Mental Health Tips for Disabled People and Their Carers
Following the difficult past years, many people may be feeling heightened levels of anxiety – the fear of coronavirus and the consequent isolation has meant our mental health has taken a knock. That’s why for this year’s World Mental Health Day, we would like to share some of the best ways that people can look after their mental health.
Exercise is great for the mind, getting yourself moving triggers an endorphin rush to the brain that is almost guaranteed to make you feel happier. We’re not suggesting you run a marathon around your living room, but stretching in the garden or heading outside for some fresh air will do wonders.
If there’s one thing 2020 has showed us, it’s how important it is to get out and see friends and family in person! Socialising with other people is so good for your mental health. And if you’re not in the mood for heading outdoors, technology means you can still see them virtually. Make sure to schedule plenty of Zoom catch ups or what about a game of virtual Scrabble with a friend?
Whether it’s reading, writing, playing music, painting or dancing, always celebrate your creativity! Perhaps you’ve always wanted to learn a new skill, or maybe there’s an old passion you’ve let slip – now is the time to focus on it.
Take a Break
This might be easier said than done, especially if you have young children or are a family carer but taking some time to rest and refresh is so important – not only for your sake, but for the sake of your loved ones. A hot bath and 20 minutes to yourself will do wonders, and a good book is a great way of escaping reality for half an hour or so too!
If you’re feeling the strain, why not take a well-deserved break with Revitalise and let us help ease the pressure. Our staff and fellow guests are a fantastic and friendly bunch, and by holidaying with us you’ll become part of a community of like-minded people who make you feel at home and able to be completely yourself. Many of our guests return time and time again to reunite with old friends (be that fellow guests, team members or volunteers) and always have fun making new ones along the way too.
Our accessible holidays in the UK provide disabled people and carers with the respite break that they need, all completely catered for. Our rooms are fully equipped to the needs of a wide range of disabilities, with expert staff and nurses there to support you, giving you the space to enjoy a real holiday with the reassurance of care. Read more about the respite breaks we offer at our centres here.