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Men’s Health Awareness Month

Men’s Health Awareness Month

November is Men’s Health awareness Month, with International Men’s Day falling on November 19th. The month and the day was created to highlight and bring awareness to a number of issues around men’s health.

Stress Awareness Week

Stress Awareness Week

International Stress Awareness Week is a major annual event focusing on stress management and campaigning against the stigma associated with stress and mental health issues. Recent years have been most challenging times for everyone, with overcoming the pandemic,...

Worrying – and how to manage it when it gets too much

Worrying – and how to manage it when it gets too much

We all worry from time to time – it’s normal. However, worry can become a problem if it gets in the way of you leading the life you want to lead. There are many things that potentially we can worry about. Read our blog to find out tips about handing your worry and feeling better.

Dealing with Negative Thinking

Dealing with Negative Thinking

BACKGROUND Bad thoughts are the kind of thoughts that actually CAUSE bad feelings. They also often cause you to starting acting in unhelpful ways that makes how you feel even worse. Bad thoughts are really common and affect everyone- but at times when we feel under...

Shyness ‘Socially Anxious’

Shyness ‘Socially Anxious’

Shyness is described as a feeling of anxiety or apprehension when around other people. Someone who is shy typically judges themselves negatively and may feel judged or fear rejection when around others. This may focus on how they look, our abilities or performance, or how we look so they feel different from and inferior to others. Read our blog about shyness and social anxiety here…

Living Life to the Full for Older Adults

Living Life to the Full for Older Adults

For some people as they get older in years, staying happy and ‘Living Life to the Full’ may seem be harder. Perhaps because it may mean living in care homes or living at home on their own. For some this can be a lonely time, they may experience depression, low levels of satisfaction and overall sense of wellbeing. As we get older, we may feel a sense of loss of identity, when we can no longer do the things we used to, this may be due to illness, disability, physical weakness or being isolated socially as we may have lost a partner and perhaps don’t have the same social circle, hobbies and interests as before.

Coping with Loneliness

Coping with Loneliness

I Feel Lonely- What Can I Do? Many people struggle with loneliness- the longer we feel lonely, the more we are at risk of mental health problems. Some people are more vulnerable and at higher risk of feeling lonely than others. In this blog we discuss the potential...

Managing Anger and Irritability

Managing Anger and Irritability

Did a family member or a neighbour make too much noise? Was it a teacher or parent that pushed your buttons? Whatever your reason, and however much you felt like lashing out at the time, the truth is, getting angry gets you nowhere. Except into trouble, into hospital, out of relationships and out of a job. Lose your temper all the time and you’ll probably lose everything, eventually. Everyone gets irritable sometimes, but if you find yourself flying off the handle too often, here’s a system that really works. It’s all about understanding your anger triggers that change what you do in tense situations.

Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month, the aim is to raise awareness of the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic.  The last two years have been most challenging times for everyone and people are struggling and seeking support.  This year the theme is ‘Community.’

In this blog we discuss what stress is and how to try and manage our stress.   

National Random Acts of Kindness Day

National Random Acts of Kindness Day

Random Acts of Kindness Day and it’s easy to get involved. Simply look for opportunities to share kindness, care and compassion for others- and yourself. No act of kindness is too small and can be informal and simple, sharing a smile even with a mask, open a door for someone, greet a person in public or share an act of kindness in your own home.

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