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The Importance of Human Interaction

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Now we are easing out of lockdown restrictions, many of us will be looking forward to seeing friends and family. We think it is important to remember why socialising is important for our own wellbeing. Spending quality time with friends or loved ones can just feel good for the soul. Ever left a gathering with friends and felt refreshed and jovial? Time spent with those that you trust and that… Read More »The Importance of Human Interaction

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The Importance of Sleep!

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Why is sleep important? If you’re like me, you love your sleep. There is no better feeling than climbing into a comfortable bed after a tiring day. What we don’t realise is that the importance of sleep quality can have a huge impact on your mental health. Living with a mental health problem can affect your sleep, and poor sleep can affect your mental health. Contact us if you need help… Read More »The Importance of Sleep!

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Rediscovering your Inner Child

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Rediscover your inner child to get in touch with your playful side, have some fun and take care of your mental health. 1. You can learn to have fun again for the sake of having fun.Not to gain skills or to gain new hobbies, just enjoying yourself because you are enjoying yourself! 2. Helps you to live more in the moment.Children are by nature more carefree. They tend to live in the present… Read More »Rediscovering your Inner Child

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How to manage difficult conversations

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How to manage difficult conversations can be a very complex topic. Difficult conversations are a certainty in life, just as certain as the sun rising and setting each day – unless you live in the North West where it doesn’t seem to do either. The fact is many of us do not feel comfortable engaging in difficult conversations, whether it be with a family member, employee, colleague or friend, even though these conversations… Read More »How to manage difficult conversations

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How does food affect your mood?

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Knowing how food affects your mood can be really confusing, especially when it feels like the advice changes regularly. However, evidence suggests that as well as affecting our physical health, what we eat may also affect the way we feel.Improving your diet may help to: – Improve your mood – Give you more energy – Help you think more clearly. Eating regularly If your blood sugar drops you might feel tired, irritable… Read More »How does food affect your mood?

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Self Care when Working From Home

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It is important to practice self care when working from home. Many of us are working from home and working harder than we were pre-pandemic, when we may have been in the office.  A high percentage of staff often feel like they have to work harder at home due to “home-working guilt“. You may feel like you owe your employer more of your time due to colleagues being off to sickness/furlough and because… Read More »Self Care when Working From Home

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Grounding Yourself During Coronavirus

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Shortness of breath can be a sign of coronavirus, but also panic attacks. The shortness of breath associated with coronavirus can be an incredibly scary experience, and can lead you to feel panicked. The feeling of panic can trigger the fight or flight response, which in itself can induce breathlessness. It is imperative therefore to adopt grounding techniques when struggling with coronavirus in order to slow your mind, take control… Read More »Grounding Yourself During Coronavirus

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Getting to Know Yourself in Isolation

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Coronavirus has had an unquestionable impact on all of our lives. Aside from the health anxieties coronavirus has triggered, one of the biggest challenges faced by humans as a collective, has been going into lockdown. For the time being our movements, our ability to see friends and loved ones, and even where we work, is all restricted. Gone is the rush of the work commute and the school run. Gone… Read More »Getting to Know Yourself in Isolation

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Coronavirus and Mental Health: Stay Safe

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It is unlikely to be news to anyone that Coronavirus is leading to a global state of panic. Many areas in China and Italy are being quarantined, and “coronavirus masks” are selling out in their droves, often for far more than their recommended retail value. Whilst this is a cause of concern for many, Coronavirus is having a stark impact on the wellbeing on those with mental health conditions. OCD… Read More »Coronavirus and Mental Health: Stay Safe

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How to Build Self-Esteem

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A great way to build self-esteem is to do something for someone else. Give the gift of your skills! Whether this be via volunteering, or lending a hand to a neighbour or friend, helping others can be incredibly worthwhile. This can also highlight to yourself that you have skills and qualities that are of value. Feeling appreciated can also be very rewarding, and again improve your self-esteem and sense of… Read More »How to Build Self-Esteem