10 Tips for Mental Health
- Build Confidence
Identify your abilities and weaknesses together, accept them build on them and do the best with what you have.
- Eat right, Keep fit
A balanced diet, exercise and rest can help you to reduce stress and enjoy life.
- Make Time for Family and Friends
These relationships need to be nurtured; if taken for granted they will not be there to share life’s joys and sorrows.
- Give and Accept Support
Friends and family relationships thrive when they are “put to the test”.
- Create a Meaningful Budget
Financial problems cause stress. Over-spending on our “wants” instead of our “needs” is often the culprit.
Being involved in community gives a sense of purpose and satisfaction that paid work cannot.
- Manage Stress
We all have stressors in our lives but learning how to deal with them when they threaten to overwhelm us will maintain our mental health.
- Find Strength in Numbers
Sharing a problem with others who have had similar experiences may help you find a solution and will make you feel less isolated.
- Identify and Deal with Moods
We all need to find safe and constructive ways to express our feelings of anger, sadness, joy and fear.
- Learn to Be at Peace with Yourself
Get to know who you are, what makes you really happy, and learn to balance what you can and cannot change about yourself.