Men's Health Week 2019 Has Started!

10/06/2019

During #MensHealthWeek 2019 take the first small steps towards improving your mental fitness.

Get Your ‘Five-A-Day’

Mental health difficulties affect society as a whole, and not just a small, isolated group. But good mental health is more than simply the absence of problems. It is just as important as good physical health, and maintaining mental fitness should be a priority for everyone. There are five simple steps to help maintain and improve your wellbeing. Try to build these into your daily life and think of them as your ‘five-a-day’ for wellbeing ...

1. CONNECT with the people around you - family, friends, colleagues and neighbours - and spend time developing relationships.

2. BE ACTIVE and find a physical activity that you enjoy. Go for a walk, run, swim or cycle; play a game, do some gardening … Exercise makes you feel good.

3. TAKE NOTICE of the world around you, be observant, look for something beautiful or remark on something unusual. Savour and enjoy the moment, be aware of your surroundings and appreciate the place you’re in.

4. KEEP LEARNING and don’t be afraid to try something new. Rediscover an old hobby or sign up for a course. Take on a different role, fix a bike, learn to play an instrument, develop a skill that you’ve always wanted to have ... Set yourself a challenge and have some fun.

5. GIVE to others. Do something nice for a friend or stranger, thank someone, smile, volunteer your time or consider joining a community group. Find ways to work together with others on things rather than on your own.

For practical help, support, tips and advice, visit: www.yourmentalhealth.ie or www.mindingyourhead.info