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How can you improve your mental health?

7 Tips to Improve your Mental Well-being

Communicate

Talk to those around you from your family and friends, to work colleagues and neighbours. Surrounded yourself with positive relationships, and you’ll gain that emotional support you need. You’ll also have the chance to support others – no one should live in their own isolated bubble!  

Meditate

 Learn how to deal with stress, focus after a long day or to just unwind – meditation for even just a few minutes daily can really help to settle your thoughts, slow down your heart rate and prepare you for the day. You can always use it before you go to sleep too to reflect on the day! 

Get active

Whether that’s blitzing around the park, going for a walk with friends or in your living room, a regular exercise routine is beneficial to so many parts of your life. Find an activity you enjoy, and embrace those feel-good hormones. You’ll soak up some vitamin D too! 

Break up the boredom

  Sometimes a change to routine could be just what you need. It doesn’t need to be anything drastic – and could be as simple as trying a new restaurant, trying a different exercise class or buy tickets to the latest film release. 

Learn something new

Gain some confidence and a feeling of achievement by discovering a new class, YouTube video or “how to” book. This could be anything from cracking open eggs in your kitchen to learning to draw fish or learning a language. 

Reward yourself

Say to yourself, “once I have achieved my goal I will buy/do…” and go for it! Munch on a piece of cake, buy that new jacket you’ve had your eye on, or just take a day out of your busy schedule to chill. 

Ramp up the music

Find or create some positive playlists, or discover some uplifting podcasts. Music can have a huge impact on our moods, and if you have a quick dance about your living room…well, that’s OK too! 

If you, or someone you know, needs some support in their lives then please do talk to family, friends or your tutor at College. There are also charities such as Mind too, dedicated to supporting your mental health.

If you, or someone you know, needs some support in their lives then please do talk to family, friends or your tutor at College. We offer plenty of help if you need to talk, including a counseling service. Don't be afraid to let us know if you need some help.

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