2020 has been the year that most people would just like to forget… Anybody know where Doc keeps the Delorean?
It’s got me thinking, a lot of people are spending more time indoors than ever before, not being able to see or maybe even speak to family and friends. This factored in with stress of maybe having lost a job, businesses or a family member, can really take its toll on your mental health.
I’m no doctor nor mental health specialist but I have a platform to maybe help one person. Here are a few tips which may help you or know someone it can.
Don’t suffer in silence
Pick up the phone and phone a friend, text a friend, anything. Let them know how you are feeling. It maybe advice from a person who knows you best that helps you get through your week. I also have included phone numbers at the bottom you can call should you not be able to contact family or a friend.
Sometimes getting out of bed is the hardest part of the day no matter who you are. Studies show a 20 minute walk to clear the head can reduce stress by up to 40%. There are plenty of apps you can use to count steps, set yourself a target and try to beat it another time.
Find a hobby
Ever wanted to try something but you’ve never had the time, now is that time! Pick up a book, get them running shoes on or pick up a paint brush, the list is endless. Here is a list of 50 hobbies to get you started: 50 Low Cost Hobbies
Help and support
I wanted to end this short blog with some contact details of charities and organisations people may find helpful.
Papyrus is a charity that helps with young people at risk or with a risk of suicide. Myself and Dean have personally done charity work for this organisation and they are amazing!
Call: 0800 068 41 41
Text: 07860 039967
Samaritans are there for anyone 24/7 and can help with advice and guidance for any situation, here are their details
Call: 116 123
They also have a self-help app, check it out!
Mind is a mental health charity which provide support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.