Being Kind to Your Mind has never been so important.
In these challenging and unusual times, it’s understandable if you are experiencing a sense of stress or anxiety, maybe eating more, struggling to sleep, drinking excess alcohol or lacking motivation. Just remember to Be Kind to Your Mind and your body during this time.
The ‘Be Kind To Your Mind’ website kindtoyourmind.org/
Here you will find a range of useful resources to help you through. If you are looking for tips, advice, apps or even online courses to help with your mental wellbeing – there is something here for you!
The Kind to your Mind messages are:
• The Kind to your mind campaign has been launched by Councils and the NHS across Merseyside and Cheshire to support mental wellbeing, for both the public and key workers, during the Coronavirus pandemic
• It is quite common to feel worried, scared or helpless about the current situation. Remember, it is OK to share your concerns with others you trust
• Our lives have changed dramatically because of the virus so whether you are staying at home, self isolating or carrying out a vital role as a key worker, it’s important to take care of your mind as well as your body
• Our physical health really affects how we feel. Try to make sure you and your family eat healthy, well-balanced meals, drink enough water and exercise daily.
• Listeners should visit www.kindtoyourmind.org to access help, there have been over 10,000 hits to the website since its launch three weeks ago showing the need for help in this area.
• They will find information on Every Mind Matters and a new ALMA portal that has a range of free medically approved apps and courses (sleep, stress, anxiety etc.) to help improve mental wellbeing.
• Also on the Kind to your mind website are some 24/7 helplines across Cheshire & Merseyside for those who need urgent support for their mental health including a service for NHS workers.
• Get involved in social media #BeKindtoYourMind and watch the series of Podcasts on building resilience, mental health, physical activity and nutrition.