1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem each year. For those in rural and farming communities, hard work and long hours (an average of 65 working hours a week) and having to often work alone can take their toll. Richard Gould, Director of CLA Healthcare, outlines some of the steps you can take to look after your mental health.
A recent report revealed that 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem each year. And with a focus on breaking the stigma about talking about our mental health - highlighted by campaigns such as the young Royal’s ‘Heads Together’ charity - looking after our mental wellbeing is firmly under the spotlight.
The pressures of juggling family, work, money and everything else that modern life has to throw at us can lead to stress and worry. In the same way that we take exercise to look after our physical health, it’s important to consider the steps we can all take to look after our mental health too.