Jenny's Blog 2: January 2019

17 January 2019

Jenny is a resident at Norman Russell House supported housing service in Milton Keynes. Jenny is writing this blog as a way to share her experience of facing mental ill-health and share her journey with others. Jenny’s blog will talk about her feelings at the time, the support she has received and how she is working to improve her mental health. You can read Jenny's previous blog here.

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I thought this month I would write about some tips for improving your mental health which have helped me. So here they are:

  • No matter how much you are struggling, always remember you are not alone. There is always someone you can talk to who will understand and help you.
  • Never give up, there is always light at the end of the tunnel. It may take a while for you to see it or believe it, but you will.
  • If you can, try and plan your day. Even if you don’t stick to your plan, it will help.
  • Whatever you achieve each day is enough. Even if it’s just getting up and getting washed and dressed.
  • Don’t beat yourself up if you have a bad day. It’s okay and you are not a failure.
  • If you have had a busy day, make sure you have a quiet day the next day to fully allow your mind to recover.
  • Make time to do the things you enjoy doing.
  • You are worth getting better.
  • Never judge yourself by other people. It is not a race to improve your mental health, everyone recovers at their own pace.

I hope these tips help you. May 2019 be a good year for you whatever it may bring.

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