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Choosing well for your mental health and wellbeing - attached is a guide for adults.


It's important that we look after our mental health and wellbeing the same way we do with our physical health.

If you'd sprained your ankle, you would rest and take the weight off it until it felt better.  If you'd noticed a few unwanted pounds on the scales you would try and eat a bit healthier and get some exercise. So why don't we do the same when we notice changes to our mental health and wellbeing.

The earlier you recognise changes to how you're feeling or behaving, and begin to take steps to improve things, the less likely these will get worse.

This guide has been created to help you choose well to support your mental health and wellbeing.  Carers, friends and families can also use this guide to look out for those close to them and direct them to the right support.  It's a good idea to familiarise yourself wit this so you know what to do in different situations.

  • Self care - things you can do to proactively look after your mental health and wellbeing.
  • Mental health helpline - someone to listen and signpost you to help or support
  • Talking therapies - one-to-one or group therapies
  • GP practice - your GP practice can refer you to secondary mental health services or prescribe medication
  • Secondary mental health services - offer education and treatment on certain mental health illnesses
  • Crisis or emergencies - it's important you know what to do in an emergency or crisis situation.

Please open our attached document to read on more of these subjects. https://www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk/service-users-and-carers/choosewell/

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Published: 09 November 2020