Blog: My Marathon Journey

Running has been a big part of my life for many years. I’ve been fortunate enough to run marathons in amazing places such as Paris, New York, Chicago and Berlin. I am not a particularly quick runner but I do it to support my mental health. I was due to run the Barcelona Marathon in…

Blog: Working from home survival

So here in the UK, I think we are on the fourth wave of covid cases. As per usual more restrictions have been introduced and in England we’re back to a work from home if you can directive. Some people love working from home (including myself), some people hate it. Others have just reached fatigue…

Blog: Pandemic Wellbeing

Happy weekend to you all. I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend and also managing to keep safe. The reports of how the pandemic has once again escalated is certainly worrying in many respects. It is understandable if you are finding the current situation difficult to process. Here in England we are not in a…

How To Cope If The Omicron News Has Resurfaced Anxiety, Anger And Despair

Up until a couple of weeks ago, the majority of us had never heard of ‘Omicron’, now it’s all over the news. Personally, I’ve found it quite difficult. Everywhere I look, it’s news about potential further restrictions, tests, booster jabs etc etc. There is a very good article from Huffington Post that covers ‘Things are…

Anxiety And Mood Disorders More Common After Covid-19 Infection

This article covers some key points relating to one in three Covid-19 patients diagnosed with neurological or psychiatric condition within six months. One in three Covid-19 survivors has gone on to be diagnosed with a neurological or psychiatric condition within six months of infection, a major study has found. The largest study of its kind…

‘Be kind to yourself’: experts’ tips on coping with lockdown stress

For many the latest lockdown has been harder to deal with than the previous ones and psychologists are reporting a rise in people experiencing the symptoms of sustained stress similar to burnout at work, including problems with sleep and concentration. However, there are ways to help deal with current uncertainty, and below are a selection of expert…

2021: Aim smaller?

2020 was a difficult year for many of us. Some of us would say it was the worst year of their lives so far. The impact of the pandemic, at least in the UK, did suddenly seem to effect life from March. We had carried on our lived as normal from New Years day. Those…

The joy of steps: 20 ways to give purpose to your daily walk

The weather is rubbish, there is nowhere to go and, bereft of the joys of spring, the daily lockdown walk can feel pointless. But, of course, it is not: the mental and physical health perks of exercise are immune to seasonal changes. We need to gallivant around outside in daylight so that our circadian rhythms…