It is Mental Health Awareness Week, this year falling on Monday 15 May- 21 May 2023.
In light of the current uncertain economic situation, I wanted to talk about anxiety.
Experiencing anxiety is a normal response to uncertain and stressful situations. We can all feel anxious sometimes. However, anxiety can become disruptive to our general wellbeing.
Bad cases can affect people’s personal lives, their work and can be especially isolating.
Anxiety is one of the most common mental health conditions, and can manifest in various ways.
It can range from a mild uneasiness to a panic attack, with a scale of feelings in-between.
As a result, the methods people use to cope with anxiety will vary on their own circumstances.
4️⃣ tips to support your anxiety;
🧖 Take time out - if it’s work related, take a day off. If home related, enjoy some you time. A walk, a bath, your favourite meal.
🧘♀️ Use Grounding techniques - deep breaths, focus on here and now.
🗣️ Talk to someone - Do you have a family member, friend or colleague who is a good listener. Talk it out.
👩⚕️ Further support - if your anxiety feels like it’s becoming overwhelming, do not be afraid to reach out to a professional. Your GP, local counselling services or other healthcare practitioners.
Not long ago, I had the opportunity to take a course to become a Community Mental Health First Aider. My Wellness Centre is available for anyone who would like a cup of tea and a chat. Just drop me a message.