mental health

Mental health - How you can keep your mind and body healthy and active

Learn some tips and tricks you can use to keep yourself in a positive mental state!

Mental Health blog - YouNG Ambassador

It is very difficult to keep a positive mindset and to be able to focus on ourselves, not what is going on around us, during lockdown. It is important to know how to look after wellbeing and what to do if we are ever in a dangerous situation. I hope to be able to give you advice and help you to stay busy.

I’ve found that being stuck inside all day long can get very boring and I think that keeping yourself active, reading, watching Netflix, listening to music, baking and so many other things can take your mind off, and distract you from the burdens of COVID-19. Staying active is very important and going out to jog, run, cycle, walk etc. is so beneficial to you. You can escape and feel a little freer than normal. It is well known that it only takes about 20 minutes to feel better once you are out in the sun. Vitamin D is a vital ingredient in helping keep our mood positive as well as our immunity high. As you are out try to find something to smile about, it maybe a joke you remember or a funny video, all this will help to release endorphins (the mood hormone) to make you feel better.

Personally, I have had certain situations where people close to me feel trapped and their own mental health is damaged. I’ll tell you the advice I gave them: that you must hate the thoughts not yourself and it is ok to feel emotions. I think this is such an essential thing to remember because often we feel like people won’t understand and know what’s going on in our heads. This means we keep it all locked away.

 I’ve come to appreciate people who give up their time just to listen and provide comfort, sometimes this is all we need. I know this gets told so often but find someone you can trust to express yourself. Remember the old saying “ a problem shared is a problem halved”  These are a few things you can do if you don’t feel like talking to someone you know personally: visit-> www.mind.org.uk, https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/ there are so many other sites and numbers that can offer you a service just do a quick google search. I hope this has helped you.