October 10th is World Mental Health Day.

Please find  some mental health tips  to help protect your mental health with simple activities that could help you to feel better.

Protecting your mental health is easier than you might think. We can all do it every day, and with simple activities that help us feel OK, we’re better able to cope with life.

It’s a bit like brushing your teeth daily – important in preventing problems. It’s the same for our mental health. It can also be fun!

Each of the tips has been created to help you look after your mental health, and, importantly, each is backed up by evidence from research.

The tips will be easier for some and harder for others. Why not give them a try and see which ones suit you best?

Trying new things can sometimes feel uncomfortable, but they usually get easier the more we practise them. One thing to remember: none of us is perfect. We all have our limits. What’s good enough for you is great, be kind to yourself.

Good mental health means being generally able to think, feel and react in the ways that you need and want to live your life. But if you go through a period of poor mental health you might find the ways you’re frequently thinking, feeling or reacting become difficult, or even impossible, to cope with.

If you or someone you know are currently experiencing poor metal health and finding it difficult to cope  please click on the links below for  expert help, advice and self referrals.

NHS mental health advice and support

Barking and Dagenham early support for mental health

Barking and Dagenham Talking Therapies self referral