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
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: Mental Health Awareness for Adults
The aim of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to celebrate the efforts being made in support of mental health. The Day provides an opportunity for everyone who is interested in mental health issues to talk about their experiences, and
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
What is self-care? The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines self-care as a way to promote, prevent and maintain good health for individuals and communities without outside help. The same term is often used by individuals and professionals to consider a holistic approach to our mental, emotional, physical, social and spiritual
This year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is loneliness with the aim to encourage us to consider the impacts of loneliness on mental health and how we might all play a part in reducing loneliness in our communities. What does it mean to be lonely? Loneliness is a human
If you know someone who is experiencing mental health difficulties it can be difficult to know what to do, but there are a number of things you can do to support them. One of the most important ways to help is to talk to them in order to find out
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
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.
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.
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.
Our Wellness Checklist provides an effective and adaptable framework to help you to prioritise and support your mental health and wellbeing in your busy daily life. You can use this checklist to help create and maintain simple but powerful healthy habits in your day to day routine.