Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health awareness week is organised by the Mental Health Foundation and the  theme for mental health week this year is relationship https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week/why-relationships

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Good relationships help us live longer and happier lives with fewer physical and mental health problems.

We cannot flourish as individuals and communities without them. In fact, they are as vital as better-established lifestyle factors, such as eating well, exercising more and stopping smoking. – See more at: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week/why-relationships#sthash.Zlyi31av.dpuf

Today is a good day to start looking at your relationships and make people a priority – Relationship with:-

The divine – This is good for spiritual growth

Yourself – You have to love yourself and make time to do things to make you feel good,

Immediate family members – You live in the same home, so you have to work hard at sorting out differences, learning to forgive and spending quality time with each others

Extended family – With the busyness of life it can sometime be challenging to keep up with extended family, despite that we still can use the internet and technology to connect. One of my friends always has a yearly family event to connect with each other.

Neighbours – It is sad that a lot of people live in isolation and can go on for years without talking to their neighbours. I know a lot of my neighbours and one of then is 91 years old and I enjoy the time we spend in the garden talking to each other and at times popping in for coffee and a chat. I think it is good to have a good relationships with some of our neighbours as sometimes you may have an emergency which they can help with.

Friends and Acquaintances – living in isolation is not good for our mental well-being and we have to try and develop a network of friends we can regularly connect with and do things together.

 

 

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