How to tackle anxiety: Share your story Being heard by others is a critical component in sound mental health. It is essential to be in an environment where you can freely vocalise your thoughts, for example, being part of a support group or working with a psychotherapist/counsellor. Improve nutrition The link between the brain and our gut is well researched. Looking after the health and diversity of our gut microbiome with a varied, natural wholefoods diet can have a direct effect on our mood and mental health. Stay close to your GP It is critical to keep close to your GP as you work on improving your mental health. A doctor will also be able to provide more information on appropriate medication, where necessary. Build resilience Mindfulness meditation can help with the management of mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, addiction etc.