Does Nutrition Impact Your Mental Health?

Have you ever heard the phrase ‘you are what you eat?’ Turns out, it’s much more than just a phrase used by tired parents to try and get their kids to eat vegetables. The things we eat are literally the fuel for our bodies, and different things will make our bodies behave in different ways. That includes your mind. That might surprise you, but good nutrition isn’t just about losing […]

What Does a Holistic Mental Health Education Plan Look Like?

As mentioned in my previous blog ‘Why Holistic Mental Health In Your Business?’ holistic really is just looking at the whole challenge and the whole solution. So, when developing mental health plans for businesses working in this way means that we cover a lot and that your employees will be well informed about many research-based therapies and all common mental health challenges. The plan I have put together consists of […]

Why Holistic Mental Health In Your Business?

When I created The Holistic Healthcare Group the word ‘Holistic’ was nowhere near as ‘in’ as it is now but there was no other way I could accurately express what we do, so I stuck with it. The word holistic did to have lots of negative connotations and still does to some extent, it makes people think ethereal, airy-fairy and not grounded but actually what it does and has always […]

Team Engagement in Mental health and Well-being Initiatives

Engagement is typically the biggest challenge for businesses when looking at mental health and well-being training and support. This is a huge focus for me and HHG as the last thing I want is to provide training, education and support that people don’t engage with or participate in! To make a difference to the people in your business and the business itself you need to first ensure engagement is established. […]

What is Stress?

Stress is our body’s response to pressure. When we encounter stress, our body produces stress hormones that trigger a fight or flight response which helps us respond quickly to dangerous situations. Stress is a feeling of being overwhelmed or unable to cope with the event, situation, emotion or life happening. Stress is our body’s response to pressure, different situations or life events can cause stress. It is often triggered when we […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Have you ever noticed that people tend to feel a bit more glum at this time of year? It’s getting colder, wetter and darker, and the general mood just seems to dip a bit before the boost of Christmas? Maybe you’ve even felt that way yourself, or are feeling it now. Did you know that feeling has a name? It’s called seasonal affective disorder, and it affects almost every person […]

Anger and Frustration

Let’s be honest, we’ve all felt anger at times. That boiling, roiling feeling inside that just seems to build and build, until eventually, it explodes out? Likewise, we’ve all felt the frustration of not being able to get something right, not being able to control something in our life, or of trying to teach someone something they seem just unable to grasp. They are some of the most relatable feelings […]

Mental Health Around The Holidays

Christmas is coming. And while for some the season brings festive cheer, laughter and happiness, for others it can be a real struggle. Christmas is a challenging time for a lot of people, for a lot of different reasons. They could have lost someone around this time of year. They could have a bad or strained relationship with their family, and seeing them all at Christmas causes a lot of […]