Keep your mind healthy

Mental wellbeing is just as important as physical wellbeing, and maintaining both is an important part of staying, and feeling well.

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Phoning a free helpline for a chatEvidence shows that the actions we take and the way we think have the biggest impact on our wellbeing.
 

Embracing the new normal

We all need to look after our mental health to help us live our best life during challenging times.

It has been suggested that there are five steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing:

  1. Connect with others
  2. Take regular physical activity
  3. Keep learning new skills
  4. Give to others
  5. Be mindful and aware of your own and others' feelings

Find out more about the 5 steps to mental wellbeing on the NHS website.
 

Other services

Mind in West Essex has a range of services and self-help tools, including counselling, digital social groups, anxiety groups, volunteering, befriending for lonely parents, mental health coaches, wellbeing assistants, training and information.

Mind in West Essex - services and self-help tools

If you feel you could benefit from finding support from an individual or an organisation, there are numerous services that can help.

Healthy Minds - therapies for mild to moderate common mental health difficulties

Opendoor counselling service - for young people aged 13 - 26

Essex Befriends - free befriending service for adults over 18

The Silver Line - free information, friendship and advice for older people

Uttlesford Frontline

Cruse Bereavement Care - support for the bereaved

Samaritans