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What’s the best piece of mental health advice you’ve been given?

Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re asking readers to share sage advice for staying resilient

Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re asking readers to share sage advice for staying resilient

What’s the best piece of mental health advice you’ve been given? I’ll share mine: get your heart rate up. It’s an obvious one. Exercise releases endorphins, which give us a natural and sustainable mood lift. A walk will do, a run is better. Or a swim. Sometimes I just jump around to heavy metal in my underpants. It all helps. 

The key is not being too hard on yourself when you can’t summon the motivation to put your trainers on. For such days, other tools are available. What are yours?  

With Mental Health Awareness Week around the corner, we’re asking readers to share the advice they’ve been given for maintaining good mental health – or lifting themselves out of a funk. We’ll publish the best responses in a forthcoming article, providing a toolbox for people to come back to.

Please note, the deadline for responses has now passed. Thanks to all those who got in touch.

Main image: Clem Onojeghuo

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