Mental Health Awareness and Looking After Yourself

Mental Health Awareness reminds everyone to talk about mental health in general, look after your mental health and get help if you’re struggling. Make it a priority to look after yourself and be kind to yourself everyday.

Whilst internationally, World Mental Health Day is on 10th October every year, it is important that mental health is given as much importance as physical health, every day of the year. The World Health Organisation’s theme for 2022 is ‘Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority’.

Health and Wellbeing at Ironstone

At Ironstone, we’re committed to offering everyone a welcoming, friendly and supportive place to help nourish the mind, body and soul. You can relax and unwind with therapies and treatments as well as have a lovely chat and a snack in our welcoming café. Our diverse range of wellbeing classes give you plenty to choose from as you take time out to look after your mental and physical health.

Here are some ideas for wellbeing classes that you can try out through the week and the year:

Monday 5.30pm:        Tai Chi
Monday 8pm:             Hatha Yoga
Tuesday 9.30am:        Warm Soulful Flow
Tuesday 6.30pm:        Restorative Flow Yoga

Wednesday 9.30am:   Flexibility & Beyond Yoga
Wednesday 7.15pm:   Flow Yoga

Thursday 9.30am:       Restorative Flow Yoga
Thursday 6pm:            Stretch to the Future with Macmillan
Thursday 7.30pm:       Meditation
Friday 7am:                 Hot Flow Yoga
Friday 4pm:                 Peaceful Warrior Yoga
Saturday 8am:             Hot Yin Yoga
Saturday 10am:           Happy Back & Hips Yoga (15th October only)
Sunday 4pm:               Hot Yin Yoga

To find out more details about each class, and to book online, please visit https://ironstone.club/class-booking/ or call 01536 428953.

Mental Health Tips Backed by Research

Mental Health Foundation (MHF) provides a free guide with their best tips on how to look after your mental health, backed by research. MHF says “Protecting our mental health is something we should be aware of on a daily basis for example simple activities that help us feel OK can help us more able to cope with life.” 

The Mental Health Foundation has done extensive research which draws on a combination of mental health research evidence, experts’ views and public opinion to generate the best advice for public mental health.  The MHF study acknowledges that some of its recommendations will be harder to follow for some people because of influences beyond their control. These include people that might be living in poverty or places with heavy traffic noise and lacking green space. 

Some mental heal tips and recommendations are:

  1. Engage in physical activity
  2. Get closer to nature, such as going for a daily walk
  3. Have something to look forward to
  4. Get more quality sleep
  5. Have a healthy diet
  6. Strengthen your social connections
  7. Stay curious and open to new experiences
  8. Develop awareness of your feelings and emotions, and be kind to yourself
  9. Speak to someone you trust for support
  10. Practice gratitude and cultivate hope.

You can read the guide ‘Mental Health Tips Backed by Research’ and download it as a PDF via the following link:

Getting Support for Mental Health

Mental Health Foundation (MHF) offers mental health information and advice based on evidence and the lived experiences of real people in the UK. You can find out how to look after your mental health and help prevent mental ill health from developing. To find out more visit https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/england.

The mental health charity Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. To find out more visit https://www.mind.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do/.

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