HEALTH & WELLBEING
It is important that if you are going to enjoy and maximise DESTINATION, you need to be in the best physical condition possible. Obviously not everyone is starting from the same position. We all have a unique set of circumstances that prevents us from maximising our potential as a superhero.
But by taking responsibility for your own health and wellbeing you will be equipped for the journey ahead.
Around 10% of the population are born or acquire a condition that minimises their ability to manage their health more positively. Everyone is different and seeking to define a single solution for a large diverse and disparate group is difficult. So don't expect to find an answer here, instead treat it as a noticeboard or signpost directing you to professional advice and guidance.
IT STARTS WITH REGULAR EXERCISE
Public Health England (PHE) - the people who are responsible for protecting and improving the nation’s health & wellbeing - recommends that every adult should take part in “at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity each week, in bouts of ten minutes or more.”
Think about how you can fit this into your weekly schedule.
MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING
People have suffered with poor mental health for years. The difference is that now it is being diagnosed and that people are starting to talk about their conditions. No one can truly understand what another person is going through in respect to their mental health.
You can take great pride in showing sporting injury bruise and everyone will understand how much it hurt and when it has healed. You don’t have this luxury with mental health – it has no direct visual signs.
DESTINATION has made a conscious decision to not provide advice around mental health on this site other than to say that if you feel that you (or one of your friends) needs support in managing it, you need to visit a GP.
Everyone is different and everyone has a different ability level of coping.
You might find the following information useful from one of our partners:
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You might find the following websites useful:
You might find the following articles useful:
How I managed my mental health
Get more useful tips and guidance on HEALTH & WELLBEING with the DESTINATION ADULTHOOD book.
As a young adult, society has never been as open about sex and there has never been as many sources available to get advice on how to do it safely. However, if you are worried (or embarrassed) about something it can be very difficult to find the confidence to ask for help.
There are some great online resources out there and we’ve listed a few on this page.