Mental Health Awareness Week with ABFE

Mental Health Awareness Week with ABFE

Taking place between the 9th and 15th of May 2022, Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual commemoration of our mental state and the strains that can take a toll on us in day to day life. ABFE is on hand to explore factors that can compromise our mental wellbeing and the practices and natural products that can help you.

What is Mental Health Awareness Week?

Founded to increase public awareness of causes and cures, Mental Health Awareness Week works to break the stigma surrounding mental health. It encourages individuals to practice self-awareness and focus on achieving good mental health, and help prevent mental states from compromising other aspects of their life. 

This year, the theme of Mental Health Awareness Week is ‘loneliness’. Charities will be working to explore the emotional experience of loneliness, its effect on our mental wellbeing, and how loneliness can be reduced amongst individuals and their communities. 


Best Practices For Maintaining Mental Health

A worsened state of mental well-being is incredibly draining for individuals; more so, it can begin to impact their physical state. Consequences of poor mental health include headaches, migraines, insomnia, digestive issues, muscle tension, soreness and more. Following are the best practices for maintaining your mental health: 

Talk To Family and Friends: A problem shared is a problem halved. Talking to those who care about you and have your best interests in mind can put to bed anything that may be compromising your mental state. 

Exercising: Whilst incredibly beneficial to our physical health, exercising also works wonders on our mental wellbeing. Breaking a sweat releases endorphins that help us feel good, releasing detrimental emotions, bettering our body image and promoting a greater sense of achievement. 

Taking Time To Yourself: From venturing on a long walk to practising meditation or yoga, ‘self-care’ is unique to every individual and can vary significantly! Whatever your chosen pastime, taking time to yourself allows you to switch off, reflect, and relax.

Keep Organised: Writing can be incredibly therapeutic, therefore is often a way individuals unwind. Whether you are keeping a diary or personal goals or a ‘‘to-do list’, writing out responsibilities, reflections and thoughts help us to be organised - ultimately reducing any overwhelming feelings of anxiety that come as a consequence of disorganisation and bottling everything up in your head. 

ABFE Remedies 

Australian Bush Flower Essences are on hand with an extensive collection of natural remedies that can support your emotional wellbeing. From our best-selling Calm and Clear Oral Spray to the Emergency Essence Oral Spray, there is an emotional balancing remedy for each individual in our collection. 

Best suited to support those struggling with feelings of loneliness, the ‘Tall Yellow Top’ Essence encourages a sense of belonging and self-acceptance. Helping individuals overcome demoralising emotions of alienation and loneliness.

Illawarra Flame Tree - for any feelings of rejection or being unappreciated.

Pink Mulla Mulla - for those who won’t let others get close through fear of being hurt again.

Tall Mulla Mulla - feeling unsafe about mixing with other people.

Flannel Flower Essence - where any sort of closeness or intimacy is uncomfortable and difficult.

Dog Rose – for feelings of anxiousness

Mental Health Awareness Week is an incredible opportunity to learn the traits and behaviours of individuals struggling with their mental health and recognise them within yourself. This week enriches everyone with the means to improve their mental well-being and, therefore, their lives. For more ways to balance your emotional state and greater mental wellbeing, visit our Reference to find a the right essence for you.