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Welcome to Healthlocker

Healthlocker is a secure platform powered by the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (the trust) that promotes supported self-management and opportunities to improve communication between service users, carers and clinicians. Watch a YouTube video that shows you how to use each feature.

It is currently in development, more features and improvements will be added in the coming months.

Wellbeing Tips

Small improvements in our wellbeing can help to decrease some mental health problems and also help us to get more out of life.

These 5 ways to wellbeing are proven to improve personal wellbeing. Read the full document.

1. #Connect with the people around us. Building stronger, wider social connections can help us feel happier and more secure, and give us a greater sense of purpose.

Who might you want to connect more with?

Have you considered telling a friend about a goal you want to reach?

See if they can help you get there. By allowing others to help not only increases the likelihood of you succeeding but can also strengthen your relationship.

#Tip #Connect

2. #BeActive There’s an activity out there for all of us, suited to our level of fitness and mobility.

Being active is great for our physical health and fitness, and also improves our mental wellbeing. Evidence shows moods can improve after just 10 minutes of exercise. Even just walking more every day can make a big difference.

How might you get more active in your daily life?

Today, how about walking a bit more than you usually would.

Evidence shows moods can improve after 10 minutes of exercise.

#Tip #BeActive

3. #KeepLearning Learning can boost self-confidence and self-esteem, help build a sense of purpose, and help us connect with others. Research shows that learning throughout life is associated with greater satisfaction and optimism, and improved ability to get the most from life.

What might you want to learn more about?

Why not cook something different today.

Learning can boost your self confidence.

#Tip #KeepLearning

4. #GiveToOthers Doing even little things for others can give us a sense of purpose and self-worth. It can make us feel happier and more satisfied with life. Being kind to others can stimulate the reward areas in our brain, creating positive feelings. Even doing something small for someone else can give us a buzz.

How might you do something kind for someone today?

You could find opportunities to volunteer.

Small acts of kindness towards other people can make you feel happier and more fulfilled.

#Tip #GiveToOthers

5. #TakeNotice Being in the moment, including just being aware of our thoughts, feelings, body and the world around us, can help us appreciate the little things, understand ourselves more and get the most out of being alive.

When in your day can you stop to notice what’s happening with you and around you?

Where possible try to remove distractions from your bedroom.

It is better to watch TV, play computer games and eat in another room. This will allow you to relax with no distractions in your bedroom.

#Tip #TakeNotice

Stories

Life as a carer - seeing services steadily improving

Jaya Kathrecha’s family life was knocked off course when her two sons were diagnosed with depressive illnesses in quick succession some ten years ago.

Jaya recalls becoming “frozen and completely powerless” as a result. Not knowing which way to turn for support, and struggling to come to terms with her sons’ conditions, she found herself slipping into depression.