Today on Monday 10th October 2022 we at Aitchison Raffety are proud to support World Mental Health Day.

The theme of 2022’s World Mental Health Day (as set by the World Federation for Mental Health) is to ‘Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority’.

Mental health is such an important topic that should be part of our everyday lives as it is just as important as physical health. One in four of us will experience a mental health problem throughout our lives or have someone around us that might be suffering. Today gives us an ideal opportunity to help spread the positive message about looking after your mental health, and to talk about getting support when it is needed.

Here are some ways in which you can protect your mental health and make your mind feel clearer.

  • Getting out in nature or taking a walk – The more oxygen you breath, the more serotonin (the happy hormone) you in take in.
  • Reducing your screentime – limiting your screen time from your devices can help reduce eye strain, stress, anxiety and improve your focus.
  • Ensure you are getting enough sleep – sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, adults should try to get 7-9 hours to support your heart, weight, immune system, stress levels and concentration.
  • Talk to someone – This could be a close friend, a colleague, a therapist, or a charity.
  • Reduce your stress levels – Stress is a natural reaction to difficult situations in life, such as work, family, relationships, and money problems. Identifying the cause of these stresses can help you take the steps you need to reduce the impacts it has on your health.
  • Take time out to relax – Whether that’s holiday, a walk in the park or a little self-care pamper session, take time to relax and recharge.

Remember to look after and be kind to not only yourself but also to those around you.

Aitchison Raffety is raising money for MIND, a charity that provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

The Mind charity offers a huge range of information, advice and support for not just those that are suffering but also those who might want to learn more or support someone who is – click the link here for more info – Information & Support – Mind


Useful links and contacts

Mind ‘Get help now’ – Using this tool – Mind

Samaritans’ helpline (available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year) call them free on 116 123