Self-care

Anna Freud (National Centre for Children and Families) have produced a article about ‘Self-care‘ and the benefits of maintaining this using self-care activities.

They have noted that whilst self-care activities do not replace the role of healthcare professionals when an individual is struggling, they can be highly beneficial in supporting mental wellbeing.

They have produced a list of activities which could be categorised under ‘self-care’ and which could provide ideas for use, if you or somebody you know is struggling. You can find the large list of suggested activities here.

Fight for Mental Health

Mind.org.uk have expressed the importance of speaking up and fighting for Mental Health for yourself and/or somebody else.


Mind have highlighted how important it is, now more than ever amidst the pandemic, to show solidarity in the fight towards better support for those struggling with their mental health.

They have noted 2 key ways to show your support:

1. Speak out and share why you are fighting using the hashtags #MHAW and #FightForMH on social media platforms
2. Donate


Mind are using their strategy to change the conversation surrounding mental health and consequently build more positive stigmas.

Nature and Mental Health

Mentalhealth.org.uk have some fantastic ideas about ‘Connecting with nature’ and how this can improve your mental health.

They have shared 7 top tips, which are as follows (more information can be found on their website here):

1. Find nature wherever you are
2. Connect with nature using all of your senses
3. Get out into nature
4. Bring nature to you
5. Exercise in nature
6. Combine nature with creativity
7. Protect nature


For more information on connecting with nature you can also look at the following links to their pages, explaining more about this and how you can get involved:

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week/why-nature

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week/faqs


They have also shared the hashtag #ConnectWithNature for you to share what this means to you.