World Mental Health Day 10th October 2020


World Mental Health Day 10th October 2020

 

Today more than ever, our mental health is so important. The Pandemic has affected so many, whether it be sadly through the loss of a loved one, loss of a job, difficulties studying, isolation or general fear, stress and anxiety over our future.

 

The World Health Organisation - WHO, are organising The Big Event for Mental Health, today. Here is a link for you to read up on what will be happening and how you can join in:

The Big Event for Mental Health

We all need to take care of our mental health and wellbeing whether we have a mental health problem or not.

Mental wellbeing describes how you are feeling and how well you can cope with day-to-day life. It can change from moment to moment, day to day, month to month or year to year.

 

Five Warning Signs of Mental Illness

  • Long-lasting sadness or irritability.
  • Extremely high and low moods.
  • Excessive fear, worry, or anxiety.
  • Social withdrawal.
  • Dramatic changes in eating or sleeping habits.

 

You can take practical steps to improve and maintain your wellbeing including making time for yourself, building positive relationships and getting active. 

I’m a firm believer in mindfulness & meditation, taking a small time out of my day for me. 

Knitting, crochet and craft helps me deal with daily stresses, but whatever works for you, make time to do it! 

Please don't forget, I have a PRIDE Collection which supports Mental Health in the LGBTQ community. 15% of sales goes to the fabulous Mindout Charity. To find out more about what they do, click on this link: Mindout Charity

Pride Collection

 

Here are some links to charities which may help you:

UK - Mind Charity

USA - Mental Health America

AUSTRALIA - Mental Health Australia

CANADA - Canadian Mental Health Association

EUROPE - Mental Health Europe

 


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