‘I didn’t feel like I had the understanding of how to look after myself’: Dr Alex George details his well-being journey and urges people to ‘reflect’  

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He may have rocketed to fame after his appearance on Love Island in 2018.

But three years later, Dr. Alex George has proven tirelessly that he was destined to embark on a journey outside the world of reality television.

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The 30-year-old physician serves as the UK Youth Mental Health Ambassador within the Department of Education – but MailOnline learned that her understanding of wellbeing was not always rooted in her.

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EXCLUSIVE: Dr Alex George opens up about his wellbeing journey on MailOnline and urges people to ‘reflect’ during World Mental Health Day

He admitted, ‘When I was going through school and university, I didn’t feel like I had an understanding of how really I should take care of myself.

This notion inspired him to write his best-selling book, Live Well Every Day, which he described as a ‘combination’ of things he wished he knew.

And it was clear that Alex’s now abundant knowledge of mental health and wellness helped her in everyday life.

Reflecting: The 30-year-old therapist serves as the UK's youth mental health ambassador within the Department of Education – but she reveals that her understanding of well-being was not always rooted in her

Reflecting: The 30-year-old therapist serves as the UK’s youth mental health ambassador within the Department of Education – but she reveals that her understanding of well-being was not always rooted in her

Making Changes: The Welshman describes his best-selling book, Live Well Every Day, as a 'combination' of things he wished he knew

Making Changes: The Welshman describes his best-selling book, Live Well Every Day, as a ‘combination’ of things he wished he knew

Detailing his own routine, the Welshman explained: ‘I focus on trying to do the little things. I didn’t get a chance this morning [go outside]. I noticed that it does not bring my day in the right rhythm and I was not feeling as well. I don’t feel that clear or calm.’

His evening regimen often involves putting down his phone and taking the time to shower, a luxury that Alex takes for granted.

“If I don’t invest in myself, I will feel very bad,” he said.

Close to her heart: With World Mental Health Day falling on Sunday 10 October, it is set to be poignantly marked by Alex, who lost his youngest brother, Lear, to suicide last July.

Close to her heart: With World Mental Health Day falling on Sunday 10 October, it is set to be poignantly marked by Alex, who lost his youngest brother, Lear, to suicide last July.

With World Mental Health Day falling on Sunday 10 October, it is set to be poignantly marked by Alex, who lost his youngest brother Lilar to suicide last July.

‘Mental health is not just for one day, it is for every day,’ he insisted.

‘I think World Mental Health Day is an opportunity for everyone to stop and use this as a marker to show what they are doing for their mental health while supporting others.’

Campaign for Change: The University of Exeter graduate has completely immersed herself in her government role and recently traveled to the CHD Living Care Home in Kingston, Surrey as part of a new campaign called Ment-All Health Is.

Campaign for Change: The University of Exeter graduate has completely immersed herself in her government role and recently traveled to the CHD Living Care Home in Kingston, Surrey as part of a new campaign called Ment-All Health Is.

The University of Exeter graduate has completely immersed herself in her government role and recently traveled to the CHD Living Care Home in Kingston, Surrey as part of a new campaign called Ment-All Health.

team up with kind of snacks On the project, Alex explained: ‘We specifically wanted to raise awareness of older generations – and the idea of ​​mental health being for everyone, regardless of demographic.’

Research has revealed a vast generational gap in awareness, understanding, and acceptance of mental health, which Alex’s journey strengthened.

‘When we talked about taking care of ourselves and our health, suggestions about nature, being outside, art, creativity… the link wasn’t always drawn between the benefits to our bodies – and to our minds. .

“Older generations have grown up in an era where mental health was viewed very differently.

The podcast host also openly discussed his use of social media, after revealing that he pulled out of Twitter because he ‘didn’t find it helpful’.

Motivational: Alex is an advocate for promoting kindness, positivity, and healthy habits, but also adopts a motivational mantra for dealing with criticism

Motivational: Alex is an advocate for promoting kindness, positivity, and healthy habits, but also adopts a motivational mantra for dealing with criticism

‘Social media can be really powerful but you need to use it in the right way. I got down…

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