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Mental health and wellbeing is relevant to everyone, it’s how we feel and how we cope which can change from day to day. You can have good wellbeing even if you have been diagnosed with a mental illness – it’s all about having a good quality of life. Just like physical health there are things we can do in our lives to maintain good wellbeing – but sometimes we do need help and it is perfectly normal and acceptable.

 

Fact Zone


Smiling can make ourselves and the people around us happy.
Find somewhere new to visit. Shropshire is a beautiful place with lots of interesting sights to see.
If you are worried about yourself or someone else talk to a trusted friend, family member or GP.
Try not to worry about things that are out of your control.
There are 24 hours in a day which means you can spend a third asleep, a third at work and a third doing whatever makes you happy.
Try writing down all the things you need to get done and aiming to do a few each day instead of leaving them until the last minute.
Take one day at a time.
It'’s important to stay connected with the people you care about so why not invite a friend round for tea and a chat.
Why not try doing something new – when we challenge ourselves it exercises our brain.
A cup of tea with a friend can be the most important thing you do this week.
Doing exercise has been proven to help keep both your body and mind healthy.
Find out about mindfulness, a method of relaxing that even the scientists are excited about.
Join an online or offline group to find people with similar interests – you might meet some new friends.
Relax every now and again. Take time for yourself if you’re feeling stressed.
If there’'s something you enjoy, like reading a book, set time aside each week to do that.  If not, set time aside to find a new interest.
Stress is a part of life but there are ways you can deal with it effectively.
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
Doing good can make us feel good.  For ideas in your community, check out our Downloads.
A good night'’s sleep can do wonders for your mental health.
Try doing a crossword or Sudoku puzzle every now and again to keep you mentally healthy.