#30days30waysuk – Mental Health

Wellbeing is important to us all. We want to get the most out of our lives and feel good.

Feeling good is more than just being happy and confident; it means being able to cope when things get tough in our lives.

For many of us there are times when there is too much happening making you feel stressed, anxious or having difficulty coping. Many factors influence our wellbeing, Norfolk and Suffolk Wellbeing believe the following 5 simple activities can enhance your wellbeing:

  • Connect with people around you; family, friends colleagues or neighbours.
  • Be active go for a walk or run, discover a physical activity you enjoy and one that suits your level of mobility and fitness.
  • Take notice and be curious. Be aware of the world around you and reflect on your experiences.
  • Keep learning and try something new. Learning new things will make you confident as well as being fun.
  • Give by doing something nice for a friend or stranger, it can be rewarding and creates connections with those around you.

It’s important to know where you can go to get help:

  • Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation Trust, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, provide pathways for children and young people with mental health illnesses.
  • Health For Teens provide information across a range of subjects including feelings, growing up, health & lifestyle.
  • Norfolk Mind offer services including support housing, crisis helplines, counselling and befriending.
  • Norfolk First Response is a 24/7 service for people of all ages in Norfolk and Suffolk requiring mental health care, advice & support. You can contact their helpline on 0808 196 3494.
  • Norfolk Libraries have a collection of books for children you can download online.
  • Norfolk and Suffolk Wellbeing are running webinars to support you through the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Some of our stresses can come from the workplaceover 11 million days are lost at work because of stress.  If you’re a business owner, you can find out how to manage workplace stress by visiting the Health & Safety Executive website.