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Tips for self-care and improving your mental health

It’s mental health awareness week, which is so important in so many ways. Most of my friends and family know about my struggles with poor mental health, which is why this summer I’m doing a sponsored skate-a-thon and roller skating the distance between my house in Denton Holme to Princes Street in Edinburgh (91.3 miles!) to raise money for Carlisle Eden Mind, who help people like me, who struggle with their mental health. Their work is absolutely invaluable, and I’ve learnt a lot from their help and support. 

There are many ways you can use self-care to improve your mood if you don’t feel you need extra support, here are some tips from the Psychology team on how we give ourselves a boost:
Garryck Holmes:“Immerse yourself in something that you love doing. I like to roller skate or go for a walk in the woods, listen to some relaxing music (but not depressing sad songs!) and I lose myself in a painting. Working on a painting project gives me a chance to escape everything and focus on somet…

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