Short Films About Mental Health - Good Mental Health and Wellbeing

Short Films About Mental Health – Good Mental Health and Wellbeing

We live in an age where high demands are placed upon us We're constantly bombarded with information we're presented with ideas of beauty and success to measure ourselves against It can feel overwhelming and have a negative effect on our mental health But there are things you can do to look after your mental health Things you can do today and every day we all know this stuff, right? So why don't we do it? Here's a recap on the basics of how to live well Get Connected A handful of goods trustworthy friendships is way more important than being popular on social media Cherish look after and nurture these friendships Talk to your friends and your family about how you're feeling Be careful with social media it's addictive it's designed to keep you coming back for more You don't need little thumbs up signs to validate your life. Really you don't Don't measure yourself against other people just be the best version of you that you can be laugh love Feel loved, love yourself. You are amazing Remember this Get active move get out of breath you don't need to go to the gym you do need to get your heart working Make endorphins make serotonin the recommended amount of exercise is 30 minutes three times a week. If you can't do this and who actually can What can you do? I run for the bus 'cos I'm always late I walk to work I go to fight club Every night me and my husband go on a half hour walk without fail Sleep Depending on your age you need to sleep for seven to nine hours a night Go to bed at the same time and wake up at the same time. There's really clear evidence on this just do it If we're tired, we're more at risk to all kinds of stuff like stress and anxiety If you're having trouble getting to sleep Try sleeping in a cool room. Not Fonzie cool (Ask your parents) temperature. Cool Clear your mind focus on your breathing Don't look at your phone Your phone wants to trick you into thinking it's daytime by emitting blue light Don't let your phone run your life Read a book at bedtime avoid junk food Be different colored foods Unfortunately colorful sweets don't count drink water not fizzy drinks Food is fuel put the right amount of good fuel in and your body will run more effectively Just notice the clouds moving across the sky at night notice the stars Close your eyes notice the sounds around you focus on these things Congratulations, you're meditating Do this often practice mindful meditation Live in the moment be mindful Think about what is causing your stress. Is there something you can do about it? If there is do it, if there isn't don't worry about it. Nothing good ever came from worrying Talk to your friends seek advice if it's bigger than that Look after your friends and family look out for their stress. Learn what to say to them if you think they're stressed or anxious Tackle your stress Think of all the things you have to be thankful for Think of three good things that happen to you today. They can be small things like you heard your favorite song on the radio A stranger smiled at you in the street You didn't get any homework It's the small things that count Our sense of who we are and how we see ourselves has a massive impact on our mental health Be good at something if you don't know what you good at. Try things out find something you enjoy Practice it master it Enjoy it Be good at it sing, draw, paint, play music, write Cook, run, walk, play games, help others, do gardening, laugh experience joy Understand who you are, you are amazing Look at you savor the moment There is really good evidence to support that being part of something bigger than you is really good for our mental health This is something we can all do regardless of our situation grow your community Check on your neighbor, turn off your TV Get off social media get involved. Join a club, enjoy nature Be part of something bigger than yourself You already are, embrace it, live it. Enjoy it So Susie does this mean that if someone was to do all of these things they would never have mental health problems No It's not quite as simple as that and people with mental health problems already deal with enough stigma Without us giving the impression that they've caused the problems by being negligent having the odd night when you eat a takeaway or Go out and get drunk and then have a poor night's sleep isn't going to cause you to have a mental health problem But I suppose if you're doing these things regularly, then you put yourself more at risk perhaps yeah, so I guess if you're somebody that's got some kind of biological vulnerability or genetic vulnerability for bipolar disorder say and you Don't look after your sleep. So maybe you go out to lots of festivals at some point That might make you at risk of having a manic episode or if you're somebody that has a history of having depressive episodes and then you're somebody that throws yourself into work and Neglects the other important areas that we've been talking about Pleasurable things exercise spending time with your friends, then you might make yourself at risk of having another episode The amount of risk factors somebody has is also really important So if you're feeling okay things are going well in your life and you don't sleep very well for a couple of weeks You're probably going to be able to cope with that and it probably won't have much of an impact on you but if you have lots of things going on in your life if you have a relationship break up if you have problems at work if you're struggling to pay the bills and then our sleep isn't so good. And you neglect your sleep somehow then that's probably gonna be much harder to cope with what about the smaller things that people can do day to day so maybe Like smiling at your neighbor when you see them or Being kind to people being kind to your family Lovely yeah, I guess anything that's going to bring Your community together a little bit being involved in your community trying to Invest in your community is really really important. So actually those small things are Very good for that Yeah But those bigger things the reason those bigger things are so important is because we're doing something that's bigger than ourselves So it's really good for our mental health if we can be a part of something that's bigger than ourselves If you do these things in your everyday life Then you're giving yourself the best chance of having good mental health and wellbeing Below this film you'll find links to trusted organizations for more information You