5 Top Mental Health Tips

By Tom Chapman on May 9th, 2022

Mental wellbeing should be top of mind for everyone, so checkout these top five tips for optimising your mental health.

Connect with others

Loneliness and isolation are big killers and hugely damaging to our mental health. Find ways to connect either in person or through facetime or zoom, set up group chats and take the time to reach out to friends and family on the phone. Staying connected in meaningful ways is essential to our mental health and wellbeing.

Physical activity

Getting some form of exercise each day will hugely improve your mental health and energy levels. Spending time in nature is fantastic but not available or possible for everyone so failing that there is free access to loads of online exercise videos you can complete daily on streaming services.

Never stop learning

Learning gives you a sense of self-worth and accomplishment that will support your mental fitness. Listening to books, writing, reading, learning a language, studying a subject you are passionate about. Just 10 minutes every day to enrich your knowledge will help.

Give and be kind

An act of kindness doesn’t help the person we are kind to but it helps us too. If all you have to give is a smile, then give that. Giving your time, your attention and your energy to help others can nourish us too.

Mindfulness

A moment or two of inner reflection and well-paced breathing is all we need to break the cycle of a chattering mind. Full on meditation is great but it’s not for everyone, just taking in your surroundings, paying attention to your breath and the sensations in your body counts, as you are being totally present.

Author Tom Chapman, Founder of The Lions Barber Collective which raises awareness and funds for men’s mental health and offers education to help everyone in the hair, beauty and wellness industries help themselves and their clients. Click the link to find out more or donate thelionsbarbercollective.com

Tom Chapman

Tom founded The Lions Barber Collective which is a group of top international barbers getting together to raise awareness for the prevention of suicide. In December 2017 they received charity status and have won a Points of Light award from Prime Minister Theresa May as well as receiving recognition from HRH The Duke of Cambridge.

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