It’s been a tough year. The uncertainty everything as well as being unable to see loved ones has taken its toll on many of us. However, as life slowly goes back to ‘normal’, World Mental Health Day is the perfect time to reflect on the past year and the struggles we may have faced. Through openly discussing mental illness, we are advocating against mental health stigma whilst raising awareness and education on the subject.
As a company that advocates for mental wellness, our aim is that our customers can take solace in our products and use them as a source of comfort. As well as using our products, here are some other things you can do this World Mental Health Day:
Take care of yourself
It’s easy to fall behind on self-care, but when was the last time you checked in with yourself? If you’ve been meaning to try out a new restaurant that’s recently opened, or if you’ve been putting off using those bath bombs that you still haven’t used since you were gifted them at Christmas, now is the time.
However, self-care can be something as simple as putting laundry away or even opening a window after being cooped up inside all day. Looking after ourselves can take many different shapes and forms so don’t be disheartened if one method of self-care doesn’t work for you; keep at it.
Remember; mental wellness is a journey, not a race.
Keep the conversation going
If you’re comfortable enough, sharing your own story with those around you is an effective way to keep the topic of mental health at the forefront. Other ways of keeping the conversation going consist of:
- Sharing and reposting online content from mental health charities
- Use the #WorldMentalHealthDay hashtag online
- Advocate for a mental health seminar/safe space at your workplace
- Talk about mental health with friends, family, or co-workers.
- Educate those around you by sharing statistics and destigmatising the conversation around mental health.
Reconnect with friends
The pandemic unfortunately meant that many of us may have drifted away from friends, but now’s the time to reach out to them.
Rekindling friendships is not only therapeutic, but it also reintroduces another support system into your life. Of course, friendships can sometimes seem high maintenance due to having to keep in touch as well as scheduling regular time together. However, creating a weekly or monthly routine with a friend can positively impact your life and friendship. Through attending scheduled events together (weekly exercise class, monthly book club, bi-weekly café catch-up), it eliminates the stress of scheduling a get-together.
Why not reach out to an old friend this World Mental Health Day?
With every purchase made on World Mental Health Day (Sunday the 10th of October), we will increase our charity donation from £1 to £2.
Let’s keep the conversation going and destigmatise mental illness.