Skip to main content

About Little Things

The Little Things campaign focuses on the little things that we can all do to protect our own mental health, and support the people we care about.

Familiar faces

In 2018, we asked some familiar faces to share their very own "6 Little Things" for minding their mental health.

Watch Riyadh Khalaf, Cliona O'Connor, Stephen Byrne, Aisling Thompson, Éanna Walsh and Mike Sheridan share their tips:

What are the simple things that you do every day? #6LittleThings

Little things that can make a big difference

Keeping active

Being active every day, something as simple as a walk is proven to have a positive impact on your mood.

Talking about your problems

Problems feel smaller when they are shared with others. They don't always have to be solved - just talking about it will do you good.

Looking out for others

Lending an ear to someone else in trouble, or catching up with someone who seems distant, can change their day, or their lives. Again, you don't have to fix anything for them - just listening is a huge help.

Doing things with others

Taking part in a group activity that you enjoy is proven to have a positive impact on how you feel, be it a game of football, joining a choir, volunteering.

Eating healthily

A regular healthy, balanced and nutritious diet will help both your physical, but also your mental health, and have a positive impact on how you feel.

Staying in touch

Catching up with friends and family is good for our mental health, reminding us that we're part of a community, and having a positive impact on how we feel.

Drinking less alcohol

For the average Irish drinker, reducing alcohol will have a positive impact on their health and mental wellbeing, making it easier to cope with day to day difficulties and stresses.

Sleeping well

Getting a good night's sleep of 7 or 8 hours, as often as you can, will have a positive impact on how you feel. Protect your sleep if you can, it will do you good.

Stories

Download Little Things posters

We designed some posters to remind us of the little things that make a big difference to how we feel.

Share them with friends and family, or download them to remind you that it's the little things that can help lift your mood.

Download Little Things posters

Page last reviewed: 03/10/2018
Next review due: 03/10/2021