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Feb 06, 2024

Your mental health is essential to your overall wellbeing. By prioritising it, you’ll equip yourself with the tools and fortitude you need to make a success of every challenge you take on in 2024. Here’s how to take the first step and what you need to know.

Why mental wellbeing is important

In a fast-paced world where stress and challenges can pop up at any second, having the mental fortitude to deal with life’s curveballs is vital. Your mental wellbeing can affect your emotions, your physical health, relationships, and overall quality of life. Neglecting your mental health can lead to burnout, anxiety, and other serious health conditions. Recognising the importance of mental wellbeing is the first step towards building a resilient and happy life.

Take the first step

Prioritising your mental health doesn't require you to overhaul your entire life. It starts with, and is built on, small, consistent steps. These make a significant difference.

To start, try incorporating stress-reducing activities into your daily routine, such as mindfulness exercises, regular physical activity, meditation, breathing exercised, and most importantly, getting adequate sleep.

But, most importantly, when life feels a little heavy, always turn to your loved ones and seek professional help when needed. Taking the initiative to care for your mental health is a beautiful gift you give yourself.

But, where do you start?

Tempo wellness programme

The Tempo wellness programme can help you live your best life. Tempo supports you on your journey to improving your health and realising the rewards that come with it. No points systems, no tiers. Just the benefits you need to enable you to be who you want to be. It’s the seamless support system that fits perfectly into your life.

Best of all, your family members* also have access to Tempo benefits at no additional cost to you. Tempo is available to all members, regardless of your selected benefit option.

Once you are ready, you can also start your Emotional Wellbeing Journey via the Tempo wellness programme. The Journey was developed by qualified psychologists and healthcare providers. They’ll help you to identify and manage your emotions and the effect they have on your mental health. It’s the first and most crucial step on a journey to the life you love.

The Emotional Wellbeing Journey is available online via the Bestmed App or Member portal on the Bestmed website, and provides you with access to:

  • Lifestyle related information that will help you deal with life’s changes and curveballs.
  • Practical challenges that will enable you to practice the new skills you have to acquire to progress from your current emotional and mental state to your desired state.

Emotional Wellbeing Journey benefits (via the Bestmed App and website):

  • Two questionnaires that assess whether the participant experiences symptoms of depression and/or anxiety (for beneficiaries 21 years and older).
  • Access to educational information, challenges, recordings, videos, and support group details (for beneficiaries 16 years and older). Click on the button below and let us be your partner on your journey to emotional wellbeing.

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