20th May 2022
At The City Baths, we are huge advocates of mental health and champion exercise not only for its physical benefits, but because of the positive impact in can have on mental wellbeing too.
Last week marked Mental Health Awareness Week and its always incredible to see the conversations taking place online – from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Mental Health Minute takeover, to the simple words of encouragement between friends.
And while it certainly brings much-important awareness to the topic and sparks discussions, we believe mental health shouldn’t be a taboo subject. It’s something that should be taken just as seriously as our physical health, and spoken about on a regular basis.
With that in mind (no pun intended), we’ve rounded up some of the very best resources from around the web so you can access help and support, should you need it.
Mind’s How to Improve Your Mental Wellbeing
In this article, the experts at Mind discuss what mental wellbeing actually is and give you their best tips and tricks for how to keep on top of it. Knowing how to tackle your mental health is all well and good but understanding what it is, is the perfect place to start.
Mental Health Foundation’s How to Look After Your Mental Health
We all know deep down how important it is to take care of ourselves, to focus on what makes us happy and to make the most out of life. But often, life gets in the way and we forget the simplicity of it all. Making changes to how you live doesn’t need to cost a fortune or take up loads of time – it all comes back to the things you enjoy. Here are 10 simple tips that anyone can follow to look after their mental health.
Mind’s 5 Ways to Get Moving and Feel Better
Physical activity can often be the first step to help get people up, out the door, connecting with people and feeling better. And it’s not just your mental wellbeing that benefits – you’ll be more proactive, sleep better, and feel less stressed too.
We love Mind’s ‘5 Ways to Get Moving and Feel Better’ video, give it a watch and try some of the tips out for yourself.
Mind is a charity close to our hearts and we are proud to be fundraising as part of our Toon Triathlon at The City Baths, by donating half of all entry fees. Speak to our team in centre for more details.
Healthline’s Benefits of Thinking Positively
Is the glass half empty or is it half full? Studies have demonstrated that your answer will impact your physical and mental health – with positive thinkers seeing better results. Having the right mindset won’t make all your problems disappear but it will help you face your problems and make them seem more manageable so you can face them head on.
Read some of Healthline’s top tips for maintaining a positive mindset and how to deal with negativity.
NHS’s 5 Steps to Mental Wellbeing
To round off our resources, NHS research suggests there are five steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Why not give them a go and see if you feel more positive, ready to attack the day and get the most out of life.
When restoring The City Baths, we wanted to create a wellbeing destination with a real community feel, right here in the heart of the Newcastle. Our fantastic members like Vicky, have helped us create that feeling as soon as you step through our doors.
We’re not your typical warehouse gym – aside from the building’s beautiful architecture and design, our members interact with each other, become friends and create a unique atmosphere that isn’t replicated anywhere else in the city. Have a scroll through our Instagram or Facebook to meet some of our incredible members and hear their stories.
If you’re struggling to find the motivation to get out the door, then The City Baths is a great place to start!