WMHD.pngNext Monday (OCT 10) is World Mental Health Day and this year’s theme is Be Kind To Your Mind.

There are small things we can all do to help be kind to our mind and these can make a big difference to how we feel.

A new Better Health - Every Mind Matters campaign is being launched, helping us find those little things we can all do to look after our mental health and showing us how they can add up to make a big difference; helping us to lead happier, healthier lives and cope with life’s challenges.

At its heart is the free, NHS-approved Mind Plan, available on the 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.

Search Every Mind Matters for free ways to be kind to your mind.

Making time for mental wellbeing 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

Better Health - Every Mind Matters website has lots of NHS-approved tips and advice to help you be kind to your mind.

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.