Mental Health Foundation New Series of Short Guidance Publications – (The ‘How To’ Series) – On Stress, Anxiety, Mental Health and Sleep 

Mental Health Foundation New Series of Short Guidance Publications – (The ‘How To’ Series) – On Stress, Anxiety, Mental Health and Sleep 
To: All Branches 
Dear Colleagues, 
The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) has released a series of publications aimed at helping people understand how to effectively manage their own mental health, including managing and reducing stress, looking after your mental health using exercise and how to manage fear and anxiety. 
THESE NEW GUIDE BOOKLETS INCLUDE:-
‘How to Manage and Reduce Stress’

‘How to Look After Your Mental Health’

‘How to Look After Your Mental Health Using Mindfulness’

‘How to Look After Your Mental Health Later in Life’

‘How to Overcome Fear and Anxiety’

‘How To Sleep Better’ 

PDF Copies of these 6 Guides are attached. Hard Copies can be ordered from MHF and the price rates for bulk orders are below. 
The management and reduction of stress is an important part of a health and safety manager’s role as stress can over lead to people either not performing as well as they should be, a reduction in concentration, an increase in absenteeism and can often hide other – perhaps larger – issues. 
The ‘How to Manage and Reduce Stress’ guide looks at how you can identify stress, the importance of a work/life balance, and how you can manage and reduce stress on a day to day basis. 
The ‘How to Look After Your Mental Health’ makes the point that being mentally healthy doesn’t just mean that you don’t have a mental health problem but if you have good mental health, you can; Make the most of your potential, Cope with life and Play a full part in your family, workplace, community, and among friends. The guide covers talking about the issue, seeking help and advice and living a healthy lifestyle. 
The ‘How to Look After Your Mental Health Using Mindfulness’ guide explains that Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to the present moment, using techniques like meditation, breathing and yoga. It helps us become more aware of our thoughts and feelings so that, instead of being overwhelmed by them, we’re better able to manage them. 
The ‘How To Overcome Fear and Anxiety’ Guide explains that Fear is one of the most powerful emotions and that it has a very strong effect on your mind and body. It can create strong signals of response when we’re in emergencies – for instance, if we are caught in a fire or are being attacked. It can also take effect when you’re faced with non-dangerous events, like exams, public speaking, a new job, a date, or even a party. It’s a natural response to a threat that can be either perceived or real. Fear and anxiety can last for a short time and then pass, but they can also last much longer and you can get stuck with them. In some cases they can take over your life, affecting your ability to eat, sleep, concentrate, travel, enjoy life, or even leave the house or go to work or school. This can hold you back from doing things you want or need to do, and it also affects your health. Some people become overwhelmed by fear and want to avoid situations that might make them frightened or anxious. It can be hard to break this cycle, but this guide explains that there are lots of ways to do it and that you can learn to feel less fearful and to cope with fear so that it doesn’t stop you from living. 
The ‘How to Sleep Better’ Guide explains the importance of getting good-quality sleep and gives advice on healing sleep problems. Sleep affects our ability to use language, sustain attention, understand what we are reading, and summarise what we are hearing; if we compromise on our sleep, we compromise on our performance, our mood, and our interpersonal relationships. Sleep has also been shown to protect the immune system.
The amount that each person needs is different; however, it is recommended that a healthy adult should sleep, on average, between seven and nine hours a night. 
MHF Vision
MHF’s vision is for a world with good mental health for all. Their mission is to help people understand, protect and sustain their mental health. Prevention is at the heart of what they do, because the best way to deal with a crisis is to prevent it from happening in the first place. 
To Order printed versions of the publication:-
1-10 copies: £1.50 per copy

11-50 copies: £1.25 per copy

51-100 copies: £1.00 per copy

101-500 copies: £0.75 per copy

501+ copies: £0.55 per copy
You can buy direct from MHF by calling the MHF Publications team on 020 7803 1150.
Order by email and pay by invoice by emailing an order form (copy attached) to publications@mentalhealth.org.uk or order over the phone and pay with a credit or debit card
Contact Details:-
Mental Health Foundation Headquarters

Colechurch House, 

1 London Bridge Walk, 

London, SE1 2SX
Tel: 020 7803 1100
Glasgow office

Mental Health Foundation

Merchants House, 

30 George Square, 

Glasgow, G2 1EG
Tel: 0141 572 0125
Cardiff office

Mental Health Foundation

Castle Court, 

6 Cathedral Road, 

Cardiff, CF11 9LJ
Tel: 02921 679 400
Attachments:
MHF Guide ‘How to Manage and Reduce Stress’

MHF Guide ‘How to Look After Your Mental Health’

MHF Guide ‘How to Look After Your Mental Health Using Mindfulness’

MHF Guide ‘How to Look After Your Mental Health Later in Life’

MHF Guide ‘How to Overcome Fear and Anxiety’

MHF Guide ‘How To Sleep Better’ 

Yours sincerely
 
Dave Joyce

National Health, Safety & Environment Officer
Email Attachments – Click to download
LTB 111/17 Mental Health Foundation New Series of Short Guidance Publications –

Look After your Mental Health

Look After your mental Health Later in life

Overcome Fear and Anxiety

Reduce Stress

Mindfulness

Sleep Better

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