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
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
New Small Book by Daniel Barnett, written in collaboration with Dr Kerry Davison, our Clinical Director
Category: Anxiety and Stress in Adults
Top tips I would give my younger self to support positive mental health, from a Clinical Psychologist
Like many of us, I found growing up really hard going, a rollercoaster of emotions, trying to navigate relationships, not least my relationship with myself. After what seemed like years in the wilderness, I became fascinated in understanding ‘what makes us tick’ as human beings, and the core ingredients to
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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,
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.
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
Taking a few moments each day to practice mindful breathing is proven to help relax your body, calm your mind, and support your wellbeing. These exercises are also useful methods of self-regulation, which is the way we manage our behaviours, emotions and our thoughts – particularly those emotions that can
Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present in the moment and paying attention to your thoughts and feelings, and to your environment. We explore the many significant benefits of mindfulness for our mental health and wellbeing, and share practical ideas for incorporating mindfulness techniques in your daily routine.
Gratitude is essentially a positive emotion, and involves taking the time to notice what is good in our lives and to notice all the little things we so often take for granted. It can help to transform the lens through which we see the world and our lives, shifting our
Burnout is the feeling of emotional, mental and physical exhaustion, and can be caused by prolonged experiences of relentless stress without adequate and healthy coping strategies or helpful support. Our Recovering from and Preventing Burnout Resource outlines the key symptoms and impacts of burnout, as well as sharing our guidance