To raise awareness for Mental Health Awareness Week, Counselling Directory looked at self-care and created resources to highlight the importance of looking after our own well-being.
We looked into areas of our lives that affect mental health, how we can support ourselves and when to get professional support. We want to call attention to the fact that everyone has something they want to change in their life. We have created several self-help resources, including a brand new self-care page with downloadable PDFs, an article based on our own survey results, where we asked people if they felt they were ‘thriving’ or ‘surviving’. Finally, we have also produced a video capturing three people’s responses to the question: “If you could change one thing about yourself to improve your well-being, what would it be?”.
When you are going through a difficult time, it can be very easy to keep your worries to yourself and believe that you are the only one experiencing such painful feelings. While we all have our own ways of coping, information and support can make a huge difference.
Counselling Directory was set up by a team who know how difficult it can be to find the support and information you need. Being a team who between us have experienced various mental health issues, we know how it feels to be overwhelmed, isolated and somewhat lost.
Through our own experiences, we have learnt how important having relevant information is and how the right support can help transform lives.
Our journey inspired us to share what we have learnt along the way with others. Our team is passionate about counselling and we want to promote the huge benefits talking therapy can have. We know how important it is to find the right counsellor for you and we are dedicated to making that process as simple as possible.
If you are ready to take the next step and contact a counsellor you can do so on our website here: http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/adv-search.html