Hygiene and Mental Health worksheet

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What is the theory behind this Hygiene and Mental Health worksheet?

Our mind needs just as much daily care as our body to make it strong enough to deal with daily life stressors. Mental health hygiene can be seen as a preventive or protective measure against development of mental illnesses or maladaptive cognitive functions. 

It fosters a healthy mind that is necessary for general wellbeing and our day to day interpersonal interactions. There is a host of research that has shown something as simple as meditation can significantly reduce stress, anxiety, and depressive symptoms. 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will provide a list of good and bad mental hygiene behaviours with a checklist that clients can use to assess themselves. It can help promote healthy mental hygiene habits and discourage behaviours that are detrimental to one’s mental health. 

How to use the worksheet?

This worksheet can be used as part of psychoeducation regarding the role of individuals in maintaining their own mental health and equipping their minds with the necessary tools to handle daily life stressors. It can also be used in schools, workplaces or group counselling sessions. 

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