Mental Health Awareness Week 2024

13 May 20240

It is Mental Health Awareness Week 13th – 19th May 2024

The Every Mind Matters campaign encourages and helps us to ‘find your little big thing’ hero-ing the little things we can do, which can make a big difference to our mental health

Making time for your mental wellbeing is important – and embedding these little things as part of your routine can help you feel better and more in control

These little things can include:

    • Getting physically active – like taking a walk
    • Managing your thoughts and feelings with the help of CBT
    • Talking to someone you trust
    • Getting the most from your sleep – like avoiding screen-time an hour before bed or getting out of bed and doing something simple until you feel tired again
    • Getting closer to nature
    • Planning something nice to look forward to

Little things like (a daily walk / a regular chat) can make a big difference to your mental health

Every Mind Matters website has lots of NHS-approved tips and advice to help you ‘find your little big thing’

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.

Find your little big thing at Every Mind Matters

Get active

  • Getting active is a natural mood booster – try making it part of your routine

Manage your feelings

  • Learn to catch, check, and change unhelpful thoughts with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Talk to someone

  • Talking to someone we trust about our feelings can improve our mental wellbeing

Better sleep

  • Awake at night? Get out of bed and do something simple until you feel tired again

 Get in nature

  • Regularly spending time in nature can boost your mood and help you relax

Plan ahead

  • Planning something to look forward to can counter boredom and energise you

There are little things we can all do to look after our mental wellbeing, and these can make a big difference to how we feel.

Search Every Mind Matters for free, NHS approved advice and simple tips to help you look after your mental wellbeing and see whether you can make them part of your daily routine.

Find your little big thing.

 

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