The 2020’s have already been a decade to remember, and one for the record books in that matter. On a global scale we have endured pandemics, renewed racial injustices, women’s rights and much political turmoil.

The new working world for many has seen schools, workplaces and leisure spaces all merge into one. All of this has increased and illuminated the importance of mental health.

As 2022 comes to an end, why not use it as an opportunity to reflect and plan for the year ahead – 2023. If you haven’t finalised your goals for 2023, let these 6 key mental health trends for 2023 help shape your habits and attitudes for the year ahead.

1.     Family Focus

This might already be a key focus for many people but with a shift towards flexible and remote working, the balance between work and home life has never been better. Prior to the pandemic the negative consequences included employees working long hours, including the commute, but a 2023 mental health focus is spending more time with family.

These lifestyle changes must be a key consideration for businesses too. As employees continue to mould their work lives around personal habits – often family responsibilities such as childcare – these challenges must be reflected in the support on offer.

The workplace must remain flexible in terms of shift patterns and remote opportunities to meet the needs of those with busy family lives. However, we will also start to see businesses extending benefits to the family, for example, private healthcare and medical benefits for partners and children and full family mental health support.

2.     Reducing The Stigma Of Mental Health

A trend that occurs every year, but more so this year because of the past 3 years. This is one of the major targets and trends in the year 2023. Many mental health conditions become undiagnosed because people are afraid of talking about them. People often downplay things rather than focussing on tackling their problems because of the stigma. Once the stigma reduces, it will become easier for others to talk about it and seek help openly.

3.     Wellbeing Travel

Wellness travel is all about recharging the body and relaxing the mind. Sometimes known as wellness tourism, these trips and travel experiences focus on mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. According to a recent Accenture study, 39% of consumers have already booked a wellness retreat for 2023, with more people looking for holidays that include yoga, sound healing, breathwork, and various workshops.

After a pause on travel during the Covid-19 pandemic, many are now wanting to make the most of being able to travel. So, why not combine this with increased awareness in your own health & wellness.

4.     Low Intensity Workouts

A powerful gym session isn’t the only way to clear your mind and nourish your body. Taking a walk in nature can be just as restorative. If high-cardio/high-intensity workouts aren’t your thing, then don’t sweat it… literally.

Listen to your body and let it nudge you in the direction that you want to go. If you want to stretch before bed, loosen your muscles and lean into each pose. If a light jog feels best, put on your favourite music, and hit the track. There’s no right or wrong way to move your body, as long as you’re doing it with intention and keeping safety in mind.

Want to move a little while you work? Think about adding a walking or standing desk to your office setup! This is a great, mindful way to do something good for yourself, even when you’re on the clock.

5.     Making People Aware Of Healthcare Professionals

Many times, people get confused between a clinical psychologist, a psychiatrist, a therapist, a counsellor, a Mental Coach. They think that all of them mean the same. It is necessary to know the difference between them to seek help from the right person. This awareness can be spread by making use of social media, newspapers, arranging various lectures, etc.

6.     Focus On The Younger Generation

The Younger generation is going to create a future for our country when they grow up. So, these people should be the main target to spread mental health awareness. Also, this is the generation who suffer the most from some mental health conditions. Spreading awareness among them will lead to awareness in society and reduce the stigma associated with it.

Schools are doing some great work around this currently and it’s set to get even better in 2023.

Links Wellness Member: Improving Your Mental Wellbeing

If you want to proactively work on your mental health and wellbeing then a Links Wellness membership is the way forward. We are normalising mental health coaching, making it affordable, accessible, effective and we’d like you to join us on our journey.

As a Links Wellness member, you’ll get access to the resources you need to get into prime condition mentally. Getting you to the healthy end of the mental health spectrum and keeping you there, despite what curved balls life might throw your way. You will have access to all this.

Your problems are our problems and together we’ll solve them.

Your goals are our goals and together we’ll achieve them.

We hope we have answered your question How Can A Mental Coach Help With Mental Health? If you’re ready to kickstart your overall wellbeing journey, you can email us at info@links-wellness.com, call us on 0161 948 5030, or head over to the contact page and get in touch by filling out our form.

We look forward to welcoming you on your journey!

Phil

Phil

Founder of Links Wellness CBT Practitioner/Mindset Specialist