From the LLTTF Blog
World Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month (MMHA).
Perinatal mental health (PMH) is the emotional and psychological wellbeing of women during pregnancy and the first year after the birth of their baby. There are a range of mental health problems that may affect women during this period, such as depression, anxiety and other mental health problems such as postpartum psychosis. Perinatal mental health problems can have a significant and long-term impact on the woman, the child, and the wider family especially if left untreated. The woman may be supported by specialist teams during pregnancy or after the birth of their baby.
Some tips on staying happy
How often do you think about your emotional well-being? It’s worth assessing your emotional health regularly. Consider the particular demands or stresses you are facing and how they are affecting you. Give yourself permission to take a break from your worries and concerns. Recognise that dedicating even a short time every day to your mental fitness and happiness can reap significant benefits in terms of feeling rejuvenated and more confident.
April- Stress Awareness Month 2023
April is known as Stress Awareness Month and focusses on stress management and campaigning against the stigma associated with stress and mental health issues. It is important we talk about stress, and its effects and open up about our mental and emotional state with...
Sleep problems often start after an upsetting life event, or they can also be a result of your lifestyle. Many psychological problems contribute to upset sleep. These include anxiety, depression, anger, guilt, shame and stress.
Helping Young People with their Worry and Anxiety
Sometimes young people find these changes challenging and may experience anxiety, with lots of changes happening in their bodies, and around them at school and with friendship groups, or related to family issues. Many young people feel pressured to do well and over-perform than ever before creating worry that they may not be on par with their peers. Young people also face challenges surrounding social media, comparing themselves to others, bombarded with messages online, from people they know and people they don’t. For some it’s not an easy time, and they may benefit from a bit of help to navigate their way through these issues and help to gain the life skills they need to manage their anxiety and worry and find ways to feel happier when times are tough.
Understanding and overcoming worry
There’s nothing wrong with worrying. You’re just doing too much of it! This blog talks about how to tackle your worries and start feeling happier again.
Featured Worksheet – Understanding Your Feelings
The vicious cycle is a way of understanding why we feel as we do. The good news is it can also spin the other way and become a virtuous cycle. This can be used by supporters as a initial assessment – to help people see what is going on and how it is affecting them.
New Year, New Intentions!
There is the expectation to execute your New Year’s Resolutions from the 1st of January. If like many of us, you don’t mange this it can often leave you feeling like a failure. Evidence shows that most new year resolutions have been forgotten by mid-to late January. One reason for this is that people do have good intentions, however an intention is not necessarily a well-planned goal!
Rule of Assertiveness
Information Leaflets available from Living Life to the Full.Written by Dr Chris Williams. Being More Assertive The Rules of Assertion BACKGROUND Assertiveness is about being able to make sure your opinions and feelings are considered. You can be...
Problem Solving with Our Easy 4 Step Plan
Problems can feel like mountains – so large – where can you even start? In fact the best way to get over a mountain is to break it down into steps. The same applies to problems. So use the suggestions below to get started on your problem. Take a series of small, steady steps and you will get there.