We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline. 

We all want good mental health but it’s not always clear exactly what it is. Good mental health isn’t simply the absence of a mental health condition. In fact, it is characterised by someone’s ability to undertake a range of activities and functions. These can include:

  • Being able to feel, manage, and express positive and negative emotions
  • Being able to learn 
  • Being able to cope with change and uncertainty 
  • Being able to maintain as well as form good relationships with other people 

How to Take Care of Your Mental Health 

It is very important that you look after your mental health this is because it can help you to get a lot from life. 

Here are some ways that you can take care of your mental health: 

Talk about how you’re feeling 

One of the best things that you can do is to talk about how you’re feeling. This can help you to feel better as talking can help you to release emotions.

There is no shame in telling people how you feel. Find someone you can trust and talk to them. If you don’t want to speak to someone you know you could always talk to someone online. There are many mental health forums available that could prove to be very useful. 

Stay active 

Did you know that regular exercise can be beneficial? it can help to boost your self-esteem and help you to sleep and feel better. 

Eat a balanced diet

We all know that we should eat a balanced diet. However, it can be easier said than done. A balanced diet can help your body and your brain to function well and stay healthy. This is because a balanced diet helps your brain and body to receive the nutrients that are needed. When you eat a balanced diet you’re much more likely to have better mental health. 

Drink in moderation

It’s important that you drink in moderation. Many people drink to change their mood and to stop themselves from feeling lonely or afraid. However, these feelings are temporary. If you would like to have a drink please make sure you know your limits. 

Stay in touch

It’s not possible to meet up with people face-to-face right now but this does not mean you can’t stay in touch. Give those you love a call, text them, or even chat online. When you stay in touch with people you’re less likely to feel alone. You never know, the next conversation you have with a friend or family member could really help to cheer them up. 

Click here for more mental health tips and talk to someone about your plan to help your mental health. 

Do Something You Enjoy 

What do you enjoy doing? perhaps you like arts and crafts, you may like to paint, read, or go for a walk. Whatever it is you enjoy doing, do it. When you spend time doing something you enjoy you’re less likely to feel stressed or anxious. In addition to this, you could find that you feel better about yourself. Try to do something you enjoy every day. 

Ask for help

Most people become overwhelmed or find life hard from time to time. When you feel overwhelmed or that life is very tough, ask for help. Friends, family, doctors, support groups, and online forums can all help. You’re not alone and it’s ok to ask for help. 

Whether you are looking for mental health support in Bilbrough, Escrick, or Selby, you are not alone. If you are struggling with your mental health there are people you can talk to. 

 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk