. Download our get Rid of You’re A.N.T.S resource to read our expert guidance on identifying your automatic negative thoughts, Recognising your Triggers and challenging your ANTS.
Protecting and supporting our mental health is just as important as looking after our physical health. This resource is a guide to improving your mental wellbeing by identifying and tackling triggers for stress and anxiety and by implementing positive and effective strategies for prioritising your mental health.
Did you know that your brain releases happiness chemicals that help to make you feel good? In our Daily Dose of Happiness resource, we explore the role of each of the four happiness chemicals, how deficiency can impact your wellbeing, and how to utilise practical strategies to naturally increase happy
Resources for Adults Samaritans – You can access confidential emotional support at any time from Samaritans either by calling 116 123 or emailing email@example.com Mental Health Foundation – 10 minute mindfulness practice exercise narrated by Mindfulness expert, Professor Mark Williams, and features a series of breathing and visualisation techniques. https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/podcasts-and-videos/mindfulness-10-minute-practice-exercise Resources for Young People
Taking a few moments each day to practice mindful breathing is proven to help relax your body, calm your mind, and support your wellbeing. These exercises are also useful methods of self-regulation, which is the way we manage our behaviours, emotions and our thoughts – particularly those emotions that can
Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present in the moment and paying attention to your thoughts and feelings, and to your environment. We explore the many significant benefits of mindfulness for our mental health and wellbeing, and share practical ideas for incorporating mindfulness techniques in your daily routine.
Gratitude is essentially a positive emotion, and involves taking the time to notice what is good in our lives and to notice all the little things we so often take for granted. It can help to transform the lens through which we see the world and our lives, shifting our
Burnout is the feeling of emotional, mental and physical exhaustion, and can be caused by prolonged experiences of relentless stress without adequate and healthy coping strategies or helpful support. Our Recovering from and Preventing Burnout Resource outlines the key symptoms and impacts of burnout, as well as sharing our guidance
Our Wellness Checklist provides an effective and adaptable framework to help you to prioritise and support your mental health and wellbeing in your busy daily life. You can use this checklist to help create and maintain simple but powerful healthy habits in your day to day routine.