Mental health can affect daily living, relationships, and physical health. However, this link also works in the other direction. Factors in people’s lives, interpersonal connections, and physical factors can all contribute to mental health disruptions. Looking after mental health can preserve a person’s ability to enjoy life. Doing this involves reaching a balance between life activities, responsibilities, and efforts to achieve psychological resilience. Conditions such as stress, depression, and anxiety can all affect mental health and disrupt a person’s routine (source).

Alchemy athlete, NR holder and good mental health advocate, Helena Bourdillon, chats with Ian and Gemma, from A Big Chat) ahead of Mental Health Awareness week. Does freediving and fitness help maintain good mental health? Watch and find out.

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