Develop the tools to better manage your mental health
The World Health Organization recognise World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year.
This year – at a time when people around the world are facing huge disruptions to their daily lives, incomes, families, and communities – marking this day as a reminder of the importance of investing in our own mental health feels more important than ever.
The abrupt changes to our lifestyle and new challenges brought about by measures to curb the spread of coronavirus can be difficult to come to terms with.
Whether you’re feeling depressed, anxious, or lonely, it is vital to develop coping tools and strategies to improve your mindset and mental wellbeing.
While a course may not help you feel completely better, it can offer information which you can use to help yourself and others feel more in control of your mental health during this time.
Manage anxiety and depression
Before coronavirus, 1 in 4 adults in the UK experienced mental health problems each year. It’s likely that this figure is now even higher.
According to a survey by UK mental health charity, Mind, 65% of surveyed adults and 75% of surveyed young people with experience of mental health problems said their mental health got worse during the coronavirus lockdown. Over 51% of adults and 55% of young people without experience of mental health problems also said their mental health got worse during this period.
Mental health issues are a normal response to extraordinary circumstances, and new habits and routines can help to reduce your symptoms and support you at this challenging time.
Resilience won’t only help you get through this time of crisis – it can also help you with stress management and difficult periods in the future.
Developing solid strategies for managing your thoughts and feelings now will help you and your household respond to this challenge, as well as future ones.
Protect your mental health
If you haven’t suffered mental health problems until now, you may not have practised or understood the importance of self-care and protecting your mental health from outside influences. This collection of courses will help you to build methods of protecting your long-term mental wellbeing.