What Mental Health Awareness Week means for the Flo family.

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

"Being around the ocean, near the beach and surfing. A second one would be eating healthy food consistently. Slip ups here and there happen sometimes but as long as I'm healthy with my food most of the time I feel way better!"
Check out Shay's eco brand here.

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

"My favourite mental health activity is taking a bath. I'll take a book or a movie on my phone, a cup of tea (or a beer!), and add some bath salts or even a bath bomb if I'm feeling luxurious. Then I'll just soak. I find that because there's nothing to remind me of my stresses in the bathroom, I can totally switch off from my usual busy mind." 
Check our Marakye's flower brand here.

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. 

Top tips to get through

The five ways to well-being

Answers to frequently asked questions about looking after mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19.



You can free call or text 1737 at any time to speak with a trained counsellor from this organisation – it’s free and confidential.

  • 1737 – Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor. 

  • Lifeline – 0800 543 354 or free text 4357 (HELP)

  • Youthline – 0800 376 633 or free text 234

  • Samaritans – 0800 726 666

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