Category: Mental Health

It is ok not to be ok

Too many people with mental health problems are made to feel isolated and ashamed. It’s time to change the way we all think and act about mental health, and empower people to start a conversation. […]

Exercise and Endorphins

Ever wondered why you instantly feel better after exercise? The reason is because exercise releases feel good hormones known as ‘endorphins’ but what are they and how do they work? Endorphins have been the focus […]

Mood Boosting Foods

Serotonin is a natural mood stabiliser and 90% of serotonin receptors are located in the gut. The gut and brain are connected so what we eat affects how we feel.  Eating foods that boost mood […]

Breathing Techniques

Breathing is the one necessity of life that we don’t really need to think about. When we breathe in, oxygen is taken to all of our cells in the body and breathing out removes the […]

Introduction to Mindfulness

What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is simply a method of mental training. A technique involving paying attention to the present moment. It helps us become more aware of our thoughts and feelings so that, instead of […]

Reflecting

Learning is part of life. Whether we think about it or not, we are constantly evolving to learn new skills. This could be starting a new job, attending a course, becoming a parent, cooking a […]

Being Grateful

“The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.”  ~ William Penn  Gratitude has been scientifically proven to strengthen the immune system, to make us happier, to improve […]

Mindful Exercise

Mindfulness is placing your awareness in the present moment. Our bodies are always in the present moment, it’s just our minds that we need to re-focus. We work at our best when our mind and […]

Social Wellbeing

As well as our physical and mental wellbeing, social wellbeing is an integral part of our overall health. Humans, as a species, are social by nature – we not only crave interactions but we actually […]

Mindfulness and Mood

Mindfulness is described as “a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.”  Mindfulness aims to help you: Become more self-aware […]