Self-help techniques can be effective in managing the symptoms of many mental health problems and can mean that no other treatment is needed. Making changes to your general lifestyle may also help to prevent some problems from developing or getting worse.
Get active - Physical activity can help you avoid developing health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and mental health difficulties such as depression. The annual Mental Health Awareness Week aims to shift our motivation for physical activity from "I'll do this later" to "I want to increase my wellbeing now".
Talk to someone - Talking about your feelings can help you stay in good mental health and deal with times when you feel troubled. It isn't a sign of weakness, it's part of taking charge of your wellbeing and doing what you can to stay healthy. Just being listened to can help you feel supported and less alone.
Ask for help - None of us are superhuman. We all sometimes get tired or overwhelmed by how we feel or when things go wrong. If things are getting too much for you and you feel you can't cope, ask for help. Your family or friends may be able to offer practical help or a listening ear. Local organisations are also there to help you. Trying visiting Local activities and groups and Search and Shop to see what support might be available near you.
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