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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]