Date published: 6 October 2022
Mersey Care is supporting this year’s World Mental Health Day (10 October) by hosting a one stop shop to help support mental health and wellbeing on their website.
This theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day will focus on Making Mental Health and Well-Being for All a Global Priority.
As a Trust we understand the last few years have been a challenging time for most of us. To help support you we have put together information and animations to help guide people to services if they are concerned by their mental health.
Stay well by following the top tips on this page to look after yourself and your family.
The five steps to wellbeing are a set of activities that have been proven to help boost our mental wellbeing if we practice them regularly, they are:
Starting a course when you’ve not studied for years isn’t easy – but the confidence and satisfaction is worth it and you’ll meet new people. Study something you think you’ll enjoy. It’ll help you to set goals and look forward which will help as part of your recovery plan.
We all get bogged down in our own thoughts and feelings. Stop and take notice of what’s around you, enjoy the moment. Being aware of what’s around you can make you think more about what’s really important in your life – and make decisions based on what you want from life
Feeling close to, and valued by, other people is a fundamental human need and makes you function better. Talking really does help. Try taking five minutes to get in touch with someone. Talking instead of texting or emailing ask how they are and really listen when they tell you. If you’re out talk to someone new,
It’s official - people who give to others rate themselves as happy. Become a volunteer, maybe at a charity shop, through your local Council for Voluntary services or with Mersey Care.
Can a walk to the shops or mowing the lawn really be that good for you? The researchers say yes, the chemicals it releases called endorphins actually make you feel better and more positive. If you meet someone while you’re out even better.
You can do it at work too, walk to someone’s desk instead of calling or emailing. It’s simple but it works.
Watch our animation to find out more
As the winter nights draw in many people can be gripped by stress, anxiety and loneliness.
Feeling lonely isn't in itself a mental health problem, but the two are strongly linked. Having a mental health problem increases your chance of feeling lonely, and feeling lonely can have a negative impact on your mental health.
To help people cope with loneliness we have produced a short animation, with handy tips and advice on how to maintain good mental health and wellbeing.
Self care is about keeping healthy and active, as well as knowing how to take medicines, treat minor ailments and knowing how and where to seek help if you need it.
Please watch our animation about self care and stress management.
A mental health crisis often means that you no longer feel able to cope or be in control of your situation. It often involves a sudden or continued worsening of your symptoms. You may feel great emotional distress or anxiety, feel you can't cope with day-to-day life, think about suicide or self-harm, or experience hallucinations and hearing voices.
Please watch our short animation which describes what to expect if you, or someone you know are experiencing a Mental Health crisis.