To help build daily moments of self-care and hope, You OK? is encouraging you to 'Take 5 For Your Mental Health' every day. Over the coming days, we'll be sharing mini-pods focused on practical exercises to help with the stress of lockdown. 

Many of us feel sad and frustrated because of current restrictions or we're fearful of what’s to come. It’s easy for those thoughts to take up residence in our minds. On today's episode, Counselling Psychologist Aisling Leonard Curtin explains how valuable practicing gratitude is to our mental well-being, how it impacts our brains and how it can sustain us when times get tough.

To listen to the full episode of You OK? with Psychologist Aisling Leonard Curtin, click here.