Have you ever taken a nap when you’ve been particularly struggling? Balanced sleep is really important for good mental health but it can also be a really useful self-care tool for when you just need a break and to get away from your thoughts and situation for a bit.

‘I sleep when I need a break’

‘When I’m really struggling with feeling upset and I want to self harm sometimes I just retreat to bed for a bit. It gives me some space to calm down in a place I feel safe.’

The Mental Health foundation have created ten top tips to getting good sleep.

There are also lots of different meditations and visualisation's free on YouTube, designed to help you fall asleep. There are also free NHS apps which may help you if you're experiencing poor sleep.

In this video, Dr. Emma Morris gives some advice about keeping good sleeping patterns especially during any holiday period when your pattern may change:

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