It’s day two of Mental Health Awareness Week!

Stefani, our Substance Misuse Practitioner shares a message on the importance of talking about mental health and looking after yourself, including where you can get help and support if you’re struggling.

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She says: “We don’t talk about it like we would about breaking a leg or being diagnosed with cancer but it is as important. To look after my mental health my number one thing is going to the gym, when Coronavirus took away my coping mechanism it wasn’t good. Going to the gym gives me something to focus on and although I’m exercising my body, it does wonders for my mind.”

The theme for this year is nature and getting outside, Stefani reflects on ‘going for walks during lockdown really helping her’.

She says: “I like to also call a friend, picking up the phone and having a chat really helped me as well.”

How do you look after your mental health? Lets us know by getting in touch, tweet or tag us @KeepingWellNWL to share your ideas.


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