#Winterwellbeing

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Published on: 21st November 2022

Our Steps2Change teams, Mental Health Support teams and our Dieticians share their top tips for boosting your wellbeing this Winter.

Remember if you need support/advice, please call us on Lincolnshire's mental health helpline: 0800 0014 331. You could also call the Samaritans on 116 123 or text Shout to 85258.

Top tips for young people:

Keep a journal

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  • Keep a journal - Include your feelings and worries. Write down what you've done and what's coming up.
  • Get enough sleep - Try and go to sleep at the same time every night and get up at the same time each morning. Try to sleep for 7-8 hours per night.
  • Learn something new - crafting, colouring, a language, baking, yoga, meditation or a sport
  • Limit social media - try not to compare yourself wiht others. Everyone is different and has different experinces. No one is better than you!
  • Get chatting - call a friend, a family memner or support support. There's always some there to help.
  • Eat & Drink regularly - what you eat and drink can affect how you feel. Have you got enough vitamin D? Eat and drink regularly. 3-4 meals and 6-8 drinks per day.
  • Be active for 30 mins a day - walk, run, skip or hop! Whatever works for you! Every minute counts!
  • Give to others - this could be something simple like making a card, drawing a picture, baking a cake, donating old clothes. Why not volunteer?

If you need advice/access to mental health and emotional wellbeing support services, call us on 0800 234 6342 or visit www.lpft.nhs.uk/cyp

Top tips for adults below: 

Keep a journal

Keep a Journal

Include your thoughts, feelings and concerns. Reflect on what you've achieved and what you've got coming up.

Try something new

Learn something new

Try something new - crafting, a language, baking, meditation or a sport.

Visit www.2aspire.org.uk for some great ideas

Volunteering opportunities available across the Lincolnshire - search volunteering opportunities in lincolnshire on google

Give to others

This could be something simple like making a card, drawing a picture, baking a cake, donating old clothes or toys, writing a poem or volunteering.

Visit www.lincolnshirecvs.org.uk for volunteering in Boston, East and South Lincolnshire and www.voluntarycentreservices.org.uk for volunteering in Lincoln, North Kesteven and West Lindsey

Reach out and connect with friends

Reach out and connect with others

Make a call to a friend, a family member or support services. There's always someone there to help.

Call the Lincolnshire Mental Health Helpline on 0800 001 4331, Samaritans on 116123 or text Shout to 85258

Boost your mood with food

Boost your mood with food

What you eat and drink can affect your mood. Have you got enough vitamin D?

Eat and drink regularly. (3 - 4 meals and 6 - 8 drinks a day)

Visit www.oneyoulincolnshire.org.uk for help with food

 

Limit social media

Limit social media

Try not to compare yourself with others. Everyone is different and has different experiences.

Think about your alcohol consumption

How much alcohol are you drinking?

Have a think about how much and how often you are drinking. Is it over 14 units per week? If so, this may be affecting your sleep, your weight, your mood and your wallet!

Visit www.oneyoulincolnshire.org.uk to help you reduce your alcohol consumption

 

Try and get 30 mins of exercise each day

Aim for 30 mins of physical activity daily!

We benefit physically and mentally if we are active daily. So walk, run, skip, hop - whatever works for you! Every minute counts!

Visit www.oneyoulincolnshire.org.uk to help you get more active

Try and get regular sleep

Have a sleep routine

Try to go to sleep at a regular time each night and get up the same time each morning.

Go to bed when you feel tired. Aim for 7-8 hours per night.

You matter. Take time for yourself

You matter

Take time for yourself. How are you feeling?

What do you want to do?

For free online and in-person courses about mental health and wellbeing, visit www.lpft.nhs.uk/recovery-college

Don't let money worries get on top of you

The rising cost of living and energy prices can be a source of worry especially in winter months.

Visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/costofliving for advice and support.

 

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