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. […]

Mindfullness

Mindfulness is a form of meditation and is a focused awareness of the present moment. It can help us to recognize that our thoughts are just thoughts – they don’t necessarily represent reality. We can then observe our thoughts rather than being subject to them. Mindfulness involves focussing your attention entirely on the present moment […]

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 […]

Drugs and alcohol

People often use alcohol or drugs (that have not been prescribed by a doctor) to try and improve the way they feel. However, although alcohol and drugs may appear to help in the short term, they will actually make you feel much worse in the long term. Drinking or using other non-prescribed drugs to deal […]