Everyone has mental health, and it's important to look after yourself to keep it positive. 1 in 4 people in the UK have a mental health problem in the UK each year, so we want you to know that we're here to help and support you.
There are many different types of mental illnesses out there, and here are some of the most common ones:
The amount of people being diagnosed with mental health disorders is increasing in the UK, so we recognise that it is vital to support our customers as much as we can. If you feel that you may be suffering with any of the above, it's ok. Many people are in the same position as you and you're not alone.
Just recognising that you may have ill mental health is already a huge step in the right direction. Reaching out to a trusted friend or family member, mental health charity or mental health helpline is also a huge step and gets you on the path to overcoming what it is you may be struggling with.
Our customer's mental health is our top priority, so here are some of our resources to help you.
You can also call us on 01782 635200 and we will help in any way we can. We may refer you to our Wellbeing service who can help with health needs, safety concerns, etc.
Water is the most important and healthiest thing we can drink. It also helps to maintain the balance of bodily fluids and assists with many different bodily functions including digestion and maintenance of body temperature.
Sometimes we can all feel overwhelmed and it's hard to remember the best ways to deal with feeling this way. Here are some techniques you can try to settle your mind which we hope come of use to you.
Constantly seeing and being around plants help us to feel more calm and relaxed, thus improving mental health. Caring for and looking after plants, both indoors and in the garden, can also reduce stress and boost your mood!
There are different kinds of self-help that you can try because some of us would prefer to do this. From activities to tips and tools, the NHS have some great resources you can try to help yourself and improve your mental health.
Box breathing is a popular breathing technique used by people across the world. It allows your breathing to be balanced and consistent.
1. Breathe in for 4 seconds.
2. Hold that breathe for 4 seconds.
3. Slowly exhale for 4 seconds.
4. Hold that breathe out for 4 seconds.
You can repeat this exercise until your breathing is calmer and you feel more relaxed.
There are now many apps found on app stores to help you with mental health, mindfulness, wellbeing, breathing and much more. Here are a few useful finds:
Calm - sleep, meditation and relaxing
Headspace - meditation and sleep
Daylio - journaling and mood tracker
Sanvello - anxiety and depression
Balance - meditation and sleep
Remente - self care and wellbeing
Shine - calm anxiety and stress
Breeze - mental health
Mind - mental health charity
Rethink - mental illness charity
Mental Health UK - mental health charity
Mental Health Foundation - mental health charity
A S I S T - mental health advocacy
The Dove Service - bereavement and loss support
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