“To anyone out there who’s hurting – it’s not a sign of weakness to ask for help. It’s a sign of strength.” Barack Obama Talking and asking for help is probably the easiest thing in the world to do; so why do so many of us find it so hard? The most obvious place toContinue reading “Managing Your Mental Health, Part 7 – Talk/Ask For Help.”
Category Archives: Listening
Mental Health Doesn’t Pick Sides.
Once again the UK is divided (where’s the head-in-hands emoji?), this time it’s about the viability of covid-19 lockdowns, and the battlefield, once again, is the media and social media. I’m all for people expressing views, but I still can’t get my head around the way people behave and talk to others, especially on platformsContinue reading “Mental Health Doesn’t Pick Sides.”
Success! Becoming a Mental Health First Aider….
A couple of weeks ago I completed a mental health first aid course with MHFA, and while it was a bit of a struggle for me emotionally, I did it, which is a big step considering how my counselling course ended. The fact that the Covid-19 pandemic has pushed everything on-line has helped me toContinue reading “Success! Becoming a Mental Health First Aider….”
Mental Health Awareness Week: Kindness & Self-Compassion.
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and the theme is kindness. While a lot of the focus will probably be aimed at being kind to other people, I would like to focus on Self-kindness and the positive effects it can have on our physical and mental wellbeing. In my last blog, Why Now MayContinue reading “Mental Health Awareness Week: Kindness & Self-Compassion.”
Jekyll & Hyde -The Dangers of Suppressing the True You.
Every so often you come across a story that really resonates; recently this has been ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ by Robert Louis Stevenson. I have had the book for ages, and only decided to read it because it is on a school reading list for a friend’s son. Like most people, I know theContinue reading “Jekyll & Hyde -The Dangers of Suppressing the True You.”