How to manage your mental health | Leon Taylor | TEDxClapham


Prolonged psychological stress is the enemy of our mental health, and physical movement is our best weapon to respond.​ Leon Taylor is a former competitive diver who competed for TeamGB at three Olympic Games. Following retirement, he transitioned to the commentary booth where he works for the BBC. Leon has a passion for performance, wellness and movement spending much of his time now as a speaker, executive coach, and mentor to the next generation of sports stars. His enthusiasm and skill for mentoring have allowed him to work with a range of athletes across Olympic and Paralympic sports. Most recently playing the role of Athlete services lead at the pre-Games Camp in Brazil prior to TeamGB’srecord-breakingg 2nd place on the medal table. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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  1. NIKHIL SONI says

    Thanks 🙏🏻 🤓

  2. Mental Health Hygiene w/ Kumar says

    Of course, physical activity matters but so does the way you talk to yourself, your environment, and the things that you give your attention to.

  3. add2console says

    This is alarming and everyone should not take it as simple illness! Someone needs to be understood and be seen. What we can do is to make them feel that we are with them and to tell them that PRAYER is the BEST solution in their situation. God bless us all!

  4. Ashish Sharma says

    Ever since this pandemic, I've become more stressed than I used to. I used to walk in the park every evening and that helped me a lot.

  5. Kelly - The Wellness Introvert says

    Mental wellness starts in the gut. It’s called the gut-brain axis! Did you know this? 70-90% of our serotonin and dopamine is produced in our microbiome?

  6. Dave Ridlespriger 2 says

    He graduated with honors From the school of SMOKING PIERDA.

  7. Francis Mausley says

    “There are two ways of healing sickness, material means and spiritual means. The first is by the treatment of physicians; the second consisteth in prayers offered by the spiritual ones to God and in turning to Him. Both means should be used and practised.” “an illness caused by affliction, fear, nervous impressions, will be healed more effectively by spiritual rather than by physical treatment.” ~ Health, Healing and Nutrition, Baha'i Faith

  8. TH3R0N says

    Thank you Leon.

  9. Maria Colaco says

    Life is the Best of Best teacher…just live n learn on the way

  10. Roxxy Lady says

    This is one of THE BEST talks I've ever watched from Ted!! Absolutely mind blowing! A cure for PTSD? Omg, I gotta try!!

  11. Lily Bassiri says

    Just what I need.

  12. 萧淑瑶 says

    I enjoy the dance,but not good enoughHe is attractive,though I don't know him too much,that the movement light himBravo

  13. 3 as1 says

    I wish men went through a terrible case of PMS every month.

  14. Sig Mallock says

    🧡 I love the content!! About to check out some of your other videos!

  15. Trance for a Change says

    Positive activity, positive interaction with people and positive thinking are the three things than underpin good mental health. My channel has many meditation videos to help clam the mind, reduce anxiety etc.

  16. Jo Mac says

    Try AMare GLOBEL. It works great. It's a all natural mental wellness supplement company. Buy the AMare fundamental pack plus

  17. alyssa says

    mental illness is preventing me from doing physical movements

  18. D Punch says

    Water and exercise key to health and curb sugar. Well for most anyways. I cant speak for those with predisposed conditions

  19. Aileen Panes says

    Ive been working from home and would be in front of my laptop from 12 to 16 hrs a day. I started to question my existence. Im so glad to come across this today

  20. Soumi Bhattacharyya says

    Today mental health is something that is a major concern.So for getting over it please visit our page BeEmptyCup to overcome your issues.

  21. Hassan Farah says

    You are only one workout away from a great mood.Good luck to whoever reads this

  22. sibam debnath says

    Became a helpful video 🧡

  23. khampa dolma says

    Wow ….ur vivid guidance has got a really power for many people including myself .i am impressed .😍

  24. Shane Monks O'Byrne says

    Wonderful talk by a very eloquent speaker

  25. shivaprasad yajaman says

    Believe in ancient Indian traditional culture with livelihood. yoga, Ayurveda and practice of vegitarian food habit, those are unbelievable and astonishing systems which can ever bring prosperity of mental health and physical health as well. Those would make us live longer upto 100 years.

  26. Alice Ace says

    🙋 I raise my hand.

  27. Kevin Mu says

    When you live in rich country theirs more mental health prpblem when when I used to live in poor country. Rich country have more time to winder around do nothing, when you grow up poor you work two jobs and always busy

  28. Dev Paul says

    Physical movement is the key. This video surely deserves more views . Such an amazing content.

  29. Simply Red Island Girl says

    Awesome presentation!👍👏💪🙋

  30. Anh Lê says

    thank you so much. It really helpful. I wish i could watch this speech earlier. wish everyone a healthy life.

  31. Shashi Venki says

    Overthinking is the problem for everything in our life. When we start overthinking just alert your mind that you are overthinking and also doing things which makes you happy, which boosts your confidence and self esteem will definitely helps.

  32. Hobbs F. Nickler of Tomesvilla' says

    1. You have repressed fear.2. Your brain has damaged neurons.3. You have an addiction.4. You didn't study enough.5. You lost everything.6. You're sensing things that aren't there.7. You had a nervous breakdown from high profile information or work strain.8. There are strange supernatural elements in your life.What the root-cause is or reasons are not important. Now usually some kind of self-preservation kicks in, a basic logic. That's what people are trying to communicate with you. There is no such thing as bullying that does anything. But the logic is NEVER THERE. The reasons don't matter. You are posing a lifetime of frustrating issues to people's lives. You have to pull yourself out if the hole and become self-sufficient. What do you do?

  33. Miss Overcomer says

    Excercise for me is really hard. I can't work out in front of others, and I can't stand working out at home. I guess I could start with something small and work my way up though.

  34. Jenny Munoz says

    Excellent video. Thank you for your message and value information about Mental Health.

  35. KJH81 says

    Everybody after this video Searching up home workout videos 😂

  36. Pridez says

    I wrote a song called Save me, which is about mental health, I have a music video on my channel if anyone would like to see it ❤️

  37. Cunning Fitness says

    Health and wellness, both physical and mental, are life-long journeys with many winding roads. If we can help any of you in any way, please let us know. -Cunning Fitness

  38. Jin B. says

    My movement is biking. I love gliding, moving along a road, seeing people. I like swimming, I like dancing, I like lifting. I get anxiety when I can’t take care of myself. I will keep moving to keep healthy and cheerful.

  39. Dominic Borsberry says

    Amazing talk, which highlights the importance of how exercise can positively influence the whole person. Sport I feel is a great leveller.

  40. Parthesh Soni says

    I have experienced this myself. Exercise is definitely a great way to boost one's mental health.

  41. Emanuele Giordano says

    I'm suffering from Schizoid Personality Disorder and one of the most painful symptoms is anhedonia, which is the difficulty to feel pleasure. I don't have a lot of friends and I don't really want to bother friends and family with my problems so what I was usually doing was overthinking. I eventually got to a point when I felt like I was surviving, but I wasn't actually living a life.I started to try to fix my problems and manage my mental health, but getting helped by others was really painful and difficult because of SPD. I started doing some sport, not because I thought it would've helped me, but it actually did. Right now, I'm very busy, I have a lot of work and when I have spare time I train.When I'm busy and when I do sport I can really feel better, so this has really helped me a lot and watching this video and hearing those stories gives me a lot of hope.I can't really say I'm OK now, doing sport feels like a temporary solution and my relationship problems don't have a solution and I don't really know what to do about that… but at least in bad moments I know how I can climb up the hole of depression.

  42. Lucy Waked says

    Hmmmmm…I wonder if by displacing our emotions, or mental needs into other things will actually supply that primary need, would heal that deficiency. It has been my experience that it works .-for a relative time-., especially when one chooses some activity that is or could be enjoyed., but sooner or later the main need has to be attended. Time and energy are better used by looking at the problem, accepting it, and healing. Creating a diversion makes the process longer and adds to the initial problem; that is why we fall into a slump here or there. ***But whichever helps us along the way that is very good; we are all different. Which ever way we can get, direct or indirect, to solve our needs, that is what ultimately counts.

  43. Benjamin Rojas says

    i wrote about are you the rule to the exception for my son in that letter i asked him how far are you willing to go i said don’t show fear it will get you vision killed go as far as you need to go and don’t quite if you are that rule

  44. [TRI] Dark says

    la la la

  45. Alyssa Valerros says

    Great video!!!! If you all liked this you have to watch Cyrus Ausar's channel…

  46. mindset psychiatric consultants says

    i like it its good

  47. nas :O says

    At the end, it sounds a bit like Tik Tok ads. Too much Tik Tok during this lockdown

  48. Laura Daley says

    Exercise ….a good 👍 medicine for the mind …and it does work …it worked for me and it's made a significant difference to my world 🌎…I'm learning to meet with myself for the first time …I suffered from possession and for years had my 🌎 ruled by what was happening within me …yesterday's gone and I've been exercised and I feel like I'm back to my usual self's truly amazing …a weight has been lifted …I am looking forward to a happier future …before I close this comment I have one very important thing to say …during the time I was unexercised I was very ill if battled ill health and bad mental health for many years …since being exercised in showing improvement …I feel different I'm not feeling as I'll as I did …there has been a significant change …I don't feel as mental and as mad 😠 as I was I really wasn't well I was very ill I was not great …since exorcism I feel very different I felt quite sick and had dark thoughts since exorcism these weird thoughts have gone …I'm not mental I'm getting better ..I don't feel as messed up as I did is really lost control of myself for a while now things are different mentally there is a difference within me ..there is just no way of be like the way I was years ago I was not well but I've proved that exorcism works …I hope the exorcism continues because it's working for me …also my husband Jack really had been of great comfort and support to me …I have to say I'm back to my usual self almost …my judgement isn't clouded anymore I see clearer mentally visually I'm blind but mentally I'm sharper and clearer …exorcism really does work …everyone should try it society could be a very different place if all our minds were healthy …exorcism could be the 🔑 to many of society's problems …you know if we had the medicine of exorcism available for everyone we could be living in a far better 🌎 world might be that be up until now society might be getting it all wrong …we are not governed by politics we are governed by MiNDSET ….make exorcism a basic human right …I guarantee people that get exercised might not experience illness or bad mental health ..we might through the power of exorcism change history ….Thank You for reading 📚 my post I hope it helps many people

  49. Kenneth Carvalho says

    Thanks for sharing. Very motivational.

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