Everyone feels sad, angry or stressed sometimes, or has trouble sleeping now and again. These issues usually pass in a couple of days. However, if you are experiencing such issues for weeks on end, it is time to talk with your Doctor.
Many men do not know how to admit or seek help for their mental health. So, we take a particular interest in men’s mental health and wellbeing. We know how hard it is to talk about how you are feeling – to even find the words. But your mental health is a real and treatable health issue like heart disease or asthma. With the right treatment, you can take control of your issues, feel better and get your life back. Just like any other health problem, the sooner it is treated the sooner you will begin to feel better.
Mental Health Ireland’s Five Ways to Wellbeing
These five ways to better wellbeing are used worldwide by young and old to help people to take action to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
With the people, around you. With family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work, school or in your local community. Think of these as the cornerstones of your life and invest time in developing them. Building these connections will support and enrich you every day… Learn more
Go for a walk or run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. Garden. Dance. Exercising makes you feel good. Most importantly, discover a physical activity you enjoy and that suits your level of mobility and fitness… Learn more
Be curious. Catch sight of the beautiful. Remark on the unusual. Notice the changing seasons. Savour the moment, whether you are walking to work, eating lunch or talking to friends. Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling. Reflecting on your experiences will help you appreciate what matters to you… Learn more
Try something new. Rediscover an old interest. Sign up for that course. Take on a different responsibility at work. Fix a bike. Learn to play an instrument or how to cook your favourite food. Set a challenge you will enjoy achieving. Learning new things will make you more confident as well as being fun… Learn more
Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Look out, as well as in. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and creates connections with the people around you… Learn more
Headstrong/Jigsaw: Information and advice for people aged 12-25 years on how to mind their mental health.
The Couple Connection: Information and advice for couples.
Teen Between: Information and support for teens during and after a parental breakup.
Mental Health Ireland: Self-management tips for people living with a diagnosed mental illness.