mental health awareness month

Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month - May

As May is mental health awareness month, we thought we’d base this month’s blog on that theme.

Good mental health is so important for everyone and seeking mental health help can make a significant difference in one's well-being.

In our humble opinion, there are many links between foot health and mental health.

How can Foot Health impact Mental Health?

For starters, there are proven links between being active, being out in nature and improved mental health. If you have a painful foot or leg condition, it can stop you doing an activity you love. That could be a hobby like walking or gardening, or a sport that you compete in, and this can have a negative impact on your mental health. Don’t let a foot condition stop you doing what you love. Podiatrists are here to help!

If you're looking at being more active and involved with people and the local area, check out our recent blog on things to do locally...

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Appearance can also be important for Mental Health...

For some people, unsightly foot conditions, such as verrucae, eczema, psoriasis, fungal nails, can have an impact on self-esteem. Occasionally, people find having certain foot conditions incredibly visually distressing. One thing we hear a lot once these types of conditions have been treated, is that people finally feel comfortable going on holiday and baring their feet or going to a spa for example. If you have concerns about your feet, if something about them is causing you distress, find a Podiatrist near you and seek their advice.

For more information on how we can help with these conditions, read our blogs.

A friendly ear...

One thing about Podiatry is that we tend to have on average half an hour one-to-one with our patients. Often when patients have been with us for many years, we get to know them very well and see the changes in their lives. We both love to chat, we’re by no means qualified therapists and all advice is given in good faith, but when you do come to see us, we’re always ready with a friendly listening ear!

For mental health help, check out the following mental health awareness resources for mental health tips...


Mental Health UK