Mental Wellbeing

A healthy mind means a healthy body. In today’s busy world it is important to take care of our mental wellbeing. When you control stress and anxiety, you keep physical sickness away too.

Boost your emotional and mental wellbeing

Remember to take time out for yourself

When you are busy with your job and looking after your children and your family it is easy to forget about what you need. Taking a few moments for you each day is essential to prevent burnout.

Take a deep breath

Deep breathing can help you to calm the mind and increase your mental focus. When you are feeling stressed take a few minutes to breathe.

Watch what you eat

Food also has an effect on how we feel. Junk and oily food can make us feel tired and lazy. Too much caffeine and sugar can make our mind restless so that we are unable to focus.

Exercise the blues away

Doing something active improves our mood and makes us feel better about ourselves. Next time you’re feeling down, get out your walking shoes.

Exercise the blues away

Doing something active improves our mood and makes us feel better about ourselves. Next time you’re feeling down, get out your walking shoes.

Limit alcohol and cigarettes

Spend time with your loved ones

Join in community groups, projects or events

De-stress your life today

Stress places a great burden on the mind, the emotions and the physical body. There are many causes of stress in our modern world from work pressures to emotional fears to the demands of family life. While we can’t always change the things that are happening in our lives, we can change the way we react to them – for the good of our own health and peace of mind.

When you find yourself in a stressful situation, first take a few deep breaths. This will calm you down so you can make the right decisions.

Leave your desk and take a 10 minute power walk when you can – this gets the blood flowing and will give you more energy and focus.

Do things at a comfortable pace ,multi-task if you can, if not concentrate on getting one thing done before moving on to the next.

Take time to do the things you love whether it is gardening, reading or playing a sport.

Stop worrying about what has already happened. You won’t be able to change it. Instead focus on the present moment.

How stress affects your health

Stress can cause an increase in blood pressure which could lead to stroke or heart attack

Stress has been linked to problems such as headaches, diabetes, skin conditions, asthma, arthritis, depression and anxiety.

Understanding depression and anxiety

Depression and anxiety are becoming more common amongst people these days, despite many unreported cases especially in urban areas

Depression can be a disabling condition that affects work, family life, health and overall wellbeing. It is usually characterised by low mood, low self-esteem, and loss of interest or pleasure in activities that would normally be considered enjoyable.

Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress but when it becomes excessive then it is a problem. Someone with an anxiety disorder may feel unease, fear or worry and have physical symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, muscle tension, muscle aches, sweating, trembling or hot flashes.

A low level of certain neurotransmitters in the brain may contribute to the cause of depression and anxiety. Drug use and stress can also lead to these conditions. Some genetic factors may have an influence on whether we develop depression or anxiety.

Take control of alcohol and drug dependency problems

Alcohol and drug dependencies are an increasing problem in Nigeria. Both substances cause extensive damage to the system, the liver, and kidneys.

    Alcohol abuse can cause
  • High blood pressure
  • A low immune system
  • Cancer
  • diseases
  • Heart or respiratory failure

Alcoholism can shorten your lifespan by 10 years.

Drug abuse can cause immediate life threatening problems such as heart attack, respiratory failure and coma. They also have a long-term effect on your health and wellbeing.

Drug and alcohol abuse also cause problems at home, at the workplace and can ruin relationships and careers.

We provide full testing for drugs of abuse and for alcohol and nicotine use.