William Tell Overture

Towards the end of my talk on mental health I always play the William Tell overture. It never fails to bring a smile to my face and most of the audience too. It just has that strident infectious quality (oops) that makes you feel good and want to keep going. Yet it must have been quite a challenge for William Tell’s son to keep calm with an apple balanced on his head waiting for his Dad to fire an arrow into it from a crossbow. Fortunately, it all turned out well on the day.

We are living through tricky times, so in order to cope and not let things get out of perspective we need to remember to do some basic things:

  • Keep your sense of balance in everything
  • Ensure your common sense and sense of humour are turned up to maximum
  • Prevention is far better than cure!
  • Check your mental health dials daily

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