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How to help someone you’re worried about

When someone you love is struggling with their mental health, it can be hard to know what to say and do. Sometimes we can feel concerned if our efforts to help someone don’t seem to be working, or frustrated if they say they don’t want or need our help. There are a number of ways …

Happiness is not where you might think it is

In my workshops I talk about happiness, that being the real meaning of it. I talk about how shops and online retailers will have us believe that in order to be happy, you need what they have. This image arrived in my inbox today, and is a perfect example of this. The only problem is, …

Visiting your doctor in difficult times

One in five patients now has to wait at least 15 days to see a GP in England, NHS figures have revealed. Just under 5m of the 27.1m appointments at GPs’ surgeries in October involved waiting anywhere between 15 and 28 or more days to see a doctor or practice nurse. Patients are finding it …

Mindfulness: It’s The Thought That Counts

We have thousands of thoughts a day. It’s been suggested we have between 12,000 to 80,000 thoughts, which could be as many as 2,500 an hour. According to some articles up to 85% of the thoughts we have are negative, and 90% are repetitive. What you thought about yesterday, you’ll probably think about today and …

Seasonal Self-Care – taking care of yourself all year round

Self-care and setting healthy boundaries with yourself, family and friends are important. Here are some ideas of how to take care of yourself all year round: • Create positive space as much as possible, keep your mental health and wellbeing in mind. Take walks in nature, or just get some fresh air standing by the …