Self-care techniques and general lifestyle changes can help manage the symptoms of many mental health problems. They may also help prevent some problems from developing or getting worse. Here are some tips for looking after yourself that you might find helpful.
- Be aware of your mental health
- Keep a mood diary
- Write your feelings down
- Try peer support
If you feel that your mental or emotional state is getting worse, talk to someone you trust and let them know what helps if you are aware of something that might have helped you in the past.
Elefriends is a great online community support by Mind where you share what you are going through confidentially.
Sane Support forum offers a safe space for support, to shares ideas and experiences. The forum is available 24 hours a day.
The Mind Shaw Foundation is for people affected by various mental health conditions and again offers support in a safe space and non-judgemental platform.