Emotional Wellbeing

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...

This Girl Made A Booklet To Help Pupils At Her School Raise Their Emotional Wellbeing

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Parents

A 12-year-old girl developed a workbook for children at her school to help pupils explore their feelings and be confident talking about their mental h...

How To Approach Your Employer With A Mental Health Problem

Dr Philip McCrea | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Philip McCrea

Worryingly, the report found that more than half of employees admit feeling unable to approach their employer about a stress-related issue; therefore the cycle continues unbroken, and if left un-addressed can lead to significant mental health problems.

Losing Your Job: One Year On

Clare Dyckhoff | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Dyckhoff

Give yourself time to adjust and grieve for your loss. I looked to poetry to write out my insecurities, upset, and uncertainty of the future - you'll find something that can help you too.

Emotional Health, Not Academic Obsession

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

It's no secret: my children are late readers. I could never understand the mad rush to get children reading way before they are ready to. My belief is that the focus during the early years should be spent entirely on teaching children about their relationship to the world they live in. This relationship can only be learned by doing and exploring and discovering...

Early Help for Children Is Crucial to Emotional Wellbeing

Sir Tony Hawkhead | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK
Sir Tony Hawkhead

Emotional wellbeing is fundamental to every stage of a child's life - from starting school to entering adulthood - but a shocking number of young people are suffering from mental health problems and not receiving support to fulfil their potential. Action for Children recently conducted research revealing no signs of improvement for these children, with 91% of professionals working with vulnerable young people in our services seeing levels of mental health problems either rising or staying the same over the past year.

Seven Steps to Flourishing: Plant the Seeds to Be Happier This Spring

Cheryl Rickman | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Cheryl Rickman

As the winter blues and grey rainy days subside and we step towards the promise of blue skies and sunshine, it's the perfect opportunity to shake off the gloom and instead bloom with positivity. How?

Feeling Stuck in a Rut? Try Doing a "Life Audit"

Jackie Mendoza | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Mendoza

A life audit could literally save your life and sanity. It can be the difference between living life by default or living the rest of your life by design. Yes, that's right, you do have choices and you can design your life the way you want it to be. The first steps are being honest and aware of what's not working in your life right now and knowing how you'd prefer things to be.

Are you a Victim of 'Compare and Despair'?

Beth Burgess | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Burgess

Much of our unhappiness comes from comparing ourselves to where we think we should be, or where others are, rather than seeing what is positive about our own reality. Instead of trying to keep up with the Joneses, we should be focusing on ourselves and ploughing our unique furrow.

Website Shows Mood Changes Across The World

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A Footsie-style "happiness index" that measures the mood of the world on any given day can now be accessed by anyone online. Click on www.hedonomet...

5 Surprising Secrets To Being Happy

Tom Cornwall | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cornwall

How to be happy is a question that can be answered, you just need to pursue it with the right map.