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Self-care Tips

Self-care refers to all the steps an individual takes to take care of his or her own health and well-being.  It is a conscious act to promote our physical, mental, and emotional health.  When we take steps to care for our mind and body, we'll be better equipped to live our best lives. 

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Get healthy sleep

Establish a relaxing bedtime routine, limit exposure to screens before bed and create a comfortable sleep environment.

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Be Active

Keep a healthy routine. Take a walk outside and exercise regularly.

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Eat Well

Keep a healthy routine. Take a walk outside and exercise regularly.

Keep a healthy routine. Take a walk outside and exercise regularly.

Focus on consuming a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and healthy fats. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.

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Talk to a Friend

Talking it out with others and maintaining social connections helps with releasing stress and tension.

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Find a comfortable place to relax, engage in activities that help you unwind, such as listening to calm music or reading a book.

Relax and Unwind

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Practice Deep Breating

Take slow, deep breaths, filling your lungs and exhaling slowly. Focus on the sensation of your breath and let go of any tension. 

Self-Care

Common Mental Health Issues

Anxiety

Everyone experiences anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling of uneasiness or fear or worry.  It is perfectly normal to feel anxious when we are under pressure, and these feelings pass when the event is over.  Anxiety is when anxious feelings don’t go away and may not have a clear cause.

When your worries are persistent or out of proportion to the reality of the threat, and get in the way of you living your life, you may have an anxiety disorder.

When does anxiety become a problem?

It’s normal to feel anxious in high pressure situations such as. Some anxiety can actually help us stay focused and alert.

Anxiety becomes a problem when you start to feel anxious most of the time and about even small things, to the point where your worry is out of control and interfering with everyday life.

Complete our Well-being Questionnaire to identify and signs and symptoms that may be negatively impacting your well-being. Our staff will then contact you regarding your scores and give you practical tips on maintaining your well-being.

If you feel you are ready to seek professional help, please request to book an appointment with our counsellors here.

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