It’s Time to Talk

2nd February in the U.K. is Time to Talk day, a national campaign focused on holding positive conversations and reducing the stigma around mental health.  If you know someone who has been struggling lately, why not drop them a text message or ask them over for a cuppa and see how they’re doing?  You canContinue reading “It’s Time to Talk”

Wellbeing and Mental Health

It’s okay not to be okay. When I first started working in mental health, (some 10 years ago now), I worked with women experiencing ante-natal depression – depression during pregnancy.  They’d often start by telling me one of the hardest things was telling family and friends they felt depressed.  Usually, the response they got was alongContinue reading “Wellbeing and Mental Health”

When You Think You’re Over-Thinking It: Living With a Noisy Mind

Note to the reader: this article refers to a mind that feels like it’s constantly thinking, rather than hearing voices. If you are hearing voices this article from Mind may help. I was teaching a relaxation class to a group of students recently, when I likened the feeling of anxiety to being on a treadmill. YouContinue reading “When You Think You’re Over-Thinking It: Living With a Noisy Mind”

Overthinking: Living with a noisy mind

I was teaching a relaxation class to a group of students recently, when I likened the feeling of anxiety to being on a treadmill. You start with a slow walk which increases to a gentle jog – not always pleasant, but manageable – and the next thing you know you’re hurtling at a pace, faster andContinue reading “Overthinking: Living with a noisy mind”