Supporting someone in emotional distress

Mental health difficulties do not just affect the person with the diagnosis. As with any health condition, it is likely that there will be an impact on friends, family, loved ones and colleagues. Mental Illness is commonly misunderstood and sadly still carries a lot of stigma. The person you are supporting may feel uncomfortable talking […]

Relaxation

Relaxation is an important skill for both maintaining and improving emotional and physical health. Using relaxation techniques can decrease both muscle tension and feelings of emotional distress. Relaxation is a mentally active process that leaves the body and mind feeling relaxed, calm and focused. There are many different types of relaxation techniques and no single […]

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 […]

First time parents

Becoming a new parent can be an exciting and nerve-racking time, but as a new parent you may not always experience feelings of joy at the beginning. The baby blues. New mothers usually get the baby blues in the first two weeks following childbirth. This is generally regarded as normal affecting as many as 8 […]

Chronic pain

There are many issues that people with chronic pain have to deal with. Chronic pain is physically and psychologically stressful and its constant discomfort can lead to anger and frustration with yourself and your loved ones. You may feel like you have no control over your pain, which can result in you feeling anxious and […]