Mental wellbeing is described by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as “the state in which the individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with normal stresses of life, can work productively, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”

Our mental wellbeing can change at anytime. Here are some tips to help you look after your mental wellbeing:

Talk
Talking about your feelings can help you stay in good mental health and deal with times when you feel troubled.

Keep active
Regular exercise can boost your self-esteem, help you concentrate and feel better. Take a walk, go cycling or play a round of golf. Find something you enjoy and make it a part of your life.

Eat well
If your blood sugar drops you might feel tired, irritable and depressed. Avoid foods such as sugary snacks, sugary drinks, and alcohol. Vegetables and fruit contain a lot of the minerals, vitamins and fibre we need to keep us physically and mentally healthy.

Drink sensibly
Drinking is not a good way to manage difficult feelings. It may change our mood temporarily, but when the drink wears off you can feel worse because of the way alcohol withdrawal symptoms affect your brain and the rest of your body.

Keep in touch
Strong family ties and supportive friends can help you deal with the stresses of life. Knowing you are valued by others is important for helping you think more positively.

Ask for help
If things are getting too much for you and you feel you can’t cope, ask for help. Your family or friends may be able to offer practical help or a listening ear. Local services are there to help you.

Take a break
A change of scene or a change of pace is good for your mental health.
It could be a five-minute pause from cleaning your kitchen, a half-hour lunch break at work, or a weekend exploring somewhere new. A few minutes can be enough to de-stress you.

Do something you’re good at
Enjoying yourself can help beat stress. What do you love doing?
Whether it’s playing an instrument or going to the cinema, it’s positive for your wellbeing to do something that makes you feel good.

Mental health support

If you are struggling at work due to a mental health condition, our workplace mental health support service can help you get back on track!

Get in touch today:
Call 0300 456 8114
Email vocationalrehabilitation@remploy.co.uk

Find out more at www.remploy.co.uk/mentalhealthsupport

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