World mental health day 2020
World mental health day theme
If you’re wondering where to start, we would advise you to focus on the 5 steps to mental well-being topics which are:
- Physical activity
Some of these topics may be a bit of a challenge to focus on during the pandemic, for example, connection and physical activity but, we love a challenge and that’s why we wrote a whole blog post on 10 self-care tips to use during lockdown, which you can check out here!
We go over everything from Journaling to exercising at home.
You can do something as big or as little as you want, this could be trying something new like art therapy or just a 5 minute meditation.
Mind charity has encouraged us to do one thing for our mental health.
If you’re struggling for ideas, we’ve created a 30 day challenge for you to complete which you can find below.
World mental health day 30 day planner.
Download and print the free pdf below to receive a month’s worth of wellbeing ideas! – no email needed!
Although some of the tasks on this worksheet are aimed at helping other people with their mental well-being, there is still more that needs to be done.
So, how can you help someone with a mental health issue?
- One of the biggest things that you can do is breaking down the stigma by sharing your own experiences in the hopes that it will allow other people to open up and once they do encourage them to share their thoughts more often.
- You can volunteer to work on the phone lines where people need you the most or walk the streets collecting money from all the generous people.
- Donate to the amazing charities at the forefront, leading the way in making better mental health for everyone more accessible. We’ve listed some of the charity’s bellow for you to check out.
Mental health charities
- Mind – aims to make people not face mental health struggle alone.
- Mental health foundation – leading the way in mental health research.
- Time to change – breaking the stigma!
- World federation for mental health – prevention of mental health disorders.
- Young minds – improving children’s mental well-being.
- Samaritans – providing 24/7 support.