Men Tell Health Top Tips
Men Tell Health are a local organisation devoted to better mental health. We’re delighted to be supporting Ageing Better Middlesbrough and we will continue to do so. We thought it would be a great idea to offer you 5 simple tips to help you, your family or your friends stay well and move towards to better, more positive mental well-being.
Despite what you might think, everyone has mental health, but not everyone will have mental ill-health. There are many ways to you can look after your own mental health, but these are our top 5. If you’ve got any tips of your own, the team would love to hear from you.
Get Ready for Change!
For many people, getting older means huge changes in their lifestyle. Whether you’re coming up to retirement, moving home or other major events, a great way to keep mentally alert is to prepare for the life ahead. Keep yourself busy, give yourself a sense of purpose and spend time with family and friends are all great ways to ease the change.
Keep In Touch
We all need people, and a great way to help your own mental health is to keep in touch with as many friends and family as possible. Thanks to technology, there are so many ways now to do that. You can join clubs and talk to neighbours but stay in touch with friends as much as you can.
Eat, Sleep and Be Merry
Three very important aspect of maintaining good mental health are activity, nutrition and sleep. Keeping yourself busy throughout the day helps your mood and getting a good night’s sleep will rest, repair and reenergise your mind. When you are awake, stay hydrated and eat a balanced diet to make sure you get all the nutrients you need.
Do What You Like
We don’t mean, go and paint the town red (although we’re not going to stop you!), we’re talking about doing those hobbies and pastimes you enjoy. Doing those things in life that make us feel good, do exactly that! Whether it’s something you’ve done all your life or you’re ready to try something new, it’s gives you a great way to socialise and feel good about yourself.
Talk About It
If you feel that you’re struggling, it’s time to talk to someone. We know it can be easier said than done, but there are so many people and organisations in Middlesbrough that can help you, there is bound to be someone ready and willing to assist. Whatever you do, don’t bottle up your problems, there’s simply no need to and you’ll feel so much better for sharing them.