5 Helpful Tips for looking after your mental health

The Mental Health Foundation is the UK’s charity for everyone’s mental health. They confirm that 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in any given year.

Looking after your mental health is just as important as looking after your physical health.  Below there are 5 practical tips that you can use in your everyday life. This will help us take care of your mental health and get the most from life.

5 Mental Health Tips to help you.

  1. Talk about your feelings: Talking about your feelings can help you deal with things when you feel troubled.
  2. Keep active: Regular exercise can boost your self-esteem and can help you concentrate, sleep, and look and feel better. Exercise keeps the brain and your other vital organs healthy, and is also a significant benefit towards improving the health of your mind.
  3. Keep in touch: There’s nothing better than catching up with someone face to face, but that’s not always possible.  Especially true in 2020. You can also give them a call, drop them a note, or chat to them online instead. Keep the lines of communication open: it’s good for you!
  4. Do something you’re good at: What do you love doing? Are there activities can you lose yourself in? Is there something that you loved doing in the past? Enjoying yourself can help beat stress. Doing an activity you enjoy can help you forget your worries for a while and change your mood.
  5. Accept who you are: We’re all different. It’s much healthier to accept that you’re unique than to wish you were more like someone else. Feeling good about yourself boosts your confidence to learn new skills, visit new places and make new friends. Good self-esteem helps you cope when life takes a difficult turn.

The above information has been sourced from the Mental Health Foundation and here you will be able to access further information.

Psychiatric conditions can be treated in many ways and a number of private medical insurers in the UK offer coverage for mental health services, however the treatments and benefits offered will vary between insurers. SMP Healthcare Ltd can help you understand about the mental health coverage available under Private Medical Insurance policies. It’s easy to get in touch. Either contact us on 01245 9229129 or email enquires@smphealthcare.com