Top Tips for Wellbeing from Mental Health Matters

Good wellbeing is about the mind as well as the body, being physically t, and feeling good about ourselves, can allow us to achieve more of the things we want to do in life.

Green tea is one of the healthiest beverages you can drink. It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body, including positive psychological effects.

Do a tech check - Technology can be great for making you feel connected, but if you are using it a lot, then it can contribute to making you feel busy and stressed. This includes your phone, emails, social media and TV.

Relax, relax, and relax - It is really important that you take care of yourself and take time out of your busy schedule for “me time”. Relaxation revitalises the body, mind, and soul.

Picture yourself somewhere serene - Even if you can’t get away, your imagination can transport you to somewhere relaxing and peaceful.

The best way to stay healthy -physically and mentally - is by learning how to take care of yourself, sometimes it’s dif cult to nd the motivation, the time and the energy to make a few changes in our lives.

The Five Ways to Wellbeing are a set of evidence-based actions which promote people’s wellbeing. Many of our top tips are based on this evidence and are simple, fun ways in which you can ensure good wellbeing.

Get more sleep - Not getting enough sleep can cause stress. However, stress can disturb our sleep as the thoughts keep spinning around our heads, stopping us from relaxing enough to fall asleep. Use relaxation techniques

Learn something new. Learning new skills can help boost your con dence and give you a sense of achievement. So why not sign up for that cooking course, start learning to play a musical instrument, or figure out how to fix your bike? Embrace new, experience, see opportunities, and surprise yourself.

Seek support – If you feel that you are struggling with your wellbeing. It’s okay to ask for help. No one gets through life alone, it is a sign that you know yourself well enough to realise you need some assistance. It’s OK to talk.

Regular exercise can impact on our mood and our stress levels. Try to add exercise to your weekly routine. You don’t have to go to the gym. Go for a daily walk, cycle to work or play a weekly game of sports. Find exercise that you enjoy and make it a focal part of your life.

Make time for the people you love - Why not cook a lovely health meal? Keeping in regular contact with friends and family can strengthen your relationships.

Practice mindfulness - Trying a few easy techniques can help improve your mood and can be used to help manage wellbeing and mental health.

Try to eat as healthy as possible - There is research to suggest that what we eat may affect not just our physical health, but also our mental health and wellbeing. What we eat and drink affects how we feel, think and behave.

Green space - Spending time outside and in green spaces can be great for your physical and mental health. Take a walk in your local park, woodlands or elds or even do a spot of gardening.

Take notice - It’s an amazingly beautiful world - be curious, observing what’s beautiful or unusual in the world. Being aware of our thoughts and feelings as they arise, without getting lost in them can improve your well-being.

If you're struggling with your mental health, give MHM a call on 0191 516 3500. Or find further information on their website:

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