7 Activities For a Healthy Mind This Mental Health Week

June 3, 2020

Find local support during Mental Health Awareness Week

We've curated a selection of activities to calm, restore and focus the mind from the moment you wake through to bedtime. And they're not just for Mental Health Awareness Week!

Do you have any suggestions for activities or Edinburgh businesses that help with your mental health? We'd love to hear more over on social media - tag us and share your experiences so everyone can benefit 🥰

1. Healthy food choices

Hanover health foods shop exterior

Hanover Health Foods

Start the day right with a healthy breakfast. Edinburgh's oldest independent health foods shop has healthy staples, vegan foods, immune boosting supplements and remedies to top you up.

2. Keep on movin'

A magic workout from Tracy Griffen Fitness

Personal trainer Tracy Griffin offered this magic way of keeping your home workouts fresh using just a pack of playing cards. Take a break mid-morning to stretch, and when you're done, why not share your post workout 'glow' with us on Instagram?

Get the workout.

3. Be mindful

Smiling woman on a beach

Clear Mind Therapy

Keep unwanted feelings in check with a free phone or video consultation to discuss psychological therapy for a range of difficulties including stress, anxiety, OCD, health anxiety, panic, phobias, depression and low mood, relational difficulties, work difficulties, disordered eating.


4. Brew calm and carry on

Eteaket tea packets and loose leaves

Eteaket

An afternoon cup of tea is both soothing and hydrating, but local leaf tea experts Eteaket offer even more. Their 'Tea in Mind' course aims to empower you to create a calming space for your mind.

5. Go green

House plants

Grow Urban

Now we're spending (nearly) all of our time at home, it's time to make sure you're benefiting from the physical and psychological benefits of the simple house plant. Treat yourself to some retail therapy and grab a plant or two from Grow Urban, who are delivering inside the bypass.


6. Channel your creativity

Daily drawing for wellbeing one line giraffes

The City Workshop

Instead of turning to Netflix in a quieter moment, try a more physical activity to engage your mind. Take a 20 minute 'drawing for wellbeing' workshop to keep your mind healthy and connect with others. No prior drawing experience required.

7. Sleep soundly

Andrew Johnson meditation

Andrew Johnson

Set yourself up for a good night's sleep with free meditation and relaxation tracks to help sleep, release anxiety and increase positivity. Tomorrow is a new day!

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