This unit explores mental self-care, focusing on two key areas of protection and promotion. It will help you start to identify what works and what doesn’t work, and how mental self-care links to other parts of this course. It also suggests where you can find more information.
This unit will break down the steps to more effective self-care and how to ensure clarity, consistency and reliability in your approach to taking better care of yourself. Caring for your mental health is central to maintaining an equilibrium: if your mental health is ignored, the remaining aspects of health can suffer, so for many people, it is crucial to care for mental health first.
Aims and outcomes
- Take a detailed look at how to promote and protect your mental health and wellbeing
- Learn how to become more self-aware and how this helps enhance mental health
- Recognise patterns of behaviour and why this is important for self-care.
Step 1: Protection – part 1
Step 2: Protection – part 2
Step 3: Promotion
Step 4: Emotional release
End of Unit 4 quiz