Mental Health Awareness Week
WHY MENTAL HEALTH IS IMPORTANT?
Firstly, let’s clear up what does having mental illness really mean!
It is the brain’s physical illness that causes disturbances in thinking, behaviour, energy and emotion, making it difficult to cope with the ordinary demands of life.
As time goes on, we get to know more and more about the background of mental illnesses: there are complicated causes of these diseases which can include brain structure, genetics, brain chemistry, experiencing trauma and having another medical condition.
There are two mental health conditions:
Anxiety Disorders – This is the most common one, as more than 18% of adults struggle with some type of anxiety disorder, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorder (panic attacks), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), generalized anxiety disorder and specific phobias.
Mood Disorders – Depression and bipolar depression, affect nearly 10% of adults and are characterized by difficulties in regulating one’s mood.
Mental Health Awareness Week organised by The Mental Health Foundation takes place on 10-16 May 2021.
Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event when the whole of the UK can learn more about mental health, and the importance of it. The Mental Health Foundation started the event 21 years ago, it’s quite shocking isn’t it? Each year the Foundation continues to set the theme, organise and host the Week, which has grown to become one of the biggest awareness weeks across the UK and globally.
TIPS TO BOOST YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
Leave your phone at home for a day and disconnect from constant emails, alerts, and most importantly, from social media! Spend some time outside in the fresh air too and talk with someone face-to-face.
Track gratitude and achievement
Our tip is to complete our Daily Goals & Wellness Planner with a mindful morning check-list, a to-do list and dedicated spaces to note a healthy meal, a main goal and a self-care activity for the day.
Do something with friends and family
have a fun game night together, go to a park, or host a picnic. People are 12 times more likely to feel happy on days that they spend 6-7 hours with friends and family.
DONATING TO HELP
We believe self-care can relieve the symptoms of mental health problems and ease the road to recovery. But we also know that self-care is a practice, not a cure.
That’s why we always donate part of our profits to mental health organisations across the UK that share our mission of ending the stigma surrounding mental health.
But this week we wanted to do more...
After every purchase, we donate £1 to a mental health organisation.
Join us and shop your favourite self-care essentials.