Resources

We are delighted to have worked with Daniel Barnett, Barrister at Outer Temple Chambers and LBC Presenter, to collaboratively write his new small book on Spotting Malingering. It focuses on helping employers to identify malingering in their staff, and provides expert guidance on what to do about it.

“You made the book 1,000 x better.” – Daniel Barnett

Spotting Malingering

New Small Book by Daniel Barnett, written in collaboration with Dr Kerry Davison, our Clinical Director

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Mental Health Awareness for Children and Young People

My Voice Matters: Children’s Mental Health Week 2024

Children’s Mental Health Week is a special time when we celebrate the uniqueness of every child and raise awareness of children’s mental health. The theme of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is ‘My Voice Matters’, running from 5th – 11th February 2024. The theme ‘My Voice Matters’ empowers children

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Mental Health Awareness for Adults

Grief and Loss – Supporting Yourself and Others

We all experience grief and loss in our lives. We mostly consider this in terms of the loss of a loved one, however other forms of loss such as losing a job, moving school/home/area and divorce can also be difficult experiences that might cause us to go through a grieving

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Mental Health Awareness for Adults

Tips to achieve and maintain a good work life balance

Work Life Balance, three simple words we hear often but how much notice do we really take? For many this may seem an impossible dream, something we’d like to aspire to, but not a reality we can maintain. Demands on our time can be endless. Work, family, keeping up with

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Anxiety and Stress in Children and Young People

Youth Mental Health Day 2023 – #BeBrave

What does it mean to be brave? The theme of this year’s Youth Mental Health Day is #BeBrave. Bravery can be different for different people, and what it means to one probably isn’t the same as what it means to another. It could be brave for one person to go

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Mental Health Awareness for Adults

Relaxing Visualisation Exercise – Woodland

Visualisation exercises can be a really effective way to relax our bodies and minds by picturing a peaceful and calming scene. In this audio, Karen Allin, Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, guides you through imagining a soothing walk through a woodland to help create a calming state.

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Mental Health Awareness for Adults

Relaxing Visualisation Exercise – The Beach

Visualisation exercises can be a really effective way to relax our bodies and minds by picturing a peaceful and calming scene. In this audio, Karen Allin, Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, guides you through imagining a relaxing trip to the beach to help create a calm state.

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Mental Health Awareness for Adults

Starting Therapy at Psychology Associates – FAQs

Making the decision to begin therapy for the first time can take a lot of thought and time, and can result in you having questions about what it involves and what it might be like. Below are the answers to some common questions that you may have. How does therapy

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Mental Health Awareness for Adults

Sensory ‘Glimmers’

A ‘glimmer’ is the exact opposite of a trigger for our nervous system and are small moments that help bring you back to feelings of joy, safety and connection. Take a look at our Occupational Therapy Team’s examples of ‘glimmers’ from a sensory perspective, which you may find helpful to

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Mental Health Awareness for Adults

Avoiding and Managing Burnout

Many people like an element of challenge in their life as challenge can be interesting and exciting for us to overcome and a little stress can be a positive force to give us energy, to motivate and improve our performance. However, stress is like an electric current, and if the

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Mental Health Awareness for Adults

Reflective Practice Sessions at Psychology Associates

Reflecting on things which have happened is the gateway to understanding these events. Working within the health and social care fields (or any job where we are working directly with people), it is important that we consider and reflect on how we are executing that care or support. When we

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Mental Health Awareness for Children and Young People

Managing Exam Stress and Anxiety

Stress is a feeling of being overwhelmed and under a lot of pressure, which everybody experiences in their lives. You may get feelings like everything is getting too much and that you cannot cope. It can be in response to pressure you have put upon yourself, or to your environment.

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Anxiety and Stress in Children and Young People

Tips for Tackling Anxiety for Young People

Anxiety is a normal feeling and can affect us all from time to time, but it can become a problem when it makes you feel very stuck, overwhelmed or worried for a long period of time. Click here to read our top tips for tackling anxiety for young people.

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Anxiety and Stress in Adults

Maintaining our Wellbeing in Winter

For many people, winter, and especially over the festive period, can be a testing time of year. We have fewer opportunities for natural light as the days become increasingly shorter and the nights draw in. Temperatures typically drop and it can often feel like the rain is relentless. Many of

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Mental Health Awareness for Children and Young People

A Sensory Friendly Christmas

While the festive period is a very exciting time of year for many it is also a whirlwind of lights, smells, singing and important changes to routine with plays at school, late night trips and family and friends visiting. These things can become overwhelming for many children and adults, especially

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Mental Health Awareness for Children and Young People

Tips for supporting children who have experienced bullying

Although there is no legal definition on what constitutes as bullying, the anti-bullying charity Ditch defines it as “an imbalance of power which is used to either defame, harass, intimidate or upset another person.” A recent Ofcom report (2022) indicated that 39% of 8–17-year-olds reported some form of bullying either

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Mental Health Awareness for Children and Young People

Supporting children who have experienced grief and loss

Losing someone close is always a difficult experience at any age but experiencing grief as a child can be particularly complicated.  So many difficult emotions can arise and it can feel very overwhelming and hard to navigate. What kind of reactions might we see in children who have experienced grief

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Anxiety and Stress in Children and Young People

Supporting the Transition from Primary to Secondary School

Moving from primary to secondary school can be a really exciting time full of positive change, but it can also be a time where young people feel overwhelmed and anxious. This transition period involves many changes:  the physical environment, new rules and expectations, change of peer group, change of teachers,

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Adoption and Fostering

Tips for supporting children who are experiencing school non-attendance

When a child experiences difficulties in attending school, the impacts can be far-reaching for both the child and their family. Various terminology is used to describe school non-attendance (SNA), such as ‘Emotionally based school non-attendance’ and ‘emotionally-based school avoidance’ (EBSA). Often researchers and educators distinguish between truancy and EBSA; however,

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Mental Health Awareness for Children and Young People

Building Resilience in Children

Overcoming challenges and setbacks can be difficult for children and young people (as well as adults), however it can really help to boost their resilience and to help them bounce back from struggles they encounter. We share out tips on supporting children to develop the emotional skill of resilience in

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Mental Health Awareness for Children and Young People

Growing Together Blog – Children’s Mental Health Week 2022

The theme of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is ‘Growing Together’, which encourages children (and adults) to reflect on their emotional growth and how they can support others to grow too. We share our thoughts on this important topic here in our Growing Together Blog. Growing Emotionally We are

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Anxiety and Stress in Adults

Heart Rate Variability (HRV)

Heart rate variability is closely linked to your heart rate, in particular how long it takes your heart to return to a steady rate after exercise or experiencing a fright. Anxiety and stress can reduce our heart rate variability. Our Information Sheet explores further what is meant by Heart Rate

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Mental Health Awareness for Adults

Building Resilience

Resilience refers to our ability to withstand, recover and adjust after something difficult or traumatic has happened to us. Being resilient is not about just ‘getting on with it’ and staying positive all the time. It comes from being in touch with life’s challenges. Resilience can be seen as a

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Anxiety and Stress in Adults

Stress Management Guide

We all experience stress at times throughout our lives, however too much stress can have a major impact on our lives. Take a look at our Stress Management Guide to learn more about what stress is, the symptoms you may experience and stress management techniques to build your resilience and

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Domestic Abuse

Introduction to the Operation Encompass Helpline

This video is an introduction to the Operation Encompass Teachers’ Helpline, supported by Psychology Associates. The helpline provides advice and guidance to school staff working with and supporting vulnerable children and their families who have been impacted by domestic violence.

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Mental Health Awareness for Adults

Work Life Balance Tips

Maintaining a healthy work life balance can be difficult, but it is essential for supporting our overall well-being and reducing the risk of stress and burnout in the workplace. Our Work Life Balance Tips resource contains our advice on sustaining this important balance, including when working from home.

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Mental Health Awareness for Children and Young People

Mental Health Awareness for Children

Children’s emotional well-being is of equal importance to their physical health, and having an understanding of what mental health is and how to look after it is vital. Our resource aims to break this down for children to help them learn to support their mental health as early as possible

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Mental Health Awareness for Children and Young People

Understanding Mental Health – for Young People

Young people’s emotional well-being is of equal importance to their physical health, and being able to understand their mental health is vital. Our Understanding Mental Health for Young People resource explains what is meant by mental health and how to recognise mental health difficulties, as well as providing guidance on

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Anxiety and Stress in Adults

Self Care Guide

Self-care is the deliberate practice of any activity that we do in order to support our mental, physical and emotional health. It is so vital for maintaining a positive relationship with ourselves and our well-being, as well as helping us to be better equipped to manage the stressors of daily

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Domestic Abuse

Operation Encompass Book Reviews

Books are an effective way in which to engage children in important concepts that may be challenging and difficult to discuss. Domestic Abuse can be viewed as one such subject. In partnership with Operation Encompass, our team have written a range of reviews on books which can be used to

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Anxiety and Stress in Adults

The Benefits of Meditation for our Mental Health

Our Meditation and our Mental Health resource explores the many benefits that practicing meditation can bring for our mental health and overall wellbeing. It also explores suggestions for how to incorporate meditation in to your daily routine as a mindfulness and self-care activity.

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Anxiety and Stress in Adults

Nature and our Mental Health

Evidence strongly suggests that being connected to nature helps us to flourish by improving our mental and physical health. We explore the psychological and physical wellbeing benefits of nature on our Nature and our Mental Health Resource, and also outlines suggestions for how you can connect with nature to better

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Anxiety and Stress in Adults

Sleep and our Mental Health

There is a very close connection between sleep and mental health; poor mental health can cause sleep difficulties, and poor sleep can have a negative effect on our mental health. Our resource explores this relationship further and covers key guidance on improving sleep quality. For further advice and resources to

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Anxiety and Stress in Adults

Visualisation and Goal Setting

Visualisation exercises and goal setting can be very effective strategies to boost your wellbeing, both by helping you to regulate your emotions, as well as promoting feelings of security, positivity, and achievement. Our Visualisation and Goal Setting resource explores the positive impact visualisation can have for supporting our mental health,

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Mental Health Awareness for Adults

The Benefits of Exercise for our Mental Health

Physical and mental health are interconnected and equally important. To learn more about how exercising can help to protect and support your mental health and wellbeing, please read our The Benefits of Exercise for our Mental Health resource. 

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Anxiety and Stress in Adults

How to Get Rid of ANTS (Automatic Negative Thoughts)

Sometimes, the way we think can keep us trapped in a viscous loop. Download our get Rid of You’re A.N.T.S resource to read our expert guidance on identifying your automatic negative thoughts, Recognising your Triggers and challenging your ANTS.

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Mental Health Awareness for Children and Young People

Managing Low Confidence – For Children

Our managing low confidence resource aims to help children and young people understand what is meant by confidence and the impact that having low confidence can have. It also features helpful tools that young people can use to boost their self-confidence.

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Mental Health Awareness for Adults

Mental Health Awareness

Protecting and supporting our mental health is just as important as looking after our physical health. This resource is a guide to improving your mental wellbeing by identifying and tackling triggers for stress and anxiety and by implementing positive and effective strategies for prioritising your mental health. 

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Anxiety and Stress in Adults

Daily D.O.S.E of Happiness

Did you know that your brain releases happiness chemicals that help to make you feel good? In our Daily Dose of Happiness resource, we explore the role of each of the four happiness chemicals, how deficiency can impact your wellbeing, and how to utilise practical strategies to naturally increase happy

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Anxiety and Stress in Adults

Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace

Our mental health in the workplace resource outlines our expert advice for recognising and supporting colleagues with mental health difficulties in order to help promote a more positive and productive working environment.

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Mental Health Awareness for Children and Young People

Self-Esteem Building for Teenagers

Self-esteem is the opinion we have of ourselves, and having good self-esteem can help you to feel more positive and will boost your overall wellbeing. This resource offers practical suggestions for teenagers to improve their self-esteem.  

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Anxiety and Stress in Adults

Anticipatory Anxiety

Anticipatory anxiety refers to the worry and fear that you may feel for an extended period about a future situation or event. Our information sheet highlights how to recognise anticipatory anxiety and provides practical strategies to help tackle it.

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