Every Mind Matters
Every Mind Matters encourages adults to be more aware of their mental health and offers simple steps to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing. If you haven’t already, why not get Your Mind Plan by completing the free NHS-approved Every Mind Matters quiz?
You can find information on how to spot the signs of common mental health concerns, practical self-care tips and guidance, and explanations of when to seek further support.
Here are some tips and ideas to help improve your mental health and wellbeing:
- Exercise is a great way to feel instantly better. Remember, you can go out for exercise, such as a walk, run or bike ride – taking care to keep to the social distancing guidelines.
- Why not try some 10 minute exercises at home? Check out online resources like One You home workout videos or Sport England’s Join the Movement campaign.
- There are also lots of free classes and ways that you can stay active while at home. Active Sussex also has resources for adults and children and young people.
- Connect with others by phone, messaging, video calls or online.
- Carry on doing things you enjoy – focus on your favourite hobbies if they are things you can still do at home, or pick something new to learn at home.
- Keep your mind active – read, write, play games, draw, paint, do puzzles – find something that works for you. Love reading? Find out more about how libraries can help during lockdown.
- Make simple changes towards a longer and happier life with One You East Sussex – the service can also support people remotely to achieve their goals.
- Talk to someone about any money worries – get in touch with your local Citizens Advice or call the welfare benefits helpline.
- 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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