Being overweight can have a huge impact on our mental health. When we’re unhappy with our weight, it can lead to self-criticism, shame and low self-esteem, which in turn can affect our eating habits, creating a vicious cycle.
That’s why we’re supporting the Every Mind Matters campaign, which aims to help us ‘find our little big thing’ – a small change that can make a big difference to your wellbeing.
Whatever challenges we’re facing, there are little things we can all do to look after our mental health, including:
🚶♀️ being physically active – like taking a walk
🧠 managing your thoughts and feelings with the help of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
🤝 talking to someone you trust
😴 creating a relaxing bedtime routine – eg avoiding screen time an hour before bed
🌳 getting closer to nature
🍲 planning nice things, so you have something to look forward to
To help everyone enjoy better mental health, Every Mind Matters offers a free Mind Plan. Your personalised plan includes NHS-approved advice and tips to help you deal with stress and anxiety, feel more in control, enjoy better sleep and boost your mood.
To get your Mind Plan, just answer five quick questions…
We hope that the Every Mind Matters resources give you another support tool, to help you stay committed to the healthier life you’re building for yourself.