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Mental Health Awareness - Danny Ledwith

With Mental Health Awareness Week on 18-24 September, Master Plumbers spoke with Danny Ledwith, Masterlink on how he supports his mental health.

I am a big believer in taking care of your mental health and that it should be at the top of everyone’s priority list!

For me personally, I believe that my mental and physical health are closely linked so I try and be as active as possible as I feel it puts me in a good space mentally. Being active, playing sport, going to the gym, taking the dog for a walk, are all things I truly enjoy so I try to ensure I am dedicating some time for these activities each week.

I think everyone gets busy throughout the week and different things are always popping up, but I ensure I take the time to do what I enjoy so that I can feel energised and positive throughout the week. I feel like everyone is different and unique, and we all find happiness in different things, whatever these are, be sure to prioritise them!

Mental Health Awareness Week 

The Five Ways to Wellbeing are a set of proven tools to boost our mental health when we need it. 

    Tune in to the simple things that bring you joy.
    Me aro tonu ki ngā mea māmā noa, i ngākau harikoa ai koe.
    Your time, your words, your presence.
    Te wā ki a koe, ō kupu, ko koe tonu.
    Do what you can, enjoy what you do, move your mood.
    Whāia te mea ka taea e koe, kia pārekareka tāu i whai ai, kia pai ake ō piropiro.
    Talk and listen, be there, feel connected.
    Me kōrero, me whakarongo, me whakawātea i a koe, me rongo i te whanaungatanga.
    Embrace new experiences, see opportunities, surprise yourself.
    Awhitia te wheako hou. Kimihia ngā ara hou, me ohorere koe i a koe anō.

Find out more about Mental Health Awareness Week: https://mhaw.nz/

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