Today is World Mental Health Day and the trending hashtag is #EveryMindMatters. Looking after your mind is just as important as looking after your physical health but isn’t given as much attention because poor mental health is, in most cases, not as visible as poor physical health.
For this reason, we have put together 5 steps which you can take to get involved this mental health day and also every other day of the year!
1. Look after yourself
The NHS has put together an interactive quiz (http://bit.ly/35mBGzj) which once completed, will provide you with steps on how to look after your mind. A few of their tips are:
- Making time to chat
- Taking time to get moving
- Doing more feel-good things
2. Support an organisation
There are some amazing organisations out there such as https://papyrus-uk.org/, https://www.mind.org.uk/, and https://www.rethink.org/, to name a few, who are working every day to support people who experience mental health issues. You could donate to any of these charities or set up an event to fundraise for these charities.
Papyrus Suicide Prevention run ‘Assist’ workshops which work to educate and train you on how to deal with someone who is considering taking their own life. Our Account Manager at Mosaic, Negin, took part in the eye-opening course and can safely say it is worth going to.
3. Raise Awareness
There are so many different steps you can take to raise awareness! Here are a few suggestions from us:
- Encourage conversations in the workplace
- Show your support on social media
- Go along to an event
Papyrus is hosting a Warrington Hopewalk today so why not get involved and come along to help raise awareness? Team Mosaic will be taking part, so feel free to come along and join us: https://www.facebook.com/events/865991373784067/
4. Be kind
This is such an easy step to take and SO important. You never know what someone else might be going through and it costs nothing to be kind. Kindness has many benefits including increased happiness and a healthy heart! Why not make someone a brew today, ask them how they are feeling or tell them how much they mean to you?
5. Share Your Story
Sometimes when we are experiencing our own issues we feel like the whole world is against us and no one else is feeling the same way! Remember that people may be going through their own secret battles too. A problem shared is a problem halved!
By sharing your own story, you are opening yourself up to be able to receive advice/support on your situation and also likely making other people feel better in the process. If you don’t feel ready to share a personal story/your own feelings then that is understandable! A few of us at Mosaic Digital Media will be sharing our own advice/steps we usually take when we are having a down day, so keep an eye on our social channels today. #EveryMindMatters
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