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Why Kindness Is Good For You.

February 17th, 2022|

“Life is an echo. What you send out comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What good you see in others, also exists in you.” Zig Ziglar. Fifteen years ago The New Economic Foundation started their quest to develop evidence based guidelines on how we can enhance our own emotional

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Time to Talk Day 2022

February 3rd, 2022|

  3rd February marks Time to Talk Day, a national awareness day designed to open up the conversation around mental health. Following the ongoing pressures and stresses from the impact of the pandemic there has never been a better time to check in with your loved ones, friends and family to see how they


January 24th, 2022|

When was the last time someone gave you a compliment? Do you recall how it made you feel? Did you notice how the other person took it? How good are you at taking compliments? In celebration of National Compliment Day 2022, let’s explore the science of compliments and why we should give more of them.

Beating the January Blues: Creating goals for 2022

January 16th, 2022|

First of all, let's talk the elephant in the room that comes up the third week of every January, Blue Monday. Before you spiral into a day of despair, I am going to stop you right there. I've got some good news for you that's hopefully going to put a new slant on your day.

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Taking action against domestic abuse

December 3rd, 2021|

Over Christmas 2020, calls to domestic abuse charities and police call centres doubled. The abuse disclosed by callers included physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. Research suggests that the perfect storm of financial pressures, social isolation, child care issues, and increased substance misuse can all play a role in the seasonal increase in rates of abuse

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Uncomplicating your grief

December 2nd, 2021|

Grief is an existential given - we will all have to go through bereavement of a friend, relative or pet at some point in our own life. Whilst grieving is a painful process for most of us, for others there can be mixed feelings of guilt, regrets, denial, shame and even relief, that make it

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Men’s mental health & the holidays

November 29th, 2021|

As the holidays approach, mental health can improve for some people due to restorative rest and recuperation, but for others, it can add stress and pressure; especially for men. Men especially are often looked at as the providers in families, and therefore can feel an added sense of pressure during the festive season.1 There tends

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Bullying – another shadow pandemic?

November 19th, 2021|

This week is Anti-Bullying Week. Here we take a look at how lockdowns have changed the phenomenon of bullying. New research is showing that, since COVID began spreading at the beginning of 2020 – an outbreak of cyber bullying was also on a steep rise.1 The reasons for why any of the many forms of

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Movember: Let’s talk about men’s health

November 17th, 2021|

Globally, men die on average 5 years earlier than women for reasons that are largely preventable. It doesn’t have to be this way: we can all take action to help men live healthier, happier, and longer lives. The Men's Health Network (MHN) reports that men die at higher rates than women from the top 10