Emotional health for young adults

Being young is an exciting time but it can also be a difficult time as there can be lots of changes and some uncertainty about the future. Young people can face many issues which can be hard to deal with and making decisions can be difficult. Stress Stress is experienced when we feel we can […]

Living well following a stroke

Strokes can affect people in many ways depending on what area of the brain has been affected. There can be physical, cognitive (thinking), communication and emotional issues that the stroke survivor and those close to them try to deal with. Common emotional issues following a stroke include, depression or low mood, anxiety, frustration and anger […]

Respiratory conditions

Living with a lung condition can be difficult and stressful. As well as having difficult physical symptoms that you must learn to cope with such as breathlessness and coughing, you may also experience more tiredness and may find that you are less active than before your diagnosis. Lung conditions can also affect you in ways […]

Parenting

Being a parent can be hard and it can be even harder if you are experiencing difficulty with your emotional health. Parents can often worry that if they talk about their mental health problems that others will think they are a bad parent or even worse that they might have their children taken away from […]

Men’s emotional health

Men often experience emotional distress differently to some women. Many people think that feeling sad or tearful is the main sign of depression but often this is not the case. Feeling angry, frustrated, having regular headaches, muscle pains or digestive problems are all common symptoms of low mood and for men, that’s often what they […]

Emotional Health for Carer’s

A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help due to a physical or mental health condition. Many carers feel a need to put on a ‘brave face’. It can feel that your difficulties are ‘nothing’ compared to that of the person […]

Emotional health and cancer

Having cancer not only has an impact on your physical health, but can also affect your emotional and mental health. Many aspects of living with cancer can be very difficult to deal with and you may find you are experiencing more negative moods and thoughts. You may feel a variety of things including anger, anxiety, […]

Anger and frustration

Anger can be caused by many different things. It can be due to feeling upset, sad, low, stressed, tired, hungry or pain. It can also be due to feeling undervalued, misunderstood, threatened or out of control. Anger can be caused by external factors that are out of our control (e.g. inconsiderate driving), or internal factors […]