Take time out for Mental Health Awareness Week

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New figures from SAMH show that 94 per cent of us think our mental health is as, or more important than, our physical health; yet around a quarter of us never take time to look after it.

The figures have been revealed on World Mental Health Day (October 10) and SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) is encouraging people in Angus to mark the occasion by doing something that benefits their well-being.

Talking to friends or family was the most popular way to improve mental health, followed closely by reading, physical exercise, and listening to or playing music.

Jo Anderson, Director of External Affairs at SAMH said: “We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health, and it’s important that we look after it.

“This Mental Health Awareness Week we want to get people thinking about their own mental health and the kind of things that improve it.

“Throughout the week we’ll be highlighting ideas and inspiration, and hope that people will get involved and share their own experiences.”

You can follow SAMH on Twitter @SAMHTweets or find us on Facebook/SAMHmentalhealth and Instagram @SAMHscotland

SAMH’s Five Ways to Better Mental Health can be downloaded at www.samh.org.uk/mental-health-information/five-ways-to-better-mental-health