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5 top tips to help manage your mental health

Looking after our mental health and that of those around us has never been more important. The latest research from Time To Change identified that around 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem this year.

Making small changes and introducing simple tactics to your daily routine can be hugely beneficial in reducing anxiety and managing how you feel day to day.

Here we share 5 simple ways on improving your mental health during the Covid pandemic:

  1. Catch up with others over a cuppa
    It can be easy to get into a rut and not make time for your relationships. Try to check in with friends and family by picking up the phone or schedule regular catch ups over video calls.
  2. Limit how much news you consume
    There’s a lot of gloomy news at the moment and listening or reading too much of it can increase anxiety. Setting yourself a daily limit can help protect your mental health.
  3. Stay active, mentally and physically
    Keep yourself active with a daily walk, a workout, reading a book, or doing a jigsaw, (or all of them!).
  4. Don’t be afraid to ask for help
    During challenging times, it’s perfectly natural to struggle mentally. Try not to bottle up your feelings and speak to a friend or seek professional help.
  5. Curb your alcohol intake
    Contrary to popular belief, drinking too much alcohol can exacerbate negative feelings, anxiety and worry. If you’re struggling with your mental health try to ensure you’re not drinking too much.

There is a whole host of further and additional support available online, however, if you are really struggling and in need of further support, we encourage you to speak to your GP or visit NHS Every Mind Matters for advice. It’s important to know that you are not alone and support is available.

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