A Dose of Calm: A Note from our Director

Posted on : March 30, 2020

A word from our Director, Barrie Penrose The human mind constantly searches for meaning and this can make things seem even harder when faced with a situation like Covid-19. With questions like: ‘Why has this happened?’ ‘What does it mean for me?’ and perhaps, ‘Who is to blame!’ repeatedly invading...

When the unexpected happens ………. How to maintain positive Mental Health during challenging times

Posted on : March 30, 2020

When the unexpected happens ………. How to maintain positive Mental Health during challenging times Our daily lives can be regularly interrupted by inconveniences and turns for the worse, but, for many of us, the current Covid-19 pandemic is a disruption like no other, forcing change in our lives that would...

Remote Reassurance: Caring for your Employees’ Mental Wellbeing During Self-isolation and Remote Working

Posted on : March 30, 2020

Remote Reassurance: Caring for your Employees' Mental Wellbeing During Self-isolation and Remote Working In this uncertain time, relentless changes to guidance and advice is becoming the new norm and adjusting to new information and change is essential for everyone in any professional or personal context. To reduce risks and the...

How to Look After Your Mental Health During Self-Isolation and Reduced Social Contact

Posted on : March 30, 2020

How to Look After Your Mental Health During Self-Isolation and Reduced Social Contact Understandably, it is a time of concern and unease for everyone. The seemingly relentless changes to guidance and advice mean that adjustments are happening quickly and often raising more questions than they answer. Alterations to the way...

SPOTLIGHT ON… Looking After Your Own Mental Health

Posted on : January 22, 2020

Spotlight on…. Looking After Your Own Mental Health Being able to talk to a loved one, friend or colleague about their mental health is really important, but make sure you don't forget about self-care and looking after your own mental health and wellbeing too! Read our top tips below for...

Top Tips For Supporting Someone on Your Team with Mental Ill Health

Posted on : January 22, 2020

Did you know that mental health problems affect one in four people? When people experience a mental health condition, they may feel isolated, ashamed and worthless. They may feel that they have no one to talk to and no one to turn to. Mental health is something that we all...

Embrace JOMO (the Joy of Missing Out)

Posted on : January 17, 2020

Embrace JOMO (The Joy of Missing Out) Thanks to social media, we are now more connected than ever, yet this can actually create feelings of distance and disconnection. Being able to continuously check out where others are checking in, see the latest fads and favourites, and peer at ‘picture-perfect’ poses, the...

(S)elf Care This Christmas

Posted on : December 12, 2019

Christmas can be a chaotic and costly time of year. Here’s three ways to make sure your health is your wealth this Christmas time: It’s About Presence, Not Presents Giving gifts is part of the festive period, but the priority needs to be on you being there to enjoy spending...

Why Fundraising and Volunteering Can Play a Role in Positive Mental Health

Posted on : July 29, 2019

A fantastic way to enhance your happiness is to volunteer, fundraise or be kind to others. Studies show that people who volunteer and help others have fewer symptoms of depression and anxiety. This could be through small unplanned acts, such as a smile, thoughtful gesture or regular volunteering. Scientifically, there...

Mental Health: Another Burden On The Youth

Posted on : July 23, 2019

Guest Blogger Emily Owen, 16, writes about the stress and pressure that teenagers and young people are faced with. Many adults dismiss stress in teenagers as they don’t believe they have anything to stress about just because they don’t pay bills or have a job, but they have more stress...

Weather The Storm

Posted on : June 13, 2019

Living in such an uncertain time can have a great impact on your life and of those around you. As well as experiencing anxiety and low mood, symptoms you might also experience include physical effects such as pain, appetite change and sleep problems. The global situation isn’t just a storm...

Let’s Put the ‘Men’ in ‘Mental Health’

Posted on : June 11, 2019

Let's Put the 'Men' in 'Mental Health' One in four people experience a mental health condition every year, yet talking about mental health carries a greater stigma than talking about health issues. The facts speak for themselves: 1 in 8 men suffer from a common mental health condition. Suicide is...

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