1. Take time to find what works for you
This may be easier said than done, there are so many resources out there that provide support for a whole range of mental health issues. Take some time to see what help you need and what is available out there. Maybe keeping a journal and noting everything down will help when it comes to finding support.
2. Build your support network
Accepting support can be difficult at first but having a good support network to surround yourself with will make such a difference. This will be different for everyone from family members, friends, teachers, counsellors and more. There is no shame in asking for help!
3. Don’t push yourself too hard
Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone can be a good thing, but maybe not all the time. Do not be hard on yourself notice when you need to take a break.
4. Celebrate small wins
This can mean absolutely anything! If you are proud of yourself then take notice of your feelings, it doesn’t matter how small an achievement might be, if it helps you grow in confidence or develop a positive mindset then that is a great thing.
5. Your mental health journey is personal
Do not compare your experiences with others, it can be good to hear about others' experiences and how they manage/overcome but remember that we are all different so if something doesn’t work for you then try something else. What works for one person might not be right for the next. Do not feel down that something that helped someone else isn’t working out for you!
Written By: Chloe Lloyd