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How to look after your mental health

Updated: Jan 14, 2022

It's important to take care of yourself and get the most from life. Below are 10 practical ways to look after your mental health.

Talk about your feelings

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 and can help you concentrate, sleep, and feel better.

Eat well

Your brain need a mix of nutrients in order to stay healthy and function well, just like the other organs in your body.

Drink sensibly

Drinking is not a good way to manage difficult feelings.

Keep in touch

Keep the lines of communication open: it's good for you!

Ask for help

None of us are superhuman. We all sometimes get tired or overwhelmed by how we feel or when things don't go to plan.

If things are getting too much for your and you feel you can't cope, ask for help.

Local services are there to help you.

Do something you're good at

Enjoying yourself can help beat stress. Doing an activity you enjoy probably means you're good at it, and achieving something boosts your self-esteem.

Accept who you are

We're all different. It's much healthier to accept that you're unique than to wish you were more like someone else. Good self-esteem helps you cope when life takes a difficult turn.

"Friends are really important...We help each other whenever we can, so it's a two-way street, and supporting them uplifts me."

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