This year’s theme is Psychological First Aid set by the World Federation for Mental Health and the mental support needed by those in distress.
Every day in the news we read about horrific events happening across the world and part of the humanitarian aid sent to help, should also include mental health support. A key point to dealing with mental health issues is to talk about it and never be embarrassed or too proud. It is a huge problem in the UK with 1 in 4 adults being diagnosed with a mental health problem with depression being the most common diagnosis. Remember depression isn’t about feeling a bit low, it actually changes our physiology and has a much wider impact on our health and the people around us.
Someone somewhere every day is undergoing personal trauma whether it’s losing a loved one, illness, work issues or physical abuse and many more experiences, so it’s vital that we can administer ‘first aid’ by offering support and being able to listen to the individual and help them seek professional help if necessary. You don’t need to be an expert in mental health to help; just a simple text or phone call can make all the difference to someone and support them with their recovery.
Talking, whether it’s face to face or to someone impartial
is essential in lifting your mood and helping you move forward when trying to overcome a mental health problem. Talking is
NOT a sign of weakness, it is the opposite as it is taking control
of your wellbeing and doing something positive for the good
of your health. We all feel better when we have got it off our
chest and sometimes the problem isn’t as bad as we imagine it
to be. Often we just need an alternative way of thinking
Self acceptance and being proud of who you are is key to
feeling more confident within yourself and helps give you
that boost to learn a new skill, or meet new friends. Learn to love yourself rather than wasting time
wishing you were: not depressed; not anxious; not unconfident; not unhappy; or not overweight etc.
to please us it works hard to make us feel and be that way. So make a simple change and ask yourself instead of what you don’t want, what do you want to be and feel? Hence, focus on what you’re good
at and what you want to be and feel, and then learn to accept what you’re not so good at and learn
how you can change things for the better and to feel better. You can feel better.
It’s so important to stop making excuses or reasons why we feel negative and instead find ways to
adapt and change to overcome things and focus on how you want to feel and be. Anything is possible,
you just need to give your mind a clue of where it’s trying to go and not what it’s trying to stop.
As whatever you focus on you will get… so make it a commitment to feel great. You deserve it!!
I offer One to One Sessions as well as a NLP De Stress course, over 5 sessions, which have had great feedback. I can help you with a number of simple exercises and tools to use easily in everyday situations and start to help you learn to think differently, to help you feel more relaxed, calm and better about yourself. http://unbouncepages.com/relaxation-nlp-classes/
Life only comes around once so important to let go off the past and embrace the present.