Today is World Mental Health Day, a day to promote greater public awareness and understanding of mental health and mental illness. Sometimes we need to be reminded that everyone has mental health mental health doesn’t always stay the same. We are all human in the we experience thoughts and emotions. Equipping ourselves with knowledge and tools to manage our own well-being and understand others is the way forward. Our team wanted to share some tools we found useful in a digital toolkit for mental well-being. It is not a "one size fits all" approach nor are we saying it cures mental health issues, we are just hoping you find something beneficial. Recommended tools are free and we are not associated or sponsored in anyway.
1. The Happiness Lab Podcast
The Happiness Lab host Yale professor Dr Laurie Santos, explores latest scientific research and shares stories that help us re-think our perspectives on happiness. This podcast show covers many topics and provide nuggets of wisdom backed by research to better understand your mind. Pretty great to listen to when you're just doing chores around the house.
2. The School of Life YouTube Channel
The School of Life is a personal favourite of ours. The content is created by a collective of psychologists, philosophers and writers devoted to helping people lead calmer and more resilient lives. Their channel is filled with fantastic animated ideas for self-reflection and self-improvement. The organisation also has online psychotherapy, online classes and a range of our own books, ebooks and games.
3. The Fabulous Mobile App
The Fabulous is a scientific-based digital coach that helps you keep track, build healthier habits and reach personal goals. It's handy if you wanna start with simple habits like drinking enough water and getting to bed a little earlier. Sometimes people forget that self-care takes discipline. Small healthy actions can make you more resilient.
4. The Artidote Instagram
The Artidote is a space to story-tell, empathise, bond and heal through art. Published artworks are associated with quotes usually tackling issues around mental health and self-awareness. The content is very unique and soothing, it makes you appreciate art and feel less alone. We find the best way to view their content is via their Instagram account.
5. Future Learn Psychology & Mental Health Courses
Future Learn is an incredible educational platform. They offer a huge library of courses on many topics. We highly recommend their section on Psychology & Mental health if you want improve your own mental wellbeing or increase your awareness of complex mental health issues. They have plenty of options and learning is free. No better day than World Mental Health Day to get started.
6. Head Space Mobile App
The popular Headspace app is meditation made simple, teaching you life-changing mindfulness skills in just a few minutes a day. Their guided meditations are aimed at tackling problems related to anxiety, sleeplessness, and relationships. We love using this app right before bed with a warm cup of tea to ease the stress of the day.
We hope you find something helpful in these resources and have a day full of peace and positive vibes ~