Tag: wmhd

Monday Mojo – Start a Conversation

How are you?  And by that, I mean how are you really? It’s a crucially important question, and one I deeply believe in. Because, you see, when people just ask us how we are, we usually say “I’m fine”. But we’re not always fine are we? And sometimes, we…

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…

World Suicide Prevention Day

The number of suicides in England and Wales has hit a fifteen year high, according to the latest figures.  Today is World Suicide Prevention Day.  Here are some websites you may find useful if you, or someone you know, are thinking about taking your…

Domestic Abuse: The darkness behind the smile

Jenny was 33 when she met James. She had been on her own for about six months when they started seeing each other and she had enjoyed the single life.  They’d met through someone at work and at first would just meet for a…

Meaning and Purpose: Spirituality and Mental Health

There’s a Zen story about a horse which suddenly appeared galloping down the road.  The man riding the horse, looked as if he had somewhere important to go.  Another man, at the side of the road shouted “Where are you going?”, to which the…

The connection between us: understanding the role of relationships in mental health

Being in an unhealthy relationship is as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.  This comes from a new report by the Mental Health Foundation which is asking us to explore the connection between relationships and mental health.  When we think about…

Mental Health in Pregnancy

Poor Mental Health in pregnancy affects at least one in three women. Many people have heard about post-natal depression, but there is another mental health concern which recent research suggests now affects as many as one in three pregnant women.  When I first set up my dedicated…

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