Category Archives: Coronavirus and mental health

Spotlight on Mental Health

International research is now telling us a lot more about the impact of Covid 19 on our mental health, and the picture is not good. What does the research tell us about those who are less stressed, depressed or anxious? There’s … Continue reading

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Make, Bake and Create

by Carolyn Barber “Why should we all use our creative power…? Because there is nothing that makes people so generous, joyful,lively, bold and compassionate, so indifferent to fighting and and accumulation of objects and money”Brenda Ueland

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Laughter is the Best Medicine

“What Soap is to the Body, Laughter is to the Soul”Yiddish Proverb Children laugh spontaneously and naturally – it’s not something they have to learn. Apparently children laugh 200-400 times a day, while adults laugh as average of 15 times. … Continue reading

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‘Lest We Forget’

This week, the Good Mental Health Coop hosted it’s first virtual open dialogue event, called a Mental Wealth Trialogue. A couple of the participants spoke about how the impact of Covid 19 on our mental health generally was now being … Continue reading

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The Psychological Bandage

The Covid 19 pandemic is affecting many of us in unexpected ways. In the responses to the survey we circulated during May, a number of people expressed concern about neighbours, friends or family members who have been distressed for various reasons. … Continue reading

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Find Space to Breathe

It was a striking feature of the survey we conducted during May, that many people focused on ‘acceptance’ and ways to stay in the present moment, to help manage the rollercoaster of emotions, anxieties and overwhelming stress they were experiencing … Continue reading

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Coming Up Soon! Summer Online – Mental Wealth Academy

This week we’re opening up bookings for our Summer Online programme of workshops, discussion events and courses. These are to help support anyone concerned about maintaining good mental health, emotional resilience and wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic. Click here to find out … Continue reading

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“It’s OK to feel Rubbish During Global Pandemic”

With our survey during May, we started a Wider Conversation around mental health and wellbeing. Last week I shared some of the responses to our survey about people’s experiences of emotional distress, in their own words. This week I’d like to share some of … Continue reading

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Listening to the Wider Conversation on Mental Health

As restrictions begin to ease, we’re all dealing with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic over the past 3 months and speculating about what the future will look like. International research tells us that we’re likely to see an escalation of … Continue reading

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The Power of Pets

by Sandy Walker Just a couple of weeks ago I got a dog, a little Chihuahua crossed with something, maybe Jack Russell. It’s been years since I had a dog, a decade or more and already I am remembering the … Continue reading

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