World Mental Health Day
10th October 2018
World Mental Health Day is on October 10th every year. This little blog post is a reminder that mental health is around us all day, every day.
Most of us at some stage of our lives have experienced mental health problems. Sometimes there is a route cause for the issue – a bereavement, a breakup, financial problems, stresses at work…or sometimes it is a combination of little issues all rolled into one.
Sometimes we feel low simply because we do, and there is no reason for it. We need to remember that THIS IS OK.
We are all human. We cannot simply wake up everyday and be on the ball all the time, but we can take care of ourselves to make each day a little better than the last.
Self-care is not in selfish or self-indulging. Self-care is incredibly important.
Try to spend a small amount of time each day on you. Grab your favourite coffee from your favourite coffee shop, finish that book you started reading months ago, catch up with friends / family, head the gym or go for a run, or a favourite one of ours – why not binge watch a couple of episodes of that favourite programme of yours.
It is easier said than done, we know this, but try not to isolate yourself when times are hard. It is more than ok to not be ok. Speak to someone, grab a hug off the one you love. Reach out to your doctor for help.
There are several charities which can help
Mind Charity – www.mind.org.uk – find your local branch here.
Samaritans – call 116 123 – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) for men – Call 0800 58 58 58 – 5pm to midnight 365 days a year
Remember you are not alone