How to look after your wellbeing during World Mental Health Day and beyond?

As 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England, it’s important to understand how to look after your wellbeing. That’s why in this guide we’re putting a spotlight on what is the World Mental Health Day and how to raise awareness about mental health.

What is World Mental Health Day?

World Mental Health Day is on the 10th October every year. The day highlights the importance of mental health, focuses on raising awareness and reducing stigma around mental health.

Every year, various organisations host events promoting the significance of mental health and how it impacts lives daily.

How can I look after my wellbeing?

Here at STOP Suicide, we have gathered a few tips that might help you to improve your mental health and wellbeing.

  • Eat well

Food has a huge impact on our mood and energy levels. Having a healthy diet not only helps with physical fitness but also enhances positive mental health.

  • Rest properly

Allowing your body to get enough rest ensures that it recover well. Therefore, a good night’s sleep rejuvenates and alleviates our mood.

  • Connect with others

Talking and socialising with your loved ones or new people enables you to share your thoughts and your feelings. It also has a positive impact on your self-esteem.

  • Take time for yourself

You can learn something new, pick up a hobby, or practice self-care. Spending time with yourself gives you an opportunity to get to know yourself and the things you enjoy doing.

  • Get active

Including some form of physical activity in your daily life enhances your overall health. You can exercise, meditate, play a sport, go for a walk, or ride a bicycle.

Even if you only try one thing every day, it can have a huge impact on your mental health. You can also refer to these 10 tips to promote positive mental health and our STOP Suicide campaign resources to look after your wellbeing.

How can I help someone else?

Is your loved one having a tough time? Or are you worried about someone?

You can have a look at our resources and information page to help someone with their mental health. If further support is needed, check out our get help now page.