About self-care matters
Self-care matters is a new, non-profit social enterprise dedicated to promoting better mental health by spreading kindness to ourselves and others.
I share resources, ideas and experiences about the role of self-care in the management of mental health issues.
I send self-care boxes into psychiatric Mother and Baby Units. These are created by myself and I have personally selected contents which are designed to brighten up someone’s day.
What is self-care?
Self-care is the act of choosing activities or behaviours for the good of our mental, emotional and physical well-being. Everyone’s self-care will be different and half the challenge is finding out what works for us as individuals. Often we think of self-care as a luxury when in fact it is a necessity and also a discipline.
I will be the first to say I know self-care is not always as simple as having a bath or a cup of tea. It may be taking medication, engaging with mental health services or keeping ourselves safe in a crisis. Different situations, thoughts, feelings and emotions call for different self-care methods. It may feel forced at first but with time and patience we can learn what makes us tick and find our own rhythm.