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World Suicide Prevention Day

Did you know that September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day? Through previous blogs, I have discussed the mental health benefits of beautiful ponds in your outdoor space, which have proven improved mood, promoted relaxation and positive mental health, and lowered clients’ blood pressure.

But we have been doing some research into mindfulness and positive steps to improve our mental health at Ponds by Michael Wheat and wanted to share our thoughts on how to improve our mindset:

Don’t Be Afraid To Talk

We appreciate that it is sometimes easier said than done to ask for help.

At the moment, opening up and talking about any mental health concerns are as fundamental as ever to ensure any problems are solved and that you will gain the help that you desperately need.

If creating an outdoor space is the logical step for you, we can talk through options regarding social spaces. We are proud to have worked with many clients who have incorporated terraces, decking and seating areas in their pond space to allow them a place to spend time with their loved ones.

Take A Moment To Yourself

However, that might be.

Whether that might be is going for a walk and getting your 10,000 steps in; take a couple of hours to yourself to watch a film, or binge the latest release on your streaming service. Taking a moment to enjoy yourself and relax is as fundamental today as ever before!

A positive, beautiful outdoor space is a lovely area to enjoy some “you” time. Sitting by and listening to running water has been proven to boost positive mental health, while wildlife ponds are also beneficial for UK wildlife.

Seek Out Some Physical Activity

Motivation can be hard to come by, but it is still as important as ever to try and go out and get some fresh air. If you’re still working from home, it’s often difficult to get out, but you spend all your day in your kitchen or study. Getting out for just one hour a day allows serotonin to calculate and positive mental well-being to increase through the day.

We design and build stunning swimming ponds, an alternative to a rectangular swimming pool, and perfect for your family to get their daily exercise.

We implore you to go and ask for help and make some positive steps where possible. We understand that naturally, sometimes, it’s more challenging to motivate yourself to do bits and pieces. Still, We know that the help and support are always there, whether from friends, family, employers, or GPs and mental health practitioners.

Somebody has got your back, and it will get better.