by Simply Health: https://www.simplyhealth.co.uk/sh/pages/healthy-you/healthy-minds/know-your-resillience
With 1 in 4 adults suffering from some form of mental health issue every year1
it is vital that we are aware of how to look after ourselves.
important part of good mental health is our level of resilience.
Resilient individuals can not only cope well with change, but
also recover quicker from its impact.
A common misconception is that resilience is something you
either have or don't have. This simply isn't the case and in fact it's a
quality that can actually be developed.
Every day we face situations that can test our resilience and as
a result, our mental health. Whether it's financial worries or a family
issue, we'll always come face to face with circumstances that test our
The mind can be fragile and maintaining good mental health requires day to day management on our part. Exercising is good for
the body and the mind and it can play an important part in
helping us prevent or mange mental health issues. Being creative is
another great way to reduce stress or anxiety and there are some fun,
yet proven, creative ways to calm your mind.
These techniques are great for helping overall mental health but
what can you do to become more resilient? The good news is that we are
able to build up and maintain our resilience levels, and that's where
the i-resilience report can help.
You'll be invited to take a personality questionnaire that will
take about 20 minutes to complete. Your answers will then be analysed to
give you your personal i-resilience report immediately.
We all have different personalities and this means each of us
will respond in our own way to an adverse situation. The i-resilience
report identifies which parts of your personality you naturally draw
upon for resilience.
There are four key components of your personality in this regard:
Adaptability - By being flexible and adapting to changing or stressful situations that you cannot control, you can maintain your resilience.
Confidence - Confidence is key when it comes to
feeling resilient. If you have strong self esteem, along with feelings
of competence and effectiveness in coping with stressful situations,
then you'll naturally feel resilient
without even realising.
Purposefulness - A big part of resilience is
persistence, and having a clear sense of purpose, along with defined
values and direction, gives you the drive to continue on despite
Social support - If you build positive
relationships with people and seek support then you can overcome
stressful situations a lot easier than trying to cope on your own.
The results of your i-resilience questionnaire will provide you
with an in depth understanding of how you respond to demanding
situations, giving you a great foundation to help you build upon your
strengths and manage any potential areas or risk
to your mental health.
Once you have digested your report you'll have access to the
i-resilience portal which offers further support in building your
resilience via a range of online resources - including articles, book
references, insights and videos. So you can
continue to develop your resilience using the portal whenever
you'd like to.
Tools such as the i-resilience report can be an invaluable source of support for our mental health. Take the i-resilience questionnaire to find out more about yourself and
develop your resilience.
Mental Health Awareness Week helps to raise awareness of mental
health and wellbeing issues to educate the wider public and break the
stigma. Simplyhealth is supporting this awareness drive throughout May. Learn more about Mental Health Awareness Week.
Meta description: The i-resilience report offers an in depth
understanding of how you respond to demanding situations, giving you a
great foundation to help you build upon your strengths and manage any
potential areas or risk to your mental