YOUR MENTAL FITNESS JOURNEY IS A TOP PRIORITY

Good mental health is vital for your overall body health, in your case, your emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Your mental health affects how you feel, think and behave.

By UAP Old Mutual Wellness Team

That feeling you always describe as ‘meeeeh’ could be some mental downtime you are experiencing.

That being said, mental strain can take shape in many forms and this can be mood, eating, anxiety, psychotic (such as schizophrenia), personality, substance abuse or trauma-related disorders. These disorders are not limited to age, gender or race; anyone can get a mental illness. It is therefore important to acknowledge that mental health issues such as depression do exist and how they manifest in our bodies

Overall, the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted life as we had known and caused us to face a new reality with uncertainty.  With fear and uncertainty comes stress and anxiety. Stress is a normal part of life and can impact you negatively or positively for example it can motivate you to read for your exams or work hard for that job promotion. On the flip side, unmanaged stress can interfere with job, family matters and even health.  You should recognise your stress triggers especially now with the times we are living. Could your cause of stress be a job loss or falling short of finances?

There are some physical and mental signs and symptoms you can look out for in yourself and your family members or colleagues. They can vary depending on the mental illness and these are  just examples:

Once you recognise that your body is stressed, it is time to take care of it. Your body is your first home and just as you water trees for growth, you should pour into yourself positive thoughts and good nutrition.

“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candour, and more unashamed conversation.” – Glenn Close

Tips on caring for your mental Health

Tip #1

Regularly check your workload and if you are in a position to delegate work, have your colleagues assist with the extra tasks.

 Tip #2

Monitor Your Screen Time (and Set Limits!). It is important to check the amount of news you consume and time spent on social media.  Have a set time you can log into your social media account, probably best after work and spend as little time as possible on there. You can take that time off the screens to indulge in a hobby that you love such as reading a novel or taking a walk.

 Tip #3

Ask For Help. Don’t ever feel ashamed to admit that you are struggling with your mental health. At UAP Old Mutual, we have recognised that sometimes you need to speak to a professional on your mental health. Through our Tele-Counselling services, you can receive therapy from a certified psychologist. Call us at 0722 626 590 and we’ll book your appointment at a discounted cost of Ksh. 2000 per session, which is fully covered by your UAP medical card. You can have your session online through zoom, WhatsApp, duo, or whichever platform is convenient for you.

A person who is mentally fit has the ability to learn, feel and manage a range of both negative and positive emotions, cope with change and maintain good relationships.

 

 

Fund Prices
Old Mutual Money Market Fund Daily Yield : 4.83%  Annual Rate: 4.94%
Old Mutual Equity Fund Buying Price: 343.19  Selling Price: 343.19
Old Mutual Balanced Fund/Toboa Buying Price: 146.15  Selling Price: 146.15
Old Mutual Bond Fund Buying Price: 102.16  Selling Price: 102.16
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Fund Prices

Fund Prices at 28th November 2020

Fund Name Currency Daily Yield Effective Annual Rate
Old Mutual Money Market Fund Kenya Shillings 4.83% 4.94%
Fund Name Currency Buying Price Selling Price
Old Mutual Equity Fund Kenya Shilling 343.19 343.19
Old Mutual Balanced Fund/Toboa Kenya Shillings 146.15 146.15
Old Mutual Bond Fund Kenya Shillings 102.16 102.16
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