Be kind to your mind this World Mental Health Day

Better Health – Every Mind Matters is a campaign designed to empower people to look after their mental well-being and support others. It focuses on promoting mental well-being as well as addressing the four most commonly-reported, subclinical mental health concerns: anxiety, low mood, stress and trouble sleeping.

The programme offers a range of evidence-based self-care actions and free resources designed to help people care for their own mental health and prevent common concerns from escalating into mental health disorders.

At its heart is the free, NHS-approved Mind Plan, available on the below website. By answering five short questions people get a personalised mental health action plan, providing practical tips to help them deal with stress and anxiety, boost their mood, sleep better and feel more in control. People can also join a 4-week email support programme where they can get reminders, swap in new tips and are encouraged to make looking after their mental well-being part of their everyday routine.

Better Health – Every Mind Matters website has lots of NHS-approved tips and advice to help you be kind to your mind, follow here:

Get a free, personalised Mind Plan – a mental health action plan that provides practical tips to help you deal with anxiety and stress, boost your mood, sleep better, and feel more in control, link here:

Making time for mental well-being and self-care is important – and embedding these small things as part of your routine can help you feel better and more in control.

  • These small actions can include:
    • Taking time to do mindful breathing by breathing in and out slowly
    • Planning an hour of screen-free time before bed
    • Reviewing your to-do list and breaking down your biggest tasks into smaller, easier-to-manage chunks
    • Taking a walk
    • Seeing or getting in contact with a friend or loved one

See below some of the tips on how to improve your Mental well-being: