Simple Ways To Use A Smartphone For Improved Mental Health
Updated: Apr 29
By Debbie Bouffler
10th October 2020
Did you know that it is World Mental Health Day. The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year. Prioritising mental health has never been more important than it is now.
As winter approaches, we are more likely to feel a little low or perhaps stressed. Often these feelings pass by, but for some, they develop into more serious problems.
Even our daily lives have changed considerably because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of us have found ourselves under pressure through lockdown, workload reductions and unfortunately facing job losses.
Everyone is different and any one of us can suffer from Mental Health problems. Many people have blamed technology, particularly causing isolation, communication concerns, low self-esteem just to name a few that contribute to mental ill-health.
It is not all bad news! – Some experts believe that technology such as your Smartphone does have a role to play in promoting emotional well-being. Using your Smartphone creates an opportunity for better communication and promotes more interaction. There are several simple ways to use a Smartphone to improve mental health:
These programmes for depression and phobias have been designed to help lift people’s moods, get them active and help them to overcome their difficulties.
Often gaming is used to provide therapy for adolescents, offering an alternative to traditional therapy. These games use pleasing pictures, video, and audio to help to lift the mood.
Listening to relaxing music helps to distract from everyday worries, it is proven to reduce stress and anxiety.
Many healthcare professionals can work remotely. Using a Smartphone offers greater access to individuals through email, online chats, or video calls.
The internet provides a great way to access information. There are many videos available that can be watched about people with mental health issues, blogs can be read about mental health conditions.
Social Media encourages people to connect and it can promote engagement, especially in ways that were not previously possible.
With so many of us relying on Smartphones these days to stay connected, gain useful information and download a variety of applications – battery life is one of the most important things to consider when buying a new Smartphone.
Most people expect the battery life to last for at least 1 day before charging is required. Isn’t so frustrating when your Smartphone runs out of battery? These tips will explain how to manage battery life. Take your first steps towards powering your Smartphone for longer, reduce the everyday strain and improve your mental health well-being.
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