Ground-breaking online tool launched to help people maintain good mental health

Henrietta Brewer
October 9, 2019

Every Mind Matters shows people the simple ways they can look after their mental health and be better prepared for life's ups and downs.

Over a quarter (27%) of people who experienced signs of poor mental health waited at least 6 months before taking action to manage their mental health, with three quarters (74%) of those who waited this long wishing they had done so sooner.

Catherine continues: "It'll get you started with a free online plan created to help you deal with stress, boost your mood, improve your sleep and feel more in control".

More than ten million United Kingdom viewers tuned in to watch William, Kate, Harry and Meghan narrate a short film for the launch of the Every Mind Matters initiative - Public Health England's new digital platform.

A United Kingdom public health survey of more than 3,000 adults, found that 83 percent had experienced early signs of poor mental health in the previous year.

The Every Mind Matters website officially launched yesterday with a promotional film voiced by the royals.

"We feel stressed, low, anxious, or have trouble sleeping". That's where Every Mind Matters comes in, as a helpful complement to the work of NHS mental health teams and services.

Based on answers to five questions on mood, sleep, anxiety and stress, it offers users five self-care ideas to help them better take care of their mental health.

A spokesperson for the Livewell campaign in Essex said: We want to encourage everyone in Essex to look after their mental health.

The couple joined surfers in Cape Town, South Africa, on September 24 to talk about mental health, revealing they both practice meditation to help keep their mental health strong.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the project harnesses the "power of modern technology to do good when we know it also can help contribute to some of these problems".

William and Harry have spoken very candidly since then about the loss of their mother, Princess Diana, in 1997 and how it has affected their mental health in the years since. Most people know how important it is to look after their physical health, and more and more people understand the need to look after their mental health as well, but lots of us don't know where to start. And the CCG is also backing the campaign by promoting the mental health support available locally that can help with common conditions including anxiety, stress and depression.

The campaign champions breathing control, physical activity, working on positive relationships and other small-scale steps that can be taken to help yourself move past a dark period.

Just over half (53%) of people who experienced concerns about their mental health avoided social situations or contact from friends and family.

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