The 1p savings challenge

Finance can cause worry and impact our mental health. Our financial wellbeing is an important strand of individual wellbeing. Money worries can be problematic for our health. From time to time I post links to useful articles in this area, though I am not a financial expert, so I post things that make sense to…

Keeping on top of your bills

It is tough times for most of us – the pandemic is hitting us all in different ways. For some right now, the financial impact is the toughest part to deal with. There is plenty of great resources for help and advice out there. The Charity for Civil Servants in the UK has excellent wellbeing…

Blog: A time to reflect

Happy New Year! I hope 2021 brings good health and happiness to you all. Over the Christmas break, I was watching the Gavin and Stacey Christmas special from 2019 with my wife. It triggered a conversation as to how different “our world” was just 12 months ago when we had watched it previously. My initial…

How The Hell To Start Processing The Year That’s Just Been

Here are some therapists’ tips to end the year as best you can. December is usually full of booze, food, parties and festive cheer. But this year there’s an added layer of introspection – reflecting on the year we’ve endured, the year that has, for many of us, pushed us to our absolute limits. As…

How To Boost Your Mental Health If You’re Feeling Done With 2020

There are ways to look after yourself even if things don’t feel like they are getting any easier. Stress is surging as life during Covid-19 stretches on. During the first lockdown back in April, almost three quarters of people said they were coping well with the stress of the pandemic. Flash forward to November this…

Tips for wellbeing this Christmas!

With Christmas edging closer now is the perfect time to embrace the festive cheer! However, that doesn’t mean your Christmas wellbeing has to take a pounding!  We believe that Christmas wellbeing is achievable! These 10 TOP WELLBEING TIPS will help you to step into the New Year a happier, healthier you 1. Savour the moments – disconnect…

Make your home a haven of wellbeing in 2021

Home is where the heart is, and we have 12 ways to turn yours into a haven of positive health and wellbeing for 2021. Whether you live alone or share your living space with family or friends, home is an important part of our identity, says Eleanor Ratcliffe, environmental psychologist and lecturer at the University…

Feeling The December Dread? Therapists Have These Tips For You

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Except when it isn’t. It’s not uncommon to feel dread come December. Sure, some people will look forward to the festive pile-up of cooking, eating, entertaining, socialising and decorating that’s part and parcel of the season. “But, very often Christmas can be a very tricky time of…

MIDWEEK: 2 December 2020

Good Afternoon It was a relatively quiet weekend for me.  I managed to get a few presents sorted in the Black Friday sales and also put the Christmas tree up a little earlier than normal (what is normal these days?!).  Yesterday was 1st December and this meant the return of the ‘Elf on the Shelf’…