Episode 16: Making a Plan for your Mental Health
This episode was created for you by Mind.
Having a plan to help you manage your mental health can be a great help to you in those moments when you’re a little less likely to help yourself.
In today’s episode, Mind’s Head of Information, Kerry McLeod, shares some expert tips on building a plan. You can listen to Kerry’s episode below:
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Transcript for Episode 16
VO: 60 Second Support
Professor Green: I’m Professor Green, bringing you help and advice from some amazing people during the coronavirus pandemic.
Here’s Kerry McLeod from Mind talking about making a plan to help support your mental health.
Kerry McLeod: Feeling down or anxious more frequently might be a sign that your mental health has changed.
Try to notice exactly what you’re feeling and whether your behavior or energy levels have changed. Then think about what might help you to cope.
For example, if I’m feeling low, I’ll often stop replying to messages and lose motivation to do things. That can leave me feeling even worse about myself.
By recognising this, I can put things in place to help. I might send a message to a few people who I know will understand, and I’ll adjust my expectations of what I ought to do. Giving myself permission seems to ease the pressure.
Having a plan can help you in those moments when you’re feeling less likely to help yourself
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