Struggling with Mental Health Over the Easter Holidays? Try These 5 Self-Care Tips

Easter weekend is well and truly underway, and for those of us that struggle with our mental health, this can mean another daunting challenge is in progress. There is something about holidays in general that can leave many of us feeling worn out or upset, but this doesn’t have to be the case. There areContinue reading “Struggling with Mental Health Over the Easter Holidays? Try These 5 Self-Care Tips”

What is Sensory Self-Care and How Can You Use it to Counter Burnout?

Self-Care isn’t a topic that is new to this blog, and rightly so. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try to balance those different aspects of your life, you can start to feel the effects of burnout setting in, and when this happens, what you choose to do next could make such a huge differenceContinue reading “What is Sensory Self-Care and How Can You Use it to Counter Burnout?”

ABC’s of Active Listening: What Are They And How Can We Use Them?

Have you ever been having a conversation with someone about something you considered important, and you could just tell that they weren’t paying attention/interested? I’m sure we’ve all experienced this at some point or another in our lives, and it can leave us feeling ignored, invalid and invisible. I for one have experienced this manyContinue reading “ABC’s of Active Listening: What Are They And How Can We Use Them?”

Express Yourself: Why it’s Important to Discuss Mental Health with Children

For those of you who aren’t aware, this week is Children’s Mental Health Week. To mark the occasion, I thought it would be the perfect time to explore the importance of discussing mental health with children and young adults, and spreading awareness for the type of help available to them in times of crisis. Children’sContinue reading “Express Yourself: Why it’s Important to Discuss Mental Health with Children”

The 3 A’s of Coping: How to Deal with Change and Grow From It.

“Know what’s weird? Day by day nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything is different.” – Bill Watterson You and I both know that change is a constant and inevitable thing in life. That being said, it doesn’t make it any less difficult at times. Whether it’s small day to day changes or moreContinue reading “The 3 A’s of Coping: How to Deal with Change and Grow From It.”

8 Ways to Stay Mentally Healthy During Lockdown and Self-Isolation

It’s strange to think that this time last year Covid-19, lockdown and self-isolation were words/phrases that didn’t overly exist in our vocabularies like they do today. It’s almost funny in a ‘if I don’t laugh I’ll cry’ kind of way. Regardless of your situation, you’ve most likely felt the impact of one or all ofContinue reading “8 Ways to Stay Mentally Healthy During Lockdown and Self-Isolation”

Are New Year’s Resolutions A Good Decision for Your Mental Health?

Happy New Year! We’ve made it through another year, one of the trickiest in a long time. At the end of each year, it’s always good to reflect and look back, but this is also an ideal time to look forward. One of the ways we most commonly do this is through New Year’s Resolutions.Continue reading “Are New Year’s Resolutions A Good Decision for Your Mental Health?”

Yearly Reflection: Mental Health and Looking Back

2020 was truly the year of the good, the bad, and the somehow worse. However, now that the year is coming to an end, it is always a good habit to take some time for reflection, both about the events of the year itself and your personal feelings towards what happened. In this post weContinue reading “Yearly Reflection: Mental Health and Looking Back”

7 Self-Care Ideas to Practice on Christmas Eve

It’s Christmas Eve. We’re one more sleep from so many people’s favourite day of the year. A day supposedly full of warmth, sharing and care. However, for many of us it can be so much more than that. It can be a chance to breathe and recover the energy spent over the busy month soContinue reading “7 Self-Care Ideas to Practice on Christmas Eve”

Birthday Blues: What are They and How to Prevent Them

Most of us have seen the classic birthday trope in TV & Film. You have everyone forget all day, and then as you walk into a dark room later in the day all of your friends and family jump out from the shadows and yell ‘Surprise!’. Unfortunately, it’s very rare that this image translates toContinue reading “Birthday Blues: What are They and How to Prevent Them”

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