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Psychological and social health action plan

Key steps that can help you manage your emotional health.

 

Below we’ve listed key steps that can help you manage your emotional health. Here’s how to use it.

  • Choose whether you’re ‘already doing this’ action, ‘ready now’ or ‘not ready yet’.
  • Select the button below to get your action plan.
  • Once you’ve made progress, come back and take on any actions you’re not ready to start now. 

Read about managing emotions after a heart attack.

We also have a printable version of the action plan.

Simply, download and print the PDF version available below, review each action and tick the relevant columns. Make a start once you've chosen the actions you are ready to do now.

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