What is a hobby? The online dictionary states that a hobby is: Hobby: “an activity or interest pursued for pleasure or relaxation and not as a main occupation: Her hobbies include stamp-collecting and woodcarving” This pleasure and relaxation is how Read more…
#MyFreedomDay Whilst this day is traditionally about raising awareness of modern slavery, I wanted to use this opportunity to draw your attention towards what freedom means for you, in the context of mental health. Freedom can be defined as “the power Read more…
Awareness for self injury is about educating people who do not self injure, and reaching out to people who do. By using Self Injury Awareness Day as a platform for breaking down the common stereotypes surrounding self injury, we aim to reduce the number of people who feel isolated and suffer in silence. (more…)
14th February 2017 is not just any day in the calendar, it's the ULTIMATE day of love. Or so they say... (more…)
This year, the theme of WHO'S 2017 World Health Day campaign is... (more…)
Sound familiar? I thought so. For people all around the world, the end of a year brings time for reflections and(many) resolutions. (more…)
When it comes to change, there is always this daunting feeling, but believe me there are certain things you can change with very little effort that make a huge impact. Here are our 8 tweaks. (more…)
Christmas can bring festive cheer and frivolities, but it can also bring stress and anxiety. For proof of this, look no further than those Black Friday videos that have been popping up on Facebook lately. (more…)
What are the symptoms of Winter Blues?
Seasonal Affective Disorder affects many people in the winter months. Typical symptoms include feelings of depression, lethargy, and a lack of motivation. We've put together an easy to follow list of things to do if you're feeling the winter blues. We have included information from the NHS website as well as the additional infographic below.
Self-care isn't about checking things off, it's about keeping check of things
As Christmas approaches you might hear something along the lines of “making a list, and checking it twice”. Now, fear not, I’m not about to wax lyrical about the virtues of being nice, or worse – naughty. Really it’s just an easy quip to bring me on to the topic of: lists. We're encouraged to write them. (more…)