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 […]

Work 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. targets or deadlines). The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) estimates the costs to society of work-related stress to be around £4 billion each year, while 10.8 […]

Emotional health and unemployment

Our sense of identity and purpose can often be linked to the paid work that we do, however many people are now finding it increasingly hard to find or to stay in work. Lack of available work, redundancy, retirement and being unable to work through ill health can all have a negative impact on our […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]