I'm sure we'd all agree that our mental health and well-being is incredibly important, and is so often overlooked. Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) is run annually run by the mental health foundation and has been since 1993. In light of this, we thought we'd ask our amazing extended Flo family what they do to look after their mental health.
Shay, from Caliwoods
India, from Storm & India
"When I’m feeling stressed or anxious I find going for a 30 minute walk/run always clears my head and makes me feel a little more grounded. Exercise lowers cortisol (our stress hormones) and I find there is nothing better than fresh air!
Also, my ritual before bed is to stay off electronic devices 30 minutes before bed, enjoy a hot shower and sip our Rooibos Chai tea which also lowers cortisol, therefore, inducing sleep and aiding indigestion."
Check out India's tea brand here.
Marakye, from Bloomsday
Looking after your mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19.
The NZ Mental Health organisation has some great resources on how to look after your mental health during this time.
You can free call or text 1737 at any time to speak with a trained counsellor from this organisation – it’s free and confidential.