Creating Pathways to Understanding



Ensuring that we have a healthy wellbeing and good balance in our life is far more than just having a healthy body. Our health depends upon a number of factors.

Life can be challenging and difficult at times and the road to recovery can often seem ever winding and long; and the only constant thing in life we can ever really rely on is that everything will change.

We grow and learn as we struggle to find a balance that makes us happy, but for 1 in 4 of us we will experiences mental health worries at some point in life’s journey. The vast majority of us will have some sort of health condition to deal with and need the support of the NHS. Many will have permanent difficulties or impairments to overcome, and many will have to live with long term conditions to manage, with complex needs. 

We are all living longer and really want to live as independently as possible, for as long as is humanly practical. Fortunately we can improve our wellbeing by exploring options on making the changes that we would like to see in our lives. You can decide how you would like things to be different and take small steps towards making things a little easier or better for yourself.

If you want to start to feel better with a particular problem, you owe it to yourself to ask for support or  advice and get help when you need it, tackle the most difficult issues you are facing and you will be able to move on far more quickly and easily than when you are trying to ignore it or prey it will go away!

As soon as you look at what is troubling you and take steps towards dealing with it, you start to feel as though you are in control again!

Everyone is different and so the solutions and issues are different for everyone, but one of the most important thing you can do for yourself and loved ones, is to face up to a problem and deal with it as soon as you realise something is worrying or concerning you. The first thing you can try and do is consider what it is that is worrying you? Note why it is affecting you and how, then try and speak to someone who may be able to help you. The faster you start to consider your options of what may help the problem, the sooner you will be able to start feeling better. 

The great news is most people start to feel better straight away, especially when we have been trying to cope with something on your own. It can be a real relief to tell someone who is supportive and have them relate to how you are feeling, and taking control of a problem is very empowering. 

Sometimes when we look back at a difficult time we realise how our feelings and thoughts have changed and we can see just how far we have come. When something is troubling you it may be difficult to find a good state of health and wellbeing, yet you may not feel like speaking to anyone about it, try and push past this feeling and seek advice and support, you will start to accept the things and move on, leaving you free to find ways to get more out of life that makes you happy and make you feel good.

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