Every Mind Matters
If you haven’t already, why not get Your Mind Plan by completing the free NHS-approved Every Mind Matters quiz? Your free and personalised plan will give you tailored tips to help you deal with stress and anxiety, improve your sleep and boost your mood to feel more in control. The plan suggests a list of simple actions, practical self-care tips and guidance and explanations of when to seek further support.
Other tips to improve your mental wellbeing that you can try include:
Connecting with others
Spending quality time with friends or family, talking to someone about how we are feeling or finding ways to help others can make us feel better. This can be in person, online or over the phone.
Living a healthy life
Our mental health goes hand-in-hand with our physical health. Being active, enjoying the outdoors and having a balanced diet can all help to boost our mood. Also, binning bad habits like smoking, and cutting down on alcohol and caffeine can have a positive effect too.
Doing something for yourself
It’s important to find the time to do enjoyable activities for ourselves. This might be your favourite hobby, learning something new or simply taking time to relax. Figuring out what hobbies or activities make us happy can help boost our mood, lower stress, and build confidence.
It is important to talk about your worries, with family, friends or NHS-recommended helplines.
Health in Mind is a free NHS service for anyone in East Sussex experiencing a low point in their life, for example symptoms such as stress, anxiety and depression.
People who need urgent support with their mental health can call the Sussex Mental Healthline on 0300 5000 101. It's open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are many other local mental health support services.
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