This week is mental health awareness week and our newest Ambassador Rachel McGuinness brings us her top tips to protect your metal health:
- Wake up and go to bed at the same time every day – your brain loves routine.
- Create structure and routine to your day even if you are not working.
- Make sure you are connecting regularly with family and friends via video calls or phone calls – have virtual cuppas, drinks or even meals.
- Take the time to learn something new – there are loads of free courses on the web at the moment.
- Watch something inspirational like TED talks or listen to podcasts.
- Keep active – make sure you do some form of exercise 3 – 5 times a week, anything from yoga to HIIT workouts. Go onto YouTube for inspiration.
- Get outside in the fresh air for walks in countryside or even your local park.
- Eat a healthy well-balanced diet with plenty of vegetables, fruit, and protein.
- Limit the amount of news you watch or listen to and especially avoid any news before bedtime.
- Have a social media detox by limiting the time you spend on social media platforms.
WEBINAR : Looking after your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic
We can all do something to be kind to others, but it is also extremely important to be kind to yourself.
Looking after your mental health is just as important as looking after your physical health.
We are all going through stressful times with a lot of fear and uncertainty and we are all trying to navigate through our new reality at the moment.
As it is Mental Health Awareness Week this week, I thought I would host a webinar on ‘How to look after your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic’.
You are very welcome to join me on Wednesday, 20 May from 17:00 to 18:00 when we will discuss the following topics:
– Managing your mental health and wellbeing
– Emergency resources
– Coping at work and home
– Parenting during the outbreak
– What to tell the kids
– Coping with older kids or young adults
– Nurturing our relationships
– Financial worries
– Reducing anxiety as lockdown is lifted
– How random acts of kindness can help
Due to the nature of the topic – there won’t be a recording, but you are welcome to have a copy of the slide deck.
CLICK the link to register