Mental Health & Wellbeing Information
Good Mental health means having a general sense of well-being and being able to reach your potential. It means you can cope with life’s normal stresses, work productively, and participate in community life. But mental ill health? How do we recognise this? Well sometimes in life we may feel we can’t cope with the normal stresses or feel it is all too much. When this feeling goes on for a week or more then you may need to speak to your G.P about how you feel, and they will advise you about mental health illness.
Mental health Recovery is a process of healing and transformation that allows you to live a full and meaningful life. How this happens is unique for everyone. Some things that can aid recovery include access to the right supports, information, and education about mental health.
Severe depression, also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression is a serious medical illness.
Bipolar Disorder is a mental health condition that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels.
Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder in which sufferers interpret reality abnormally.
Schizoaffective Disorder is a mental health disorder that is marked by a combination of schizophrenia symptoms.
"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think"
What is Wellbeing?
Wellbeing is defined as “a state of feeling comfortable, healthy or happy”. So, feeling good about yourself, the world around you and functioning well in everyday life, most of the time is what we would describe good wellbeing. Being resilient and coping with the normal stresses of life is also an important attribute of wellbeing. There are many factors in life that can influence or affect your wellbeing. These include exercise, diet, sense of belonging, relationships, career, self-care, spirituality, money, where we live, and sense of purpose. It is important to recognise our wellbeing in order to maintain good mental health as it is important to realise that wellbeing is a much broader concept than moment to moment happiness. Below are some simple tips or actions to practice each day to help maintain a good mental health and wellbeing.
"Hope is seeing the light in spite of it being surrounded by darkness"
Tips To Maintain Wellbeing
Be Active: Try to include some activity that suits you in your day. That can be going for a walk, a run, gardening or even housework. Just get active. 10 minutes a day makes a huge difference to your wellbeing.
Human Connection: This is very important. Make some time to connect with family or friends whether it is in person or on the phone but maintain that contact as it will help you not to feel lonely.
Routine: This can be hugely helpful by having a routine you have small goals you want to achieve throughout the day.
Diet: Try and include some fruit and veg through out the day. Quick foods are always easy to grab, but the benefits from fresh foods and homemade meals are far better for your wellbeing. While the thoughts of cooking can be daunting, you will be glad you did.
Reframe unhelpful thoughts: How we think, and feel are linked to our wellbeing and mental health. Recognise those unhelpful thoughts and reframe it to a positive one.
Sleep: This is one of the most important factors in our wellbeing, good quality sleep makes a difference in how we feel mentally and physically. It is important to get a good sleep routine.
Try cut out bad habits: Try to reduce or stop habits like smoking, alcohol, too much caffeine. Changing these habits can have a positive affect on your mood.
Do something for yourself: Whether this is taking up a new hobby, learning something new, practicing mindfulness and meditation, acquiring a new skill or simply relaxing, take some time to do something that makes you feel happy. How often you do this is up to you, but it is important to take this time.
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By means of this website, KPSN provides information concerning Mental Health Recovery, Education and General tips and advice on Mental Health & Wellbeing.
While KPSN makes every reasonable effort to provide information that is as comprehensive, accurate and clear as possible, the information provided on this site is necessarily of a general nature and may not address the specific circumstances of a particular individual. If you wish to find out what your particular position is in your own particular circumstances Please consult your doctor.