Our Top 5 Mental Health Tips

During Mental Health Awareness Week, let’s pledge to be mindful of our mental health and that of others. Together, we can create a healthier, more compassionate world where mental well-being is prioritised.

This tip sheet is a concise guide to raising awareness and encouraging proactive steps toward mental health care. Remember, mental health is a journey, not a destination, and asking for help along the way is okay.

Here are five essential tips to help you and those around you maintain good mental health:

Prioritise Self-Care. Make self-care a priority during Mental Health Awareness Week and beyond. Engage in activities that promote relaxation, mindfulness, and overall well-being. Activities may include practicing meditation/mindfulness, taking recharge breaks, participating in hobbies, or spending time in nature.

Connect and Communicate. Maintain social connections and reach out to loved ones or support groups. Share your feelings and experiences and listen non-judgmentally to others. Connecting with others can provide support, reduce feelings of isolation, and foster a sense of belonging.

Educate Yourself and Others. Take the opportunity to learn more about mental health conditions, symptoms, and available resources in your area. Educate yourself and others to reduce stigma and promote understanding. Share reliable information, attend workshops or webinars, and engage in conversations that spread awareness and empathy. 

Manage Stress. Stress has a significant impact on mental health. Practice stress management techniques such as deep breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, physical activity, setting boundaries, or engaging in activities that bring joy and relaxation. Prioritize self-care practices that help you effectively manage and reduce stress.

Seek Professional Support. If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health challenges, encourage seeking professional help. Mental health professionals can provide guidance, support, and evidence-based treatments. Reach out to therapists, counselors, or helplines for assistance.

Hong Kong Resources:

Mind HK.

The Samaritans Hong Kong. 

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About The Author

Kaili Chen

Dr. Kaili Chen is originally from Singapore and has lived in various countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, China, and the United States. She has worked in the field of psychology for six years in several non-profit organizations and community mental health centers providing therapy to individuals, conducting group therapy sessions, and psycho-educational seminars. Read more about Kaili here.