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”

Cinema Therapy: Bipolar, Depression and Silver Lining’s Playbook (2012)

Representation of mental health in popular cinema has always been a contentious area of discussion, and for fairly good reason given the limited references we have coming from the likes of Hollywood. That being said, mental health is such a difficult area to positively represent. Most conditions are different for each person who experiences themContinue reading “Cinema Therapy: Bipolar, Depression and Silver Lining’s Playbook (2012)”

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?”

March Anxiety: Alcoholism and Mental Health

Whilst deciding what issue I would like to focus on for this monthly anxiety article for March, I found myself debating a few different ideas. World Bi-Polar Day, Self-Injury Awareness Day and University Mental Health Day all provided such interesting angles to take, so it would prove difficult to narrow down the topic. In theContinue reading “March Anxiety: Alcoholism and Mental Health”

What is boredom and how can we go about alleviating it? Back to Basics

Boredom is a feeling that most of us are all too familiar with, and is something that is experienced by everyone in life at one point or another. What makes dealing with boredom so tricky is that it is unique to each person and can creep up at the most unexpected moment. It could beContinue reading “What is boredom and how can we go about alleviating it? Back to Basics”

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?”

Cinema Therapy: Family, Loss and Disney’s Lilo and Stitch (2003)

For this Cinematherapy article, I knew I wanted to focus on an animated family film in honour of Children’s Mental Health Week earlier this month, but felt myself feeling pretty stumped over which movie(s) to start with. In the end, I decided to go with the Walt Disney Animation Studio film: Lilo and Stitch (2002).Continue reading “Cinema Therapy: Family, Loss and Disney’s Lilo and Stitch (2003)”

February Anxiety: Valentine’s Day and Mental Health

It’s Valentine Day tomorrow. The time of the year when we are encouraged to share and celebrate our love, compassion and togetherness. However, it can also be a holiday that creates many feelings of isolation and loneliness, which can be difficult to cope with, even more so this year. In this post we will addressContinue reading “February Anxiety: Valentine’s Day and Mental Health”

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”

What is Confidentiality and Why is it Something You Should Learn to Practice?

Be it in a medical setting or everyday conversation, confidentiality is something we each expect to a certain extent. However, not many people actually give any thought as to what confidentiality means to them, and why it is valuable. In this post we will discuss why confidentiality is important, how to practice it healthily andContinue reading “What is Confidentiality and Why is it Something You Should Learn to Practice?”

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