Richmond Borough Mind is delighted to be working with POINT3 Wellbeing to deliver a mini-retreat this weekend that includes a workout, mindfulness experience and a discussion with our very own Dan Strachan.
Feed your mind, body and soul during a two hour immersive experience that will leave you energised, enlightened and inspired. Set in the recently renovated Brewery Stores in Richmond, and its stunning riverside surrounds, the POINT3 Wellbeing team invites you to join them for a 2 hour fully-immersiv...
Some of you are already aware of my background/history and some of you are aware of my recent situation. What I want to do is share something that if depression affects you, maybe you can benefit from this.
* exercise your body and your mind.
Cannot stress enough how important this is. Get down a gym, or go for a run, walk or do something aerobically that will raise your heart rate. Maybe take up some combat sports to help improve confidence? Meditate if you can. Believe me you will feel heaps better.
* see friends and spend time with family. Even if you sit there and be quiet.
Recently I’ve message people past and present to catch up, see how they are and chat away. They may or may not want to see you but at least ask. I’ve seen family and spent time with them and spending time in someone’s company does wonders for low moods.
* enjoy your hobbies.
I have embraced the idea of writing stand up material. Comedy helps heaps if you’re in a low mood. For me comedy is the last defence of fighting low moods and it’s great. I also look up scientific journals, learn new subjects and drive about. I get the telescope out when I can. Book holidays if you have to. Maybe play some video games!
* be a gentleman/lady. Be kind to others
I cannot stress this enough. Of course there will be days where you want to get angry but it will only set you back. Believe me, I’ve wanted to get angry and lose my shit with someone recently but I decided to be kind, nice and an adult. It will reflect well on you and improve your strength of character. Be at peace with yourself.
I’ve learned a lot over the last few years and this year, and especially recently, have certainly helped develop me as individual.
I hope this is of some use and anyone, I repeat anyone, can always chat to me about anything.
Brand research has told us that despite the increase in awareness and conversation around mental health people are still confused about what can be defined as a mental health problem, how common they are and the impact they can have on people’s lives.
Here’s a short video that explains some of the fundamental of mental health, feel free to share to help get the conversation going. youtu.be/AUWhdmKyOE8
Remember it’s not a bad a thing not to feel OK and it’s good to talk about it. How are you feeling today? Check in with someone, or more than person today and ask them how they are doing.
youtu.be/AUWhdmKyOE8This animation explains what mental health problems are and how they can affect us. Thanks to Mind supporter Chizzy Akudolu for the voice-over. For more info... ... See MoreSee Less
Our friends at POINT3 Wellbeing invite you to join them at one of their excellent weekly 'Wellness Wednesday' events.
Physical exercise and mindfulness are great for our mental health - 'Wellness Wednesday' events combine both in beautiful surrounding in central Richmond! Not only that it is free to attend (so it's great for your pocket too), all donations received are passed on to Richmond Borough Mind so we can continue our important work.
Have you decided what to do for World Mental Health Day this Wednesday? Why not go along and give your mind and body a boost. Reserve your place on Eventbrite ... See MoreSee Less
Our core staff, Carers in Mind and counseling service are settling into our new office in Twickenham, we want to invite all our supporters and the local community to our double open day at our new address and our refurbished wellbeing centre. ... See MoreSee Less