Emotional Health

What Makes People Happy? Education Policymakers Must Prioritise Emotional Health

Nick Haisman-Smith | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Politics
Nick Haisman-Smith

What is it that makes you happy? For many people, life satisfaction will be influenced by many different factors, including their family and education. For those working in the education world, the aim of achieving happiness for pupils once they leave school and become adults may be a motivating factor, but rarely something they can focus on day-to-day...

Grieving The Loss Of Self

Rachel Lamb | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Lamb

How do you grieve for something that's not a physical being? You haven't lost a relative or friend, or your dog that you've had in the family since you were small. You don't get the usual 'I'm sorry for your loss', because have you actually lost anything? For anyone who's been through or going through this then of course the answer is yes.

Break Up Protocol: The Basics Of Breaking Up Well

Carrie Lloyd | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Lloyd

'Carrie. You've gone through some break-ups...' My boss is running the panel this afternoon, and decides to share such a thought in front of 700 peop...

How To Increase Your Self-Awareness

Sian Morgan-Crossley | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Morgan-Crossley

Whether you want to improve a certain area of your life or you just want to improve the overall quality and depth of your experiences, self-awareness ...

Why Play Therapy Isn't Always Fun

Amanda Seyderhelm | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Parents
Amanda Seyderhelm

When a child enters the Play Therapy room for the first time, they can choose to play with any of the toys: puppets, sand tray, musical instruments, dressing up clothes, paints, crayons, clay. In non-directive play, the therapist respects the child's choice, and plays along with them, to build up rapport, trust, and attachment.

The Price Of A Happy Child

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Parents
Jacqueline Koay

She is our much-loved youngest child and her passion is football. So we took the momentous decision to move countries for her. Her father gave up his well-paid job, and we moved into a simple, sunny house near the beach in Phuket.

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Kamontip Evans | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

The new academic year will soon be upon us. Some parents will see their child head off for university. You may look at this as freedom-at-last: your child will be leaving home, allowing you to do what you have longed to do all these years. Some of you will fear the empty nest syndrome. And for others, possibly most, a mixture of both.

We Could Be Heroes?

Pam Jarvis | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK
Pam Jarvis

It is becoming increasingly necessary for technologically advanced societies to become more consciously aware of the ways in which they introduce their children to the essential, complex human mediation of narrative, and how this might be more effectively managed to nurture healthy psychological and social development.

The Critic Within

Kamontip Evans | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

From the moment we wake up until the moment we go to bed, there are so many things we can get annoyed with: traffic noise, your partner leaving a news...

Creating a Culture of Caring: Primary Schools Have a Key Role to Play in Supporting our Children's Emotional Health

Lauren Carter-Davies | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK
Lauren Carter-Davies

Whilst discrete programmes to prevent emotional difficulties or support social and emotional learning may be successful in some schools, no single programme is going to be the magic wand for all children in all schools. Rather what is needed now is a new coordinated approach which combines different areas of activities and integrates all policies, staff and external professionals.

Training NHS Staff in Suicide Prevention Will Help Save Lives

Ruth Sutherland | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK
Ruth Sutherland

Suicide is everybody's business. That's why Samaritans is calling for more training for frontline NHS staff to help them to spot vulnerable people before they reach a crisis that might lead to them taking their own lives.

How Joining 'Team Earth' Can Help End the Politics of Gender Difference

Natasha Stromberg | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Stromberg

How often have you heard the phrase 'Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus', to casually explain differences between men and women based on our gender? Pretty often I bet, as these words stormed into the English language back in 1992 when Dr. John Gray published his phenomenally successful book.

Those Visitors!

Kamontip Evans | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Be mindful of those who come knocking on the doors of your senses: eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind. When you see something that you like, for instance, or something you dislike, you have already let a 'feeling visitor' through the door.

Male Suicide Is a Tragedy - But Don't Patronise Me About It

Dale Lately | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK
Dale Lately

As someone who's had a lifelong battle with depression, I know full well what a serious issue suicide is for either gender. But I'm not sure if crowdsourcing a set of "bloke jokes" and pasting them up around the streets is the answer.

The Pond and the Mind: A Parallel Universe

Kamontip Evans | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

When you watch the mind, you will find there is a beginning, middle and an end to each troublesome thought or emotion. Sometimes before you even get to the end of it, the mind will jump onto something else.

Is Everyone an Artist?

Elena Barbiero | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Barbiero

The mere act of creating, designing and putting something on paper is incredibly complex. You touch emotions, you practice fine motor skills, planning, imagination. Some amatuer artists produce incredibly accomplished pieces, but that's not the point really. Scribbles can and do have the same dignity and importance.

How to Love Your Dopey Brain: Navigating Your Self on Sex

Bridget Tate | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bridget Tate

I am a traveler. I enjoy navigating foreign terrain. And I am typically a serial monogamous, years of long-term relationship after long-term relationship with desert in between. Due to this, the rules of this type of playground are very foreign to me.

Does This Picture Make You Shiver? If So, You Might Suffer From This...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There's nothing worse than watching someone plunge into an ice-cold pool. They resurface, shivering, and - despite being pretty cosy yourself - you be...

Living With Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia) My Daily Struggles

Olga Levancuka | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

Today I am feeling extra brave. More surprised than impressed with my own bravery, I decide to leave the queue and explore the rest of the food stalls. 'Fish and Chips' was the first one on the corner and on my way home.

30 Fascinating Facts About Fashion Psychology

Karen Pine | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

What you wear affects you psychologically. It can profoundly alter your mood. It also influences how others respond to you. And the visual illusion created by cut and fabric dramatically changes the appearance of your body. Your clothes can affect your job prospects, your love life and even your self-image.

Why My Trauma Is Relevant

Emma Letessier | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Letessier

During the really rough period of my marriage, where we separated for around three months, there was someone I knew that was receiving treatment for cancer. While talking to a friend one day, she asked me how I was and I told her something along the lines of "I'm fine".

Why You Don't Want to Meditate (And Why It Is Worth It Anyway)

David Mochel | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

I stand here silently for about 5 minutes paying attention to the sensations of my breathing and heartbeat, as well as the sound of birdsong all around me. I find this silence and solitude deeply enjoyable, but this has not always been the case -- in fact, I used to hate it.

How A Negative Attitude May Increase Your Risk Of Stroke

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It seems like happiness may be the key to good health. Researchers have found that stress, hostility and depression can significantly increase the ...

How to Avoid Sick Days by Increasing Emotional Health

Sloan Sheridan-Williams | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sloan Sheridan-Williams

UK workers were more than four times as likely to feign illness to get time off work compared with their European counterparts, meaning there is potentially at least a four fold scope for reduction of sick days in the workplace in the UK.

10 Secrets Of Happy People (Which Don't Involve Cake Or Wine)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Some people are just so darn chirpy - while the rest of us are grumbling about our workload they're skipping through the office (literally) with a smi...