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5 Ways to Wellbeing – Take Notice

The 5 Ways to Wellbeing is a campaign to raise awareness about simple strategies everyone can adopt for improving our overall mental health. Helping You Sparkle™ is working alongside the Public Health team at Milton Keynes Council, focusing on and promoting the benefits of each of the following topics: Connect Be active Take notice Keep …

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? When we check our mobile ‘phones as soon as we wake …

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 can …

Neal’s Yard Remedies (NYR Organic) Now Available 

Helping you Sparkle™ is a wellbeing service which specialises in rest and relaxation.  This includes providing talking therapies and training services which focus on positive mental health.   I am also an Independent Consultant for NYR Organic. SHOP ONLINE HERE You can also see a selection of NYR Organic products I am happy to recommend here.  Please …

5 Ways to Wellbeing – Be Active

The 5 Ways to Wellbeing is a campaign to raise awareness about simple strategies everyone can adopt for improving our overall mental health. Over the next few months, Helping You Sparkle™ is working alongside the Public Health team at Milton Keynes Council, focusing on and promoting the benefits of each of the following topics: Connect Be …

2017 – Just be YOU

In amongst the huge influx of emails I’ve been getting recently about what I should give family and friends for Christmas, I’ve also noticed there’s still a small amount of people online banging the “New Year, New You” drum.  Before I write anymore I must confess I used to be one of those people. In …

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 works.  Studies have shown that mindfulness, for example, can improve sleep, reduce …

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 along …