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”

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?”

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”

Therapy: Back to Basics

What is therapy? What different types are there? How can it help? For those of us suffering from a mental illness such as anxiety or depression, there seem to be a handful of recommendations in order to go about coping with or recovering from these issues. One particular method that has been of great useContinue reading “Therapy: Back to Basics”

January Anxiety: Mental Health and Financial Stress

Money can be a huge source of stress for many of us, especially in January. After a month full of overindulgence and over-spending, this stress is even more likely to fester and have a real impact on our mental health at the start of the year. This is amplified even further by the overall feelingContinue reading “January Anxiety: Mental Health and Financial Stress”

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?”

Mental Health and Stress During Covid-19: Coping in a global pandemic

Looking back to the start of 2020 and the new decade, I imagine close to none of us could have predicted the way this year has gone. Global lockdowns, tens of thousands of deaths and many changes for everybody’s day to day routines. Covid-19 has not been an easy adjustment for anyone. With all ofContinue reading “Mental Health and Stress During Covid-19: Coping in a global pandemic”

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