Emotional Wellness

World Mental Health Day 2017: A Preventative Agenda For Mental Wellbeing

Angus Walker | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Angus Walker

With this approach, my hope is that we can eventually create a world without intervention at the point of crisis, where good mental wellbeing is woven into the fabric of our society and where we all lead healthier, happier lives as a result.

Tired? Let's Talk About Sleep

Martin Edobor | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Edobor

The negative effects associated with sleep deprivation should make improving and educating on sleep health a priority issue for the NHS. As a doctor, I know from personal experience that the number of patients seeing their GP due to poor sleep is rising.

The Challenge Of Sporting Parents

Richard Shorter | Posted 03.10.2017 | UK Parents
Richard Shorter

A sports coach may want to help a young person develop sporting character, but it is the influence of the parent who shapes a young person most. If sports teams wish to pursue glory, parents are one of their best assets.

Who Do You Trust?

Emma Eker | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Eker

In a world of so many opinions, possibilities and 'right' ways to live, decision making can feel overwhelming. We've all been faced with choices - some 'small' and others that feel much more 'important' - should we say yes to that social engagement, do we speak out for what feels 'right', do we turn down that job that doesn't feel right but would say goodbye to financial worries?

I Don't Apologise For My Cancer Anger. But I Had To Let It Go

Karin Sieger | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

When it happened to me, I suddenly exploded and my cancer anger poured out of me. The flood gates, the iron gates, reasoning and rationality, trust and self belief - none was strong enough to hold back the eruption of rage, anger, bitterness, hate, resentment and fear.

Lead A Healthier Lifestyle With This Six Step Plan

Katrina Bruni | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrina Bruni

As a blogger, woman, mother, business person, sister, daughter and friend, I have naturally set some high standards for myself. I want to achieve, I want to be the best I can possibly be, but at what cost? You may well feel the same. Constantly putting pressure on yourself.

Self Harm Is More Than Physical

Fiona Kennedy | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Kennedy

Years ago, before self-harm became part of my life, my understanding of the term would have been as a purely physical act. I equated self-harm with physical self-injury, of the sort that would leave visible damage.

Wake Up And Smell The Coffee

Dr Rachel Thomas | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Rachel Thomas

You're standing in line, awaiting your first coffee of the day. At Starbucks or a hip, provocatively independent, organic joint, whichever better fits your world-view, budget or addiction level. I'm not fussy, as long as it's caffeinated, which says a bit about all three for me.

The Silver Lining

Kamontip Evans | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Parents
Kamontip Evans

I listened to the crying every night but one night I heard the father opposite sobbing. His child was getting worse. Doctors and nurses rushed in, discussing next steps. At that moment, a flash of insight hit me: this pain is universal. It's not personal, it's not mine alone. That's just the way things are.

Is Treating Myself The Same As Self Compassion?

Fiona Kennedy | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Kennedy

My understanding of self-compassion has changed dramatically in the last three months or so. Up until I really started learning about it, I believed that self-compassion and treating myself were the same thing. They're not. There's a world of a difference between the two. Self-compassion is defined by two key features:

Why We Need To Make More Mistakes

Courtenay Pipkin | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Courtenay Pipkin

When we put our head above the parapet and strive for something bigger and better, naturally we dream that it will be a success, but it's no fun if it's too easy and that is when we begin to get complacent. How boring would life be in a world where everything went our way? We will never strive for more when what we've got appears to be sufficient.

Feeling Tired? Top Tips For Reigniting Your Energy

Dr. Libby Weaver | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Libby Weaver

In all my years working with people on an individual level or in a group, regardless of their age, sex or current health status, there is often one thing that unifies people's health and wellness goals - energy and the desire for more.

There Is No Failure, Only Feedback

Lizi Davis | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lizi Davis

Of all the things I would take from the course - exercise creation, technique correction, rapport building skills and goal setting - this one phrase would be the most powerful for me in terms of my own development, both physically and mentally, in both my personal and work life.

Mum Guilt: How I Never Saw It Coming And Steps To Combat It

Katty Patterson | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Parents
Katty Patterson

I'd never considered it before.  Never read an article or been part of a discussion that addressed it.  I knew I was going to be tired, emotional, busy.  I was told a hundred times how I'd be tied to my sofa, wouldn't read a book for the next five years and how this was the easy part.  Never a helpful sentiment.

Post Natal Anxiety - My Old Flame

Hayley Gardner | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Parents
Hayley Gardner

The cruelest trait of anxiety is its ability to creep up and blindside you whilst you're sitting eating your mugshot on a Tuesday afternoon. For me, anxiety started as that feeling of rocking on your chair a little too hard and tipping over the point of balance.

A Few Ways You Can Be There For A Friend Who Is Feeling Down

Sara Tofiq | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Tofiq

Failing to help a friend in a time of need may be downplayed by thoughts such as being embarrassed to let them know that you care, or perhaps you may fear that your offer of comfort may be rejected. And given the opportunity to look away makes it easy to miss important signs.

The Power Of Journaling For Men

Ollie Aplin | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ollie Aplin

So after researching and trying to find a journal that would help me to write - and not being able to find one, I knew it was something I had to create. Being a designer helped but knowing what I wanted from a guided journal helped even more.

When Luxury Meets Wellness: Coming Back To Your Body At Bali Floating Leaf

Selene Nelson | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Selene Nelson

There are few places as entrenched in spirituality, health and wellness as Bali. As such, few places are more suited to a yoga and meditation retreat. This beautiful Indonesian island has its fair share of luxury havens, but critics seem in agreement as to which one is best.

How To Support Your Body Through Stressful Events

Dr. Libby Weaver | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Libby Weaver

Good quality sleep is essential to help us repair and restore our body during times of stress. Doing everything you can to promote a good sleep cycle is one of the best things you can do for yourself during a period of stress.

Are You A Chronic People Pleaser?

Dr. Libby Weaver | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Libby Weaver

Learning how to say no, deciphering what you want to say yes to, and where your priorities lie, will help you to experience a heightened sense of spaciousness and calm, cultivate better personal energy and enjoy a greater level of wellness.

Six Secrets Of Highly Radiant People

Sarah Zafar | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Zafar

It takes time to build a career, a relationship, a house. If we try to speed up the process, we are likely to become frustrated. Worse; we may build something that is less than what we have hoped. It's never too late to start over. If you were not happy with yesterday, try something different today. Do not become stagnant. Do better.

Why Coping Is Overrated: How Therapy Helped Me Through My Mother's Death

Angela Brightwell | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Angela Brightwell

Every Wednesday lunchtime, for about a year, I sloped off from my office desk, alone. Away from the shiny soulless glass buildings of Canary Wharf, towards the fishy world of Billingsgate Market, and the little bobbing private narrowboats of the marina.

Change Yourself, Change The World (Part One... Body And Mind)

Polly Humphris | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Polly Humphris

Thankfully for the rest of us (certainly for those that no longer want to be held back, or, as importantly, to hold back others), it's never too late to make some positive changes. So, in the spirit of Gandhi himself, here's a few ways in which we can all remake ourselves for the greater good. Here goes nothing...

We Need Action On Mental Health, Not More Sound Bites

Lord Victor Adebowale | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Politics
Lord Victor Adebowale

The civil rights campaigner and poet Maya Angelou once said her mission was to thrive, not just survive. Like Angelou, we all want full and rewarding lives. Yet too many of us are struggling on a daily basis just to keep ourselves together emotionally.

Much More Action Is Needed To Solve The Children's Mental Health Crisis

Javed Khan | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK
Javed Khan

With children's mental health problems on the rise, it's clear that young people who are suffering need our support more than ever. Health professio...