Mental health problems are health conditions that are characterised by alterations in thinking, mood or behaviour, but good mental health is more than simply the absence of problems.
Connect with the people around you: your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Spend time developing these relationships.
You don't have to go to the gym. Take a walk, go cycling or play a game of football. Find the activity that you enjoy, and make it a part of your life.
Learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence. So why not sign up for that cooking course, start learning to play a musical instrument, or figure out how to fix your bike?
Even the smallest act can count, whether it's a smile, a thank you or a kind word. Larger acts, such as volunteering at your local community centre, can improve your mental wellbeing and help you build new social networks.
Be more aware of the present moment, including your feelings and thoughts, your body and the world around you. Some people call this awareness “mindfulness”, and it can positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach challenges.
Mind Your Mood is a student led mental health campaign that is offering free mental health awareness workshops to QUB students.
The workshop training allows for both personal and professional development. They are designed to equip you with skills to manage stress and improve emotional resilience, provide information about the early warning signs of common mental health problems, including stress, depression and anxiety. Schedule of workshops for 2019-20 will be posted here, but in the meantime if you want to get in touch you can contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you like to volunteer to be part of the Mind Your Mood Committee?
For mental health student societies, visit the SU website
Mind your HeadSteps to deal with stress booklet
Directory of Services to help improve mental health and emotional wellbeing
Cope With Life is a Community Self-Help Initiative that aims to improve the mental health and well being of the Belfast Trust Area. It aims to give individuals greater access to information on common mental health problems.
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