The Benefits and Considerations of Establishing Peer Support

In 2005, I established a peer support group for pregnant women suffering with stress, depression and anxiety. Back then, it was estimated that around one in 10 pregnant women were suffering with ante-natal depression and other types of poor mental health in pregnancy; I had been one of them (you can read my story here).Continue reading “The Benefits and Considerations of Establishing Peer Support”

Why we need more quiet spaces in public (and what to do if you can’t find one)

This article was written before the coronavirus outbreak but has been updated to reflect some ideas which might help. An article specific to COVID and anxiety is here. Is it just me, or has the world got more noisy lately? I don’t mean the normal background noise that’s present in modern every day life, likeContinue reading “Why we need more quiet spaces in public (and what to do if you can’t find one)”

Co-Reflection: Helping Each Other through Workplace Peer Support

Co-Reflection enables people to hold healthy conversations at work with their peers, to help build and maintain resilience, and reach their potential. Sometimes with the help of a chosen facilitator, they can discuss workload or workplace concerns, identify positive action, personal development and create opportunities for shared learning – all in a safe and confidentialContinue reading “Co-Reflection: Helping Each Other through Workplace Peer Support”