Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week (9-15 May 22) and so we thought we would share one of our relaxation exercises to help support anyone who is feeling overwhelmed by their thoughts.
Please do not listen to this exercise while driving!
This exercise helps you visualise putting your thoughts on leaves on a stream and allowing them to float away. While the exercise is not related to driving, it may be helpful to allow you to reset or relax before driving, helping you to feel calmer and more in control, ready to give your attention to your driving instead of your thoughts.
The Mental Health Foundation has a range of resources available to help you look after your mental health which you can find on this link: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/your-mental-health/looking-after-your-mental-health
The charity Mind has resources for helping yourself and helping others: https://www.mind.org.uk
Mental Health UK have some great downloadable resources including a stress bucket: https://mentalhealth-uk.org/help-and-information/downloadable-resources/
And Time to Change signposts other support services and helplines: https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/mental-health-and-stigma/help-and-support
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