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Sometimes it can be difficult to understand all the terms used by people when it comes to mental health. Below are some links you might find useful:

For carers

From South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

A mental health jargon buster from Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust.

EasyHealth provide accessible leaflets with information about mental health issues, information about services and videos.

 

Fact Zone


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