How can you prioritise your mental wellbeing?

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, it’s important to ensure that your mental wellbeing is taken care of alongside your other care needs.

You may be feeling worried or stressed about your future, so ensuring you have some steps in place to take care of your mental health is crucial.

Below are some steps you can take:

Seek professional help

If you are in need of support, you should speak to your GP about getting help. Your GP can point in the right direction to get the help you need.

At Nexus, we will ensure your carers have knowledge of your physical and mental health so that you’ll feel relaxed and understood.

We’re committed to your care and we take a holistic approach to ensuring your needs are met. Further support can be found on the Mind website.

Stay connected

Isolation can exacerbate feelings of anxiety and depression.

Reaching out to family, friends, or joining a support group with people who are dealing with similar health issues.

It can be very therapeutic to share experiences and coping strategies with others. If you are struggling with feelings of loneliness, join us for a day out.

Our Nexus Events days out will allow you to meet other people who are similar to you, create connections and make friends. If you are interested, email or call us on 0121 308 2906 (extension 3).

Mindfulness and relaxation techniques

Techniques such as meditation, deep breathing, and yoga can reduce stress and help you stay focused on the present.

They can be particularly helpful if your physical health condition causes chronic pain or stress.

Healthy lifestyle

Maintain a balanced diet, get regular sleep, and try to do as much physical activity as your condition allows.

Our care plans will help you adapt your lifestyle around the changing needs of your condition.

Positive thinking

Maintaining a positive outlook can make a significant difference in your mental health.

That doesn’t mean ignoring your feelings, but rather acknowledging them and trying to maintain hope and optimism.

Our carers will always be there to help put a smile on your face.

Learn about your condition

Understanding your physical health problem can alleviate some of the anxiety and fear that comes with it.

Knowledge is empowering and can help you feel more in control of your situation. We’ll help you learn about your illness and understand any changes you may be experiencing.

We understand that mental health is just as important as physical health, and with our carers, you’ll always feel listened to and understood. If you need support, contact us today on 0121 308 2906.

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