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Monday Mojo – Put It Down

How rested do you feel? It’s a genuine question, as although for some people today is their first day back at work, for many they never actually stopped. Have you noticed how we always have something to do? The problem is, even when you’ve already got enough on your plate, you can find you’re adding more …

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 …

World Suicide Prevention Day – 10th September

10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day. Over 800,000 people die every year by suicide, that’s one person every 40 seconds. It is the leading cause of death in people under 24 in many European countries*, and in men under 50 in the U.K. The subject of suicide has long been a taboo, with people …

Monday Mojo – Shake It Off

How do you cope when someone says something unkind? It might be directly to you, or about someone or something that matters to you.  It can leave us feeling edgy. Uncomfortable. Even sad. When I was in my third pregnancy, and I found the courage to tell someone close to me how anxious I was, they told me I …

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 be fulfilled. But life doesn’t always go the way we planned, …

Counselling – what do you think?

Have you ever thought about counselling? In the current economic climate, clients have to wait weeks, if not months, for free therapeutic support on the NHS. If you decide to go private, spending money on yourself might feel self-indulgent. Some people worry they’re wasting a professional’s time with their problems, because they might think “there’s …

Monday Mojo – Mind The Gap

Monday Mojo – feel-good motivation for the week ahead: Mind The Gap. Do you think of life as a journey? We plan our ideal route. Navigate twists and turns. And before we know it, we’re there. Sometimes though, the destination isn’t what we had in mind. We find ourselves somewhere, without being really sure how …

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 seems to be an immense pressure to be perfect. Media messages are confusing, leaving people feeling overwhelmed. So, this Time to …

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 they probably won’t call even their closest friend – they don’t …