Are you surviving or thriving?

The Mental Health Foundation in the UK is running Mental Health Awareness Week from May 8-14.

This year, rather than focus on a specific mental health issue, the Mental Health Foundation is asking why so few of us are living with good mental health.

The Mental Health Foundation says good mental health is more than the absence of mental illness. Good mental health means we are thriving mentally, rather than just surviving.

And, the foundation says, with the stressful lives we lead far too many of us are suffering from poor mental health.

Throughout the week, the Mental Health Foundation will look at how we can cope with the demands of our lives while developing good mental health.

Follow Mental Health Week on the Mental Health Foundation’s website.

Are you suffering from stress or anxiety? Take some time out to relax and follow this anxiety relief session.

Guides from the Mental Health Foundation

guide mindfulnessMindfulness is helping many people achieve better mental health and to live calmer, less stressful lives. Want to know more about mindfulness and how it can help you? This guide from the Mental Health Foundation is a good place to start. Read guide…

guide sleepWe need good sleep to have good mental health. If you are having trouble sleeping your general and mental health could be suffering. Read this guide from the Mental Health Foundation for tips on improving your sleep. Read guide…

guide mental health in later lifeAs we get older our life challenges change. It is important to keep mentally healthy during this time, but it is not always easy to do so. This guide from the Mental Health Foundation will help you to improve mental health in later life. Read guide…

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