Tackling loneliness

The theme for this year’s Mental health awareness week is ‘Loneliness’. Loneliness affects millions of people every year, has a major impact on mental health and has become a societal problem. Human beings are social creatures and it’s important that we nurture our...

Resilience

Resilience involves the ability to bounce back after facing adversity and challenges. It is about how you adapt to changing circumstances. Resilience requires grit, perseverance and determination. It is not about being tough, ignoring the effects of dealing with...

Good sleep hygiene

Sleep is the most important way that the mind and body can reset. Sleep deprivation is linked to obesity, depression, dementia, heart disease, increased blood pressure, diabetes, a weakened immune system and much more. Top tips * Keep regular sleeping hours. This...

7-11 breathing

This simple breathing exercise has been shown to reduce symptoms of stress and improve the ability to think clearly. Breathe in for a count of 7Breathe out for a count of 11Find a pace that works for you – you might have to count quickly at first!  The point is to...