1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England.
Looking after our mental health is important for all of us whether we are living with a mental illness or not. Just like with physical health, there are things we can all do to help us look after our mental wellbeing and face the challenges life throws at us.
Mental Health UK suggest the following five tips for mental wellbeing:
Social relationships are a crucial ingredient in your mental health – reach out and talk to people, and really listen.
Regular exercise and good physical health will boost your mental health. It doesn’t have to be intense, but make it a habit.
Be aware of all the little things happening in the world around you. As a driver, you have a constantly changing view. Enjoy it!
Keep your brain active. Read during your break or do a puzzle – or access your e-learners via the Driver App.
Doing something good for other people really is good for the soul. People who say they like helping others also tend to rate themselves as happy.