NHS advice about healthy living, including eating a balanced diet, healthy weight, exercise, quitting smoking and drinking less alcohol. Please access the links below for more detailed advice and guidance in relation to these topics.
Research shows that learning new skills can also improve your mental wellbeing by:
Stress is the body’s reaction to feeling threatened or under pressure. It’s very common, can be motivating to help us achieve things in our daily life, and can help us meet the demands of home, work and family life.
Stress awareness has become a topic of increasing concern in the modern workplace, with Health and Safety asking us to look beyond physical risks and hazards to recognise the need for management of employee well-being. According to the NHS: “ Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure.
We all know what it’s like to feel stressed – being under pressure is a normal part of life. But becoming overwhelmed by stress can lead to mental and physical health problems or make existing problems worse. Millions of people around the UK are experiencing high levels of stress if you are one of them, it may be damaging your health.
Stress isn’t a mental health condition, but it can cause a mental health problem, like anxiety or depression or it can cause an existing one to get worse. Stress can also affect you physically, it can cause headaches, insomnia, tiredness, or stomach problems.
Individually we need to understand what is causing our personal stress and learn what steps we can take to reduce it for ourselves and those around us. National Stress Awareness month is a great opportunity to take a moment to do this and think about our own wellbeing.
Please remember that the NWCS website contains a raft of information in relation to Mental Health & Wellbeing which can be found here
Also we have a number of Mental Health trained First Aiders to which the contact details can be found here
Your Mental Health First Aiders are here for you. Do you or a colleague need emotional support? Talking to us could be your first step to feeling better. We’re not healthcare professionals, but we are trained to listen and guide you to appropriate support, if you need it.
spending time doing something you enjoy will take your mind off how you are feeling. Everyone needs to take time for themselves, it can be as simple as having a bath or reading a book.