How to guides from the Mental Health Foundation

By 28th November 2016The ARC Resources

Advice on managing your mental health by reducing stress, using exercise and mindfulness and later in life.

The Mental Health Foundation has an amazing array of information to educate and assist you in with your own mental wellbeing and the mental wellbeing of the people around you. We have highlighted four publications they have produced but these are the tip of the tip of the iceberg. For more information and support visit  www.mentalhealth.org.uk

How to… Manage and reduce stress

Stress affects us in a number of ways, both physically and emotionally, and in varying intensities. At times it can be a positive experience but prolonged feelings of stress can affect us in negative ways leading to a host of feelings and emotions detrimental to our mental wellbeing.

This booklet promotes an understanding of the reasons for and symptoms of stress, while offering activities and tips to reduce the feelings of stress for your physical and mental wellbeing.

How to… Look after your mental health using exercise

There are many reasons why physical activity is good for your body – having a healthy heart and improving your joints and bones are just two, but did you know that physical activity is also beneficial for your mental health and wellbeing?

This guide has been produced to show the positive impact that physical activity can have on your own mental wellbeing, including some tips and suggestions to help you get started.

How to… Look after your mental health using mindfulness

Mental wellbeing does not mean being happy all the time and it does not mean you won’t experience negative or painful emotions, such as grief, loss, or failure, which are a part of normal life. However, whatever your age, mindfulness can help you lead a mentally healthier life and improve your wellbeing.

The booklet offers practical information on how to incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine.

How to… Look after your mental health in later life

From keeping in touch with friends and family and thinking ahead we can protect our mental health as we age, this booklet suggests 10 practical ways we can do this.

The booklet also offers a range of support organisations available for further information.

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