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Every Mind Matters

A brief introduction to the NHS mental health website; 'Every Mind Matters'
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Every Mind Matters has been created by Public Health England, with tips and advice developed with experts and approved by the NHS. The aim is to help you manage and maintain your mental health, as good mental health makes such a difference. It helps us to relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more.

We all go through ups and downs in life, and experience life changes that can affect our mental health.

Every Mind Matters gives you simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life – from how to deal with stress and anxiety, to boosting our mood or sleeping better. It will help you spot the signs of common mental health conditions, get personalised practical self-care tips and information on further support. You’ll also learn about what you can do to help others.

I have been involved with Every Mind Matters as a member of the ‘expert reference group’ overseeing its development, and as a Clinical Advisor. I like the fact that the approach is based on a normalising, non-pathologising approach, aimed at helping all of us improve our psychological wellbeing, and it includes a lot of material that echos recommendations in this course.

What will you learn, and what should you do?

As an optional part of this course, you might wish to visit Every Mind Matters. This could be helpful for your own mental health, but you might also want to see how the UK’s NHS can accommodate the kinds of ideas in this course into mainstream mental health care.

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