Tag Archives: mental health

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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Being Kind to Ourselves

by Maria Ganderton As this is Mental Health Awareness week thought I would share a little story of my own and my purpose behind it. I believe the theme this year is being kind and it was being just that. … Continue reading

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Building a Mentally Healthy Community with Kindness

Kindness originates from the old English word ‘cynd’ – which means community. Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme chosen because of the pandemic experience we’re all going through is Kindness. Kindness is about our common humanity, and … Continue reading

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Anxiety: Friend or Foe during Covid 19?

by Carolyn Barber In 2015 some French researchers looked at how an anxious person may be better prepared to deal with a crisis than their more laid back counterparts. “Anxious people process threats using regions of the brain responsible for action. Meanwhile, ‘low … Continue reading

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In Search of Meaning …

This is a quote from a psychiatrist called Viktor Frankl who wrote a book called Man’s Search for Meaning. He makes the case that those who deal best with the most challenging and difficult life circumstances are those who can … Continue reading

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And Breathe …

Daily breathing exercises has to be the number one priority for psychological resilience!If you can practice breathing for just 5 minutes twice a day, morning and evening, this will reduce stress and anxiety, and help increase energy. Not immediately, but … Continue reading

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The mental health challenges of a pandemic!

by Carolyn Barber If you said that you planned to run a marathon, you might expect to put in place regular fitness training and running practice. You would try to eat more healthily, stop smoking and drinking alcohol, all to prepare yourself physically for … Continue reading

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Update from the Good Mental Health Coop

Owing to the coronavirus public health emergency, we have suspended all project activities being delivered and planned by the Good Mental Health Coop. We are very much aware that community based support groups and activities are a very real lifeline for … Continue reading

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Introducing the Mental Wealth Academy

The Mental Wealth Academy supports people to access community based activities and workshops which help with inclusion, recovery and good mental health. The support is intended for people who have experienced serious life challenges, are socially isolated, anxious or lacking … Continue reading

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