Mental Health Awareness – Find Your Little Big Thing

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Every Mind Matters is a campaign resource network designed to empower people to look after their mental wellbeing and support that of others. It focuses on promoting mental wellbeing as well as addressing the four most commonly reported, subclinical mental health concerns: anxiety, low mood, stress, and trouble sleeping. 

The programme offers a range of evidence-based self-care actions and free resources designed to help people take care of their own mental health and prevent common concerns from escalating into mental health disorders. 

Available on the website is a free, NHS-approved Mind Plan. By answering five short questions people get a personalised mental health action plan, providing practical tips to help them deal with stress and anxiety, boost their mood, sleep better, and feel more in control. People can also join a 4-week email programme where they can get reminders, swap in new tips and are encouraged to make looking after their mental wellbeing part of their everyday routine. In addition, they have an email programmes focused specifically on ‘easing your anxiety’ and ‘putting your sleep first’.

This year the successful ‘Find your little big thing’ campaign continues for 2024-25 to highlight that ‘doing the little things can make a big difference to your mental health.’

The Every Mind Matters campaign encourages and helps you to ‘find your little big thing’ hero-ing the little things you can do, which can make a big difference to your mental health. Making time for your mental wellbeing is important – and embedding these little things as part of your routine can help you feel better and more in control.

These little things can include:

  • Getting physically active – like taking a walk
  • Managing your thoughts and feelings with the help of CBT
  • Talking to someone you trust
  • Getting the most from your sleep – like avoiding screen-time an hour before bed or getting out of bed and doing something simple until you feel tired again
  • Getting closer to nature
  • Planning something nice to look forward to
  • Little things like (a daily walk / a regular chat) can make a big difference to your mental health
  • Every Mind Matters website has lots of NHS-approved tips and advice to help you ‘find your little big thing’
  • Get a free, personalised Mind Plan – a mental health action plan that provides practical tips to help you deal with anxiety and stress, boost your mood, sleep better, and feel more in control.

Please follow the link below to visit the Every Mind Matters website for free, NHS approved advice and simple tips to help you look after your mental wellbeing and see whether you can make them part of your daily routine.

Find your little big thing at Every Mind Matters