Teachers have had a tough year to say the very least, they have been unsung heroes throughout this and as a parent myself I know that without good, passionate teachers leading and inspiring the next generations things would be difficult to manage! Most parents felt this when home schooling over the last year I am sure. The trouble is as a group of people they care, that’s why they do […]
The flight/fight response explained
When you desperately exclaim “I feel so scared” you’re not overreacting to a situation or imagining something that isn’t there. Scared is exactly how you feel. The physical symptoms such as headaches and other aches and pains, nausea and an upset stomach can be unbearable, but you are even more likely to feel the emotional symptoms…being unable to relax and feeling a sense of dread, feeling tense or nervous and wanting to run away from […]
Frankly, you’re not human if you haven’t experienced a lack of motivation at some point in your life! Every time you’ve sat on the sofa and thought ‘I need to do X’, but not been able to summon up the energy to go and do it? Or even the ability to care about if it gets done? That’s a lack of motivation. And we know that the pandemic hasn’t helped […]
Self-Talk and Imposter Syndrome
What we say to ourselves and the beliefs we hold about our own abilities are often far worse than any feedback we may have been given by someone else. Many of us find ourselves dwelling for far too long when we’ve made a mistake or been given less than helpful feedback. This may result in us holding ourselves back and not making the most of opportunities that come our way. […]
The Three Tiers of Mental Health Actions in Businesses
When looking at improving the mental health and well-being of the employees in your business (if you are unsure why this is important click HERE to see out previous blog which will explain) a strategic, organised and knowledgeable approach needs to be taken. It is not just a case of hiring a counsellor and organising some Yoga sessions….. oh, and the dreaded emails reminding people to ‘have a break’ or […]
Sleep Problems? Tips to Get More Zzzzs
As human beings, we need to sleep. The amount of sleep we need varies depending on our age and our general metabolism, but generally, the average adult needs between 7 and 9 hours of sleep a night. If you’re constantly feeling tired during the day, then you’re probably not getting enough sleep. But short of taking a sleeping pill, are there any other ways you can improve the quality and […]
Affirmations – How To?
Positive Affirmations are a great way to improve feelings of low moods, low confidence and anxiety. They have been shown to have strong effects within the reward system of the brain. An affirmation is a positive sentence which we repeat to ourselves to help make a specific emotional change that we want to make in our lives. For example, if we want to feel less anxious, then our affirmation may […]
Fear and Panic
Picture this. You’re walking through an unfamiliar forest. It’s dark, your torch is flickering, and you aren’t really sure of how to get home again. What do you feel? A fluttering in your stomach? A tightening around your chest? A sweat on your brow? Your mind racing with all sorts of worst-case scenarios? This is the feeling of fear and panic, and it’s our bodies natural response to a perceived […]
Creating Healthy Wellness Habits
If creating good wellness habits was easy we would all have them in place and be practising them daily, but this is not the case. And that isn’t because we ‘can’t’ or ‘aren’t capable’, it just isn’t as easy as we maybe think it is. Let’s take a look at why, and how you can start creating better habits today. The Habit Loop Most addictive and destructive habits have a […]
5 Reasons Why it’s time to work with a Branding and Web Designer.
In the early stages of my business, one of the most common questions I kept asking myself was.. “I think I need to rebrand my business, how do I know for sure?”. The fact that I was even contemplating a rebrand told me that it’s probably time. This is why I decided to do my research into branding and web designer and came across the wonderful Gemma and Adam from Infinity […]
Is Poor Employee Mental Health a Threat To Your Business?
Well, The World Health Organisation says that ‘Depression and anxiety have a significant economic impact; the estimated cost to the global economy is US$ 1 trillion per year in lost productivity.’ I think that really demonstrates that yes, mental health challenges can be a threat to your business, if you have people in your business it makes good business sense to ensure you are taking care of their well-being and […]
What Is a Multi-Modality Mental Health Company And Why It Is Important To Work This Way?
This means that we work with multiple therapy types and therapists that can offer a huge range of different services and knowledge. Not a ‘one size fits all’ approach. When I was in private practise after coming out of Uni I very quickly realised the need for options when it comes to therapies and mental health, with the best will and expertise in the world there is still never going […]
Low Moods and Depression
Clinical depression is perhaps one of the most misunderstood illnesses in our society today. It’s a term that is thrown around a lot in response to things like breakups, unexpected life changes or any number of minor tragedies we might experience in life. But in truth, these low moods, while serious, are not the same as suffering from depression. And it’s all the more difficult to deal with because many […]
Lets Stop Chasing Our Tails
When it comes to mental health we have been doing this for a long time now, about a decade! It really is time to take a step back, look at this in a practical and functional way and make some real changes before it is to late. After all, if we don’t make changes this will only continue to get worse year on year, we need to stop doing the […]
Are We Failing Generations of Children?
Yes, I believe we are. I am sure we are in many ways but what I am talking about here is the mental health of the children and young people in the UK. This might be highlighted as a result of COVID but this is actually something that has been getting worse and worse for over a decade and still there is resistance to change! I know this because we […]
Sleep Problems & Insomnia
As human beings, we need to sleep. The amount of sleep we need varies depending on our age and our general metabolism, but generally the average adult needs between 7 and 9 hours of sleep a night. If you’re constantly feeling tired during the day, then you’re probably not getting enough sleep. At their core, sleep problems and insomnia are conditions that change the way you sleep. If left untreated, […]
Why Outsource Your Mental Health and Well-being Support?
This might be a question you have asked yourself or your team, here are some reasons you might want to consider before deciding on how to manage employee mental health and well-being in your business. Time Do you or your team members really have the time to devote to a project of this size and importance? This is something that needs to be considered, like anything if this is not […]
Social Anxiety and Lockdown
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. Human beings are very social animals. We depend on interactions with other people, and thrive best when in a group. Which is just one of the reasons that the last year has been so difficult for all of us. Being isolated from our family and friends doesn’t come naturally, and over the long term it can actually cause a lot of […]
5 Top Tips To Help You Engage Your Employees In Mental Health And Well-Being Initiatives
Employee engagement, what a subject! Like all businesses, when offering something new to our clients we need to be able to navigate the area of engagement. Luckily, I know a little bit about human behaviour and business, so I have so far successfully managed great engagement with all the businesses we work with. These processes have taken some time to nail down and do differ slightly with different industry types, […]
Stress and Overwhelm
Do you often feel stressed or overwhelmed by daily life? Are you finding everyday decisions a struggle, and getting frustrated very easily? You may be struggling with stress or overwhelm. What is Stress & Overwhelm? While we might think that feeling stressed and feeling overwhelmed are the same thing, the truth is they are very different, and often occur together, one after the other. If we were to define it: […]