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Look after your mental health

What is good mental health?

Looking after our mental health is not something we should just do if we are struggling, or feeling low, anxious or stressed. It’s actually something we should think about all the time and really invest in, just like with our physical health.

There are lots of little things we can all do to help look after our mental health. Find expert advice and practical tips on the NHS Every Mind Matters pages as well as more information here.

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The Five Ways to Wellbeing

Prioritizing your mental health is essential for maintaining overall health and well-being.  It can improve your physical health, mental health, prevents burn out, increases your productivity, improves relationships and boots your self-esteem. 

Have you heard of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing? These tips are a great start to improving your overall wellbeing and mental health: 

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Reach out to  family, friends, and others. A simple chat, call, or video call can brighten someone’s day, including yours!

Be Active
Staying Active and Hydrated

Move your body, have fun, and stay active! Whether it is dancing or walking. Being active boosts your mood and energy levels.

Take Notice
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Be present and appreciate the little things. Notice the beauty around you, practice gratitude, and enjoy the moment.

Keep Learning
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Embrace new experiences. Learning something new, big or small, brings a sense of accomplishment and keeps your mind sharp.

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Show kindness to others. Offer help, lend a listening ear, or do something thoughtful for someone—it spreads happiness all around.