It’s World Health Day! At 1001 we think that mental health is just as important as physical! So, we want to share some advice and let you know where you can find support if you are struggling.
What is World Health Day?
World Health Organization (WHO) was established on the 7th of April – which is where World Health Day gets its chosen date from. They are the United Nations’ health agency, dedicated to accomplishing better health care for everyone, no matter where they are in the world.
The purpose of this globally recognised World Health Day is to:
- Improve awareness of global public health issues.
- Encourage policymakers and healthcare workers to make universal healthcare possible and of a set standard, so that everyone has access to valuable services and information to keep individuals and their families healthy.
- To ensure policymakers are devoted to finding skilled healthcare workers who provide quality and people-centred care
Tips for improving your mental wellbeing with 1001
There are lots of things we can try to take care of our well-being. Here are some tips from the team at 1001, to help you:
- Try to refocus unhelpful thoughts
- Try to remain present and in the moment
- Find ways to relax – perhaps meditate when you feel stressed
- Find ways to learn and be creative
- Get outside in the fresh air
- Call a friend or family member
- Try to get in at least 30 minutes of exercise
- Set yourself a reasonable bedtime and stick to it
It’s not always easy to start with caring for your wellbeing. You might find it helpful to:
- Only try what feels comfortable
- Allow yourself time to decide what works best for you, something that works for a friend isn’t always going to work for you
- Start with something simple, choose one or two things that feel achievable and try it for at least a week to see if it works. If it doesn’t try something else and try not to be disheartened – you’ll find something
Where to seek mental health help:
- Mind registered charity offers emergency advice, helplines and crisis resources
- Local Mind services: face-to-face support including talking therapies, peer support and advocacy, across England and Wales.
- Side by Side is Mind’s online community for anyone experiencing a mental health problem where people can listen, share and be heard.