Loneliness in the time of Covid

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Since the start of the Covid Crisis, we have been asked to follow social distancing guidelines, to self-isolate, to stay at home and, for some, to shield completely. Whilst we need to be socially responsible and stick to current guidelines, this new normal has had a huge impact leaving many of us feeling lonely. Read More…

5 Things You Need to Know About Kindness

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This week marks Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s theme is kindness. Right now, the world needs kindness more than ever but did you know that random acts of kindness don’t just benefit the recipient?Doing good does us good. Here’s 5 reasons to be kind: Read More…

Creating a Healthy Environment Whilst Working From Home

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We have all had to make sweeping adjustments to our lives in such a short space of time and for many that includes working from home during lockdown.

Here are 5 tips to creating a healthy environment whilst working from home. Read More…

5 Ways to Look After Ourselves During Lockdown

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As lockdown continues for many of us across the globe, there are real concerns for the implications on our long term mental health.

Here are just 5 ways to help you look after yourself during lockdown. Read More…

Beating the Winter Blues

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It’s that time of year when some days it feels as if it barely gets light. It certainly feels like the rain has been lashing down for so long that it’s time to start building an ark. I’m no expert on Seasonal Affective Disorder, which some studies claim affects as much as 29% of us, but I do know that many of us lose that spring in our step as the nights draw in and the days turn grey.
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Why I'm Chalking About Mental Health
#LetsChalkAboutMentalHealth

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Since I have been involved in suicide prevention, I hear a lot of dreadful stories about suicide. You never get used to them. Each one heartbreakingly awful. Each one leaving total devastation for the friends and family left behind. Read More…

What Can We Do To Prevent Suicide?

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September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day, a day when organisations around the world get together to raise awareness about suicide prevention - but is suicide actually preventable? Read More…

Hanging on to that Post Holiday Glow

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I love the summer holidays: the kids being off school, the change (or total lack of) routine and pace and, for us lucky ones, the chance to take a break. Time spent away from the everyday stuff can give us much needed perspective on life and it’s often at these times when we realise that we need to make a few tweaks to our lives. Read More…

The Importance of Taking a Break

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, one of the mental health charities was challenging us to commit to taking a minimum of 20 minutes away from our desks and emails over lunchtime. “Grab lunch with colleagues, go for a walk outside, sign up for a lunchtime yoga or gym class. The world is your oyster! The only rule is to step away from your desk for at least 20 minutes and leave your work and emails behind” encourages their website. 20 minutes in a working day for lunch? How did that come to be seen as a luxury? Read More…

Mental Health in the Workplace - Moral Imperative or Good Business Sense?

I’m often invited to address the business community at various events on the subject of mental health. The business community is used to being addressed on the perennial subjects of how to make your business more efficient, how to improve your bottom line and the like. So for many, mental health is not an obvious topic in this context. Read More…