Support Mental Health

Now, more than ever, it is important to Be Kind.

Looking after your mental health during this time can be challenging: we've received instructions to stay inside, avoid contact with vulnerable family members and good friends.

We are surrounded by sobering news in the media and are isolated by the walls of our homes.

While the situation is frustrating, we emphasise the importance of taking care of yourself and looking for ways to feel relaxed.

Here are 5 ways you can take care of your mental health during lockdown:

We've been asked to stick to one form of exercise a day, such as going for a walk. Take this opportunity, even on days when you don't feel like it, or look through the multitude of indoor fitness exercises available online for you to do right in your own home. When you do venture to public places for your daily exercise, be considerate and kind to others and follow the rules. Keeping your mind active during this time is just as important, and it's the perfect time to start reading a new book or learning a new skill.

Good news! The limit of one outdoor activity a day does not extend to your own garden - and with the weather continuing to improve, it's the perfect time to enjoy Spring in your garden. This is a wonderful hobby that does wonders for your mental health, and keeps you fit and active as well. Enjoying the sun and peacefulness in your garden is one of the best ways you can be kind to yourself. Garden centres may be closed, but many are moving towards online sales and delivery. If you live within 10-miles of Woodlands Plant Centre, or within 5-miles of Ise Garden Centre, we can deliver your next gardening bundle to keep you busy in your garden!

Without the usual routines in place, days can feel extremely long and isolated. Keep a routine to stay busy throughout the day: do some de-cluttering, bake something delicious or structure your day for a bit of productivity. 

In order to protect the NHS and save lives, we need to stay indoors as much as possible and avoid visiting other households. Many families feel isolated from each other. Luckily, there are other ways to keep in touch that can help the distance feel less stressful. Picking up a phone to call a good friend or the family is important during this time, allowing you to reconnect with your support system. Video calls are a wonderful way to see into other households and feel part of the family again.

A smile is infectious. By spreading positivity and kindness you will help support the mental health of others, as well as feel better yourself. Now is the perfect time to support mental health charities, volunteer where possible or send a meaningful gift to family or friends. It's easy to become overwhelmed by the news, but life is continuing to go on, with family and friends trying to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions. Don't let the impact of Covid-19 stop you from celebrating wonderful people in your life or important occasions that deserve recognition.

You can send a message of hope and positivity with our Be Kind Rose.

This is a stunning rose variety that will be a beautiful addition to any garden, and is a wonderful gift to share with others.

With every Be Kind rose sold, World of Roses will donate to a variety of mental health charities to help support the people who need it most.

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