What is mental health?

Mental health videos

Ted Talks available online by a variety of speakers.
Crash courses available on YouTube on a range of mental health disorders.
World Health Organisation (WHO).

Self-care is an overused buzz word. What does it mean? Self-care is different for every individual. It involves maintaining your physical health, hygiene standards, living environment, taking care of your responsibilities and participating in things that bring you joy.

Mind

Body

Spirit

Heart

  • Drink water and eat well
  • Exercise
  • Practice good sleep hygiene
  • Have good posture
  • Leave the house regularly 
  • Clean one area per day
  • Take pride in your appearence
  • Contact your GP for mental or physical illness
  • Make little life tweaks to see bigger transformations 

  • Make a hope box for periods of overwhelming emotions
  • Use art, crafts and creative writing therapeutically
  • Tend to things that grow (children, pets, plants)
  • Practice mindfulness
  • Volunteer for a good cause
  • Listen to ‘mood music’
  • Spend time in nature/outside
  • Connect with spirituality

  • Control and manage anger 
  • Build a support network of positive relationships
  • Communicate clearly with people around you
  • Join a peer support group
  • Use online support forums
  • Invest time in your hobbies
  • Spend time with family and friends
  • Consider a mentor

Resources

Download

Free APPS

From GET SELF HELP there are therapy resources free to download.

MoodJuice has a variety of self help resources free to download.

From DBT SELF HELP there is a range of resources to download.

Confidence building Download

Anger by Mood Juice Download

Self-Help Worksheets (old) Download

PHQ-9-Depression Test Download

GAD-Anxiety Test Download

Jellybean feelings tree Download

Mindfulness guide YEAR ONE Download

MoodSpace – Incorporates mindfulness, meditation, day planners and mood exercises to change negative habits. Parts of app available free.

Wysa – AI chat bot buddy for anonymous conversations, meditation, mindfulness, day planners, and CBT activities such as gratitude lists or thought challenging. For 1 to 1 therapists subscription is needed. Parts of app available free.

Big White Wall – Anonymous mental health community, self-assessments, resources and self-guided courses. Free.

Catch It – Mood tracker and diary. Free.

Thrive – A game based app for managing stress and anxiety. Free.

Cove – Create music to capture your mood and express how you feel with the music journal. Free.

Chill Panda (NHS) – This app measures heart rate and suggests tasks to suit state of mind: simple breathing techniques and light exercises to take your mind off your worries. Free.

Distract – Self harm support, reassurance and advice for students. Free.

Blue Ice (prescribed)

Calm – Mindfulness, meditation and sleep exercises with a mood tracker (prescribed by Lighter Minds e-mail us)

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