Mental Health Tips

Many people’s mental health can be negatively affecting during the winter season. Here are some tips to improve your mental wellbeing from Medway Council:

  1. If you’re having a stressful work day at home, make sure you take time to go for a walk once a day. Fresh air really can improve your mood.
  2. Take a break from your desk to do some small stretches. This will help move your muscles and alleviate tension.
  3. Manage Your Mind is a free weekly workshop that teaches people different techniques for relaxation, including how to manage anxiety in everyday stressful situations.
  4. Try a mindfulness app. It’s a great way to escape to a calming place. Visit the App Store or Google Play to download.
  5. Maybe you’re struggling with sleep. Listen to a relaxing podcast or some nature-based background music to help you drift off peacefully.
  6. Try the NHS’s top tips for breathing techniques that can help with stressful situations.
  7. Our Healthy Way programme provides a session on stress management. This is where you’ll understand the different forms of stress, how it impacts the body, our health and how it affects diabetes risk.

Here are some other support services with support for mental health:

NHS 5 Steps to Mental Wellbeing

Medway Talking Therapies

Mental health crisis support


We have lots of support services on our MedwayGo website, on the Support tab. 



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