Take care of your mental health

Happy New Year!

After such a challenging year, we need to take special care of our mental health.

The continuing pandemic has meant we are spending more time at home and less time seeing our friends and family and doing the things we enjoy, which can have a huge impact on our mental health and wellbeing.

For many people experiencing fire safety issues with their buildings, having to spend more time inside can be especially challenging.

Have you struggled with your mental health over lockdown? If so, you’re not alone.

Here are some tips for improving your mental health at home:

  • Maintaining healthy relationships with people you trust is important for your mental wellbeing. Stay in touch with friends and family – by phone, messaging, video calls or social media.

  • Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, drink enough water and exercise regularly. Avoid smoking, drugs or drinking too much alcohol.

  • Make an effort to focus on an activity you enjoy if you can do it at home. Or start a new hobby: read, write, do crosswords or jigsaws, bake, or try drawing and painting.

Find more tips on the NHS website (link opens in new tab).

Access mental health resources provided by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (link opens in a new tab).