From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this “language of depression” can have a powerful effect on others. Just consider the impact of the poetry and song [...]
Working for yourself is very rewarding but if it was easy everyone would do it! People always say to me that I am lucky to work for myself and be my own boss. I always disagree with them and say that this has nothing to do with luck at all, it's through sheer hard work. [...]
It’s difficult not to get stressed in our fast-paced lives. Whether you’re working overtime, battling exams, or caring for a sick relative, chronic stress has become commonplace. When we’re acutely stressed, the fight-or-flight system jumps into action, sending a surge of adrenaline through the body. This product of evolution dramatically increases our reaction speed and [...]
Christmas is supposedly one of the happiest times of year but – what with all the planning, spending and socialising – it can also be one of the most stressful. Here we talk to mindfulness expert John Lingley, who gives the low-down on relaxing techniques you can use in order to beat the festive stress. [...]
Facebook has acknowledged that social media use can be bad for users’ mental health, a sign the company is feeling pressure from a growing chorus of critics raising alarms about the platform’s effect on society. READ MORE.
Marmite has been named today as a good way of reducing stress and anxiety as it is so high in Vitamin B. We have a long blog post due from Stuart about the effects of food on mental health but what do you think of this news? READ MORE.
A mother has revealed that she has been waiting several weeks to get urgent help for her eight-year-old son who tried to kill himself and wrote heartbreaking suicide notes. Jack Rogan, who has autism, wrote notes saying ‘I wish that mam would kill me’ and asking ‘what is wrong with me. His mother Kerry Linnell, [...]
Traditional depression treatments like psychotherapy or medication might work better for some patients when doctors add a dose of music therapy, a research review suggests. Researchers examined data on 421 people who participated in nine previously completed short-term experiments testing the benefits of music therapy on its own or added to traditional interventions for depression. [...]
Paul spotted this moving article on the Huffington Post and we subsequently connected with Fran and Gary Parr. We would recommend reading it and sharing it: READ MORE.
One of my favourite bands of all time are Linkin Park, and it's an understatement to say that I was mortified when its lead singer Chester Bennington, took his own life on 20th July 2017. His death added extra poignancy for me and others when listening to his final album "One More Light". From that [...]