Every Mind Matters – how we can help your stressed, over anxious mind find calm and resilience TODAY!
When I logged onto Twitter today (you’ll find us here, do come and say hello!), I noticed a promoted hashtag called #EveryMindMatters.
Intrigued, I went on a hunt around Google and discovered that today, Public Health England (PHE) and the NHS launched Every Mind Matters to help people take simple steps to look after their mental health and improve their mental wellbeing.
As we specialise in helping clients deal with stress and anxiety, this campaign is something that really resonated with us and captured our attention.
A recent PHE survey revealed that 83% people have felt anxious, stressed, or experienced low mood or had trouble sleeping in the last 12 months. We’re all going to be stressed or anxious from time to time – it’s an inevitable part of life, and in itself it’s not a bad thing. But when we suffer from chronic anxiety, depressed mood or become sleep deprived, it’s good to take action, otherwise these mental states can negatively impact physical health too.
Every Mind Matters shows people the simple evidence-based self care actions they can take to deal with stress, improve mood, deal with stress and become more mentally resilient. These include mindful breathing exercises, increasing physical activity and reframing unhelpful thoughts.
A few of the tools and techniques we share with clients – just like you who are experiencing stress or anxiety – fit in perfectly with these criteria. Here they are:
Cognitive behavioural therapy
CBT is a powerful, yet simple ways to train your mind to be more of an inner best friend or cheerleader, rather than an inner critic or task master! Over time, you really can learn to utilise the power of your mind and thoughts to work for you, rather than against you.
Mindfulness helps us become more engaged in the present moment. By being present, you can participate more fully in your life and tap into inner resources that are already there for you. Mindfulness can help improve your mental and emotional wellbeing and there are many different ways to experience mindfulness, so if you’ve tried something in the past that doesn’t work, we’ll most likely be able to find you a technique that does!
Autogenic training helps relax your muscles and mind. It’s a safe, drug free and practical way to relax which was developed nearly 100 years ago. Autogenic training is a structured sequence of simple mental exercises which can bring about profound mental and physical relaxation.
Numerous people in the public eye have been affected by poor mental health including Davina McCall, Nadiya Hussain, Katie Piper, Gillian Anderson, Glenn Close and Will Young. Yet, its still a bit of a taboo topic. According to the Every Mind Matters campaign, a quarter of people experiencing signs of poor mental health wait at least six months before taking action and of those people, three quarters wished they’d sought help earlier.
So if you’re struggling with anxiety or stress, don’t wait any longer to get help! Contact us today and find out how we can help you feel happier, healthier and more energised.