Ways to Support your Mental Health & Wellbeing this month in BwD...

Find meaning in the little things each day this month whilst taking care of your mental health.

There are many ways that we can improve our mental health - from taking regular exercise to enjoying a peaceful moment to appreciate the world around us, small acts of kindness, spending time with loved ones, trying something new & enjoying the small things in life.

We have pulled together a selection of tips, ideas & resources from organisations in BwD & across the UK to help you find different ways to take care of your mental health this May...

The Meaningful May calendar above from the Action for Happiness team is full of really great, yet simple ideas that can help you to improve the way you are feeling. We've also shared a video below with 3 top tips from Vanessa King at Action For Happiness, on 'how we can find meaning' in our daily lives. Take a look:

Health & Wellbeing Support from re:fresh

As we highlighted last month, research shows that exercise can improve your health, confidence & your quality of life. It's a great stress buster, helps you to maintain a healthy weight & lowers your risk of developing major chronic diseases, such as heart disease & diabetes.

Physical activity can boost your mental wellbeing & change your outlook on life. It can help people with anxiety & depression & in some cases, even help prevent such problems from developing in the first place! 

Blackburn with Darwen's re:fresh Team are dedicated to supporting the health & wellbeing of local people. They have a wide range of advice, events & activities to help support you to live your best life.

Take a look at their Get Active Timetable here for all of their upcoming activities you can get involved with this month. They are also hosting a fun community cycling drop in day at Witon Park in May...

BwD's Re:fresh offer tailored activities for adults with Autism & Learning Difficulties too. You can find more details on their website here.

Get Your Steps In With A Local Walk

Achieving 10,000 steps per day is an excellent way to maintain a good baseline level of fitness. Improved fitness boosts our wellbeing & helps our bodies grow stronger. The easiest way to do this is to get out for a local walk & discover more of your local area!

Walking is free, a great way to explore on your doorstep & can be enjoyed solo or with friends & family. 

Click here to see Visit Blackburn's list of recommended local walks...

Reach Out If You're Struggling

If you are struggling with your Mental Health, our team may be able to help direct you to a local service that can support you. Please contact us to find out more.

Mind offer support across the UK all year round. As part of this year's Mental Health Awareness Week, they are launching a new campaign, #NoMindLeftBehind to help raise awareness & ensure those who need help are able to access support.

The NHS have a list of local and online services too - designed to support those struggling with mental health issues. Visit their website to find out more.