Understanding Mental Health, Mental Illness And Mental Disorders

There are many different mental illnesses which have different symptoms and impact differently on people’s lives. They can have an effect on your thoughts, emotions, physical wellness, behaviours and the way you interact with others. It is possible to have both poor mental health and a mental illness at the same time. Unfortunately, the illness … Read more Understanding Mental Health, Mental Illness And Mental Disorders

A Reminder That It’s Okay To Talk About Mental Health

Why talking is the key to breaking the stigma around mental health and mental illness, and helping people to get the help and support they need. Across the world, thousands of people suffering from Mental Health conditions are deprived of their Human Rights. Not only are they discriminated against, stigmatised and disregarded, they are also … Read more A Reminder That It’s Okay To Talk About Mental Health

5 Tips for Positive Self-Talk

Social media can an inspiring platform for community and friendship, but it can also breed insecurity. With all the different personalities and filters, it’s very easy to lose yourself, and get caught “comparing your behind the scenes to someone else’s show reel”. If you’ve experienced a negative relationship with social media, and have found that critical voice … Read more 5 Tips for Positive Self-Talk

OCD Explained

[author title=”Lucy Bonner” author_id=”Lucy Bonner”] [custom_headline type=”left, center, right” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true”] Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) involves having obsessions and/or compulsions. [/custom_headline] It is an anxiety disorder which encompasses people having recurrent and persistent thoughts, images or urges or unwanted experiences.  People suffering with OCD usually tend to ignore their thoughts or urges by performing … Read more OCD Explained

Dignity in Mental Health

[author title=”Lucy Bonner” author_id=”Lucy Bonner”] [custom_headline type=”left” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true”] Across the world, thousands of people suffering from Mental Health conditions are deprived of their Human Rights. [/custom_headline]Not only are they discriminated against, stigmatised and disregarded, they are also subject to emotional and physical abuse from both the community and Mental Health facilities.  Every individual, … Read more Dignity in Mental Health

The Stigmatisation of Psychotherapy

[custom_headline type=”left, center, right” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true”] Psychotherapy is an effective, natural and meaningful way to improve lives. [/custom_headline]   So why is there still so much stigma surrounding it? This year National Psychotherapy Day is being held on Friday 25 September.  It is a dedicated day to the promotion, research and support of Psychotherapy for … Read more The Stigmatisation of Psychotherapy

How To Manage Exam Stress

[author title=”Laura Muth” author_id=”Laura Muth”] For the majority of the population, exams provoke a natural level of stress and anxiety. For some however, the exam period can be especially overwhelming if you are also suffering from an eating disorder, or another mental health problem. Fuelled by the anxiety and pressure to perform well, your mental health … Read more How To Manage Exam Stress

How Can We Challenge the Stigma Surrounding Depression?

[author title=”Laura Muth” author_id=”Laura Muth”] Did you know that a quarter of the population experience some form of mental health problem at some point during their life? More specifically, depression has one of the most prevalent mental illnesses, with 1 in 3 people experiencing depressive symptoms at some point during their lifetime. Sadly, despite this … Read more How Can We Challenge the Stigma Surrounding Depression?

8 Rules when taking Medication

[author title=”Kate Sumner” author_id=”Kate Sumner”]Correct use of medications is a topic that comes up time and again in the clinic.  With this in mind I thought that a recap on the subject and why it is such a crucial part of our self care would be useful. Sometimes we need an extra helping hand.  This … Read more 8 Rules when taking Medication

Compulsive Exercising – How much is too much?

[author title=”Laura Muth” author_id=”Laura Muth”] From an early age, the health benefits of regular exercise have been drilled into us. However, we are rarely warned about the dangers of over-exercising, which can lead to negative health effects such as exhaustion, injuries and isolation. Compulsive exercising is characterised by a significant amount of physical activity, combined … Read more Compulsive Exercising – How much is too much?

Removing Toxic Friendships from our Lives

[author title=”Alice Goodwin” author_id=”Alice Goodwin”] What is a harmful or toxic friendship? We’ve probably all had some form of experience of harmful friendships at some point in our lifetime, but how exactly can we identify a toxic friend? Someone who perhaps brings you down, belittles you or expects a lot from you but isn’t there … Read more Removing Toxic Friendships from our Lives

Time to Talk Day

[custom_headline type=”left” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true”] Just five minutes.. [/custom_headline] That’s all we need from you. The time it takes to have a shower. Or drink a cup of tea. Or to check in with a friend and make sure they’re ok. Today is Time to Talk Day. Time to break the stigma around mental health. Time … Read more Time to Talk Day