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Little Things

What are the little things that can improve your mental health?


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Little things is a new mental health and wellbeing social marketing campaign from the HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention, and created in partnership with over 20 partner organisations (SpunOut.ie was one of them!).

The campaign is aiming to make people aware of the little things that can help improve your mental health. The campaign was launched today and has three messages to share. They want to increase the number of people who believe and know that the following are true:

  • We all experience life’s storms – the day to day dips that are an ordinary, everyday part of life
  • There are things that you can do for yourself and others that will have a positive impact on how you feel, and how you cope
  • You can find out more about the #littlethings and about mental wellbeing on yourmentalhealth.ie, or call the Samaritans on 116123 for a listening ear.

In order to help promote this campaign, Una, Alan (SpunOut.ie’s comms officer) and Robert have shared their experiences to help others. You can watch them below:

 

 

 

 

The campaign also sees the launch of the new and improved yourmentalhealth.ie, which has lots of resources for people struggling with their mental health but also includes an interactive map with support services nationwide.

So, what are the #littlethings? The #littlethings are acts of self-care that are proven to help us feel better and get through tough times. This is about you finding what works for you.

  • Keeping Active
  • Talking about your problems
  • Doing things with others
  • Eating healthily
  • Staying in touch
  • Drinking less alcohol
  • Looking out for others
  • Sleeping well

You can find out more about the campaign on Facebook, Twitter and yourmentalhealth.ie!

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Published October 20th, 2014
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