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Tips for Healthier Mental Health - Mental Health Awareness Week


Where to start…

Well firstly, here are some useful resources along with my relation to them:

@MentalHealthMuscle - www.mentalhealthmuscle.org

Mental Health Muscle I done a live Q&A on Instagram back in February.

@Mindwww.mind.org.uk

I raised money for when doing my 500 Push up challenge (extended to 600 push ups!)

@Samaritanswww.samaritans.org

I haven’t had the pleasure of working with yet but hope to sort something in the future.

I'm a big fan of all the work that these charities are doing for people and if you don't get in touch with them definitely show them some support.

So a little bit about me and my experience when it comes to mental health is over the years of being a Personal Trainer I’ve worked with people who have had depression, anxiety, eating disorders, suicidal thoughts, self harm etc. I personally see mental health just as important as physical health, some might even say it’s more important. I help people through adapting nutrition, training & lifestyle choices as a means of helping better their mental health. I'm not a specialist and don't have qualifications within it but I listen and help people where I am qualified.

I personally have had my own battles of which I’ve always looked into ways that I could cope better. These days they don’t seem to get as bad because I’ve learned what tends to trigger bad episodes but even then it can happen without any reason unexpectedly.

The full story on my mental health can be found on a post I wrote out for Ben Coomber when he was raising awareness for Movember in 2018 below:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BqIRUnGB6jT/

Moving on to the main point of this post, what I have found tends to be the most effective when to help yourself or others when it comes to mental health.

*Quick disclaimer*

The following information provided is based on case by case clients I have worked with. None of the information provided should be seen as cures or prescriptions for your specific situation. If you wish to move forward with any of the points mentioned below I always recommend working with a professional within that field for the best results and care possible. Always consult with your GP before starting any nutrition programme / exercise plan.

Like anything, you are not alone and don’t be afraid to ask for help.

My door is always open to those who want to talk things out.