Hartlepool Sixth Form College

Five things to do when you are feeling down

In support of Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, here are some great tips to help you when you are feeling down.

Talk to someone Talk to a friend, Colleague, or family member about how you are feeling. Don’t be afraid to express how you are feeling. It is ok not to feel ok. Be Kind to yourself Practice some self care. Take time to really look after yourself. Switch off from social media and do something that you enjoy or gives you a sense of achievement or pleasure. Physical health Try to maintain a well balanced diet and to stay hydrated throughout the day. Manage your energy levels, get a good nights sleep and try to stay active (exercise) Goal setting With a friend set some small and achievable goals of some pleasurable and engaging activities that you can achieve. Start small. Ask for help Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. Speak to your doctor or get in touch with a local mental health charity for support.