Tag: depression

Monday Mojo – Reach for the Sky

Monday Mojo™ – feel-good motivation for the week ahead: Reach for the Sky What do you really want? It’s a big question, and worth taking some time to think about. Sometimes we have a vision. A hope for the future. A desire to to…

Your views – It’s good to talk but what do you (really) think about counselling?

Have you ever thought about counselling? A lot of people see it as a last resort for recovery, and I can understand why. In the current economic climate, clients have to wait weeks, if not months, for free therapeutic support on the NHS. Some…

Ditch the guilt: Take the pressure off and live life your way

Exercise more. But don’t get too skinny. Make sure your kids eat well, but don’t indulge them. Sit quietly. But make your voice heard. Work hard. But make time for family and friends. There is an immense pressure lately to be perfect. The messages…

It’s Time to Talk

Time to Talk Day is on 1 February 2018. Wherever you are, you can talk about mental health. As a Time to Change Champion I work hard to raise awareness of mental health. So it’s important to know that if a person is struggling…

Announcing: Gems – Wellness micro-sessions for busy people

In the 21st Century, we’re all busy. There’s always things to do. Places to go. People to see. Every minute of the day is accounted for. So when the media tells us we need to take mental health and wellbeing seriously, you might find…

Sleep: what’s keeping us awake (and what we can do about it)

What stops you sleeping and what can help?

It’s World Mental Health Day

10th October is World Mental Health Day.

Mental Health Awareness: It’s Ok to Say

May 8th – 14th is Mental Health Awareness Week.  The theme from the Mental Health Foundation this year is “Surviving or Thriving”. If you’ve ever suffered with poor mental health (and research proves most of us have, or know someone who has) then you’ll…

The Power of Words: how mindful communication is good for your mental health

One of the workshops I deliver in Milton Keynes is for people who want to get their sparkle back and learn techniques for maintaining good mental health.  In one of the sessions, we talk about the Power of Words. Imagine for a moment you have…

It’s Okay to Love Yourself Day

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire Universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~ Gautama Buddha Valentine’s Day is the one day of the year where we overtly show our affections for other people.  But actually, don’t we do that every day?…

Ego-friendly: how toxic behaviour is bad for you and the environment

I was listening to a teaching by Pema Chödrön where she was describing the impact of behaviour on those around us, and she used the word pollution.  She encouraged students not to add to the pollution in the world by getting sucked in to, or hooked by,…

Why does your wellness matter? The benefits of seeking help

The research is showing us that at least one in four people will experience a period of poor mental health in their lifetime.  Whilst there continues to be discussion about what causes poor mental health, there is no doubt that receiving the right help…

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