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 […]

Ageing well

Older age is a time when there are usually a number of life changes, such as retirement, children leaving home, bereavements and sometimes changes in physical health. Adapting to these changes can be challenging and can have a negative effect on your emotional well-being. Later life can offer many advantages and disadvantages, although is often […]

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 […]

Self-esteem

Self-esteem refers to the way we think, feel and value ourselves as a person. Low self-esteem is having a generally negative overall opinion of yourself, judging and evaluating yourself harshly. Symptoms of Low self-esteem can include: being highly critical of yourself or your actions/ abilities; having high self doubt or only seeing yourself to blame […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]