Food and Mental Health

Supporting people with their nutrition is one of the most important nonclinical aspects of mental health support, but that support can only happen if we know enough about nutrition in the first place and how it relates to mental health. The Mental Health Foundation has puttogether a brilliant guide titled, Food for thought: mental health and nutrition briefing.

In this guide you will read about:

  • the relationship between nutrition and mental health,
  • dietary recommendations,
  • protective factors for mental health,
  • risk factors for mental health,
  • the role of food in preventing mental health problems,
  • and  more.

The information in this guide is simple and straightforward and I will love to use it to design a simple 2 to 3 hour training course, so look out for that. But if you are a team or person supporting people with mental health conditions in a nonclinical capacity then you should get and read this guide. You can download a copy from the mental Health Foundation’s website here.

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