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Stress Awareness Month – Top Tips – Know your limits 

April is Stress Awareness Month – here’s top tip #6: Know your limits.  We’re all different, but everyone has a tipping point.  If you’ve been travelling (literally or metaphorically) at a 100mph lately, eventually your body will catch up with you. You know, like the first few days of your holidays don’t you always get …

Stress Awareness Month – Top Tips – Have a Cuppa

April is Stress Awareness Month – here’s top tip #7: Have a cuppa with a friend.  It might sound like a very British thing to suggest, but sometimes having a cuppa is one of the best ways to de-stress. You don’t have to have a cuppa with a friend, but we know that having someone …

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 …

Nightmares, Night Terrors and ‘The Old Hag’ in Dreams

Nightmares are otherwise terrifying dreams which may even cause you to wake up. There are a number of different reasons for nightmares including medication, lack of sleep, changes in diet but they will often acknowledge that you are going through a period of stress when they occur. Some people may have had nightmares for a …