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 […]

Stress

Stress occurs when a person feels they cannot cope with their current demands and pressures. . Stress comes from inside ourselves (e.g. wanting to succeed) and from external events (e.g. being made redundant). Symptoms of stress include cognitive symptoms (e.g. memory problems and racing thoughts), emotional symptoms (e.g. short temper and agitation), physical symptoms (e.g. […]

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 […]

Sleep

About one in five people in the UK have some difficulty with sleeping. Sleep problems can be a key sign of common mental health conditions and sleep disorders can actually trigger mood and other emotional disorders. Sleep difficulties are particularly common in women, children, and those over 65, although everyone can be affected. Everyone needs […]

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 […]

Pregnancy

Being pregnant can be an exciting and nerve-racking time. Mental health is fluid and we can all move up and down the mental health continuum throughout our lives. How much we move up and down the continuum can be exaggerated during times of significant change, such as pregnancy. Emotional distress or mental health problems can […]

Relationships

Having and maintaining positive relationships is vital to our overall well-being and mental health. Relationships are important for a number of reasons. For example they can; o Encourage personal growth – Positive relationships provide an environment that encourages you to grow and develop. o Provide support – Healthy relationships can feel like a source of […]

Physical activity

Taking care of our bodies is vital for mental and emotional health. The mind and the body are strongly linked, so when you improve your physical health you will automatically improve your mental and emotional well-being. Exercise can reduce stress and anxiety, lift your mood, stimulate healthy brain function, improve low self esteem, improve job […]

Parenting with a mental health difficulty

If you have a child who is affected by mental health issues, it can be very stressful and you may feel out of control at times. However, there are some specific self-help strategies that you can use to reduce your worry and to improve the emotional health of your child. Common mental health issues include […]

OCD

An obsession is an unwanted and unpleasant thought, image or impulse which repeatedly enters the person’s mind, and causes an uncomfortable feeling of anxiety, fear and/or disgust. A compulsion is a repetitive behaviour or mental act that someone feels they need to carry out to try and reduce the unpleasant feelings that were triggered off […]