Mental Health Info & Links  -

Keeping Well

A-Z Mental Health Links


Find out about your condition

If you don't know the name of your condition - ASK!

Accept that it's not your fault

Eat a healthy diet

Exercise regularly

Learn how to manage stress and anxiety

Learn to control your anger

Learn a Relaxation technique

Build your self-esteem

Learn to be assertive

Take responsibility for managing your condition

Adhere to your medication as prescribed by your doctor - reporting any effects

Avoid non-prescribed (street) drugs and excess alcohol

Join a self-help group

Find out where you can obtain help and support

Ask for help sooner rather than later


Living Successfully with a Psychiatric Illness

Questions to Ask your Psychiatrist  (needs Adobe Acrobat)


Things to do

Take up a new hobby

Join Beau Sejour - use the Health Suite

Telephone someone you haven't spoken to for a while

Mow the lawn

Do a crossword

Clean the car

Go for a walk or jog

Get the old cycle out!

Visit a new church

Visit a museum

Check out what films are on at the cinema

Go to a concert

Join a self-help group

Browse an antiques shop

Learn another language

Start an evening class

Have a reflexology or aromatherapy session

Visit the hairdresser - new style or colour

Purge your wardrobe

Have an early night

Potter around town window shopping

Go out for lunch

Go to the beach - whatever the weather!

Learn to drive - or take a trial lesson

Visit Oatlands

Eat something you haven't tried before

Join a civil rights group

Do some voluntary work

Have a swim

Try a new magazine or newspaper

Write a letter or article for a magazine or newspaper

Learn to meditate

Visit the Strawberry Farm

Walk around the Reservoir

Write a letter

Take an Island Tour on the bus

Visit the Aquarium

Start a diary

Visit a car boot sale

Learn Tai Chi or Yoga

Do some gardening

Visit the dental hygienist

Treat yourself to a session with a beautician

Write a short story or a poem

Listen to some favourite music

Bang a drum!!

Get some holiday brochures

Enter a competition

Visit the Little Chapel

Take up a musical instrument

Decorate a room, or a piece of furniture

Take up painting

Visit an art exhibition

Join a dance class

Do the crossword

Visit the Bird Gardens

Surf the internet!

Create a website!!

Please contact me  if you think anything should be added here

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17 March 2002