Overcoming Fear

Things are going along quite nicely. Your day seems to be getting a nice sense of flow, and the best way to describe life is that it is ‘in a state of calm’. But then, out of nowhere, the rug is pulled from under your feet. Something you didn’t see coming appears on the horizon…

Recover, Develop, then GROW

A close family friend recently retired, and lately he told me how he is struggling to deal with it (I got his approval to mention it here in this blog!). I’ve highlighted some brilliant things that are available to him in the community like Mens Sheds, community breakfasts, Gardening Clubs etc. He answered, “That stuff…

Burn-out

Increasingly we are hearing or reading about how workplace stress is on the rise. Almost 20% of reported sick days in 2016 were put down to stress related symptoms. As we become so ingrained in our day to day routine, meeting the needs of our employers or customers, we can miss the alarm bells warning…

Are You Ok?

September brings change on a number of fronts. Evenings getting shorter. Back to school or college for some. Holidays are over. The calmer, warmer, sunnier conditions are gradually replaced with a duller, drearier, stormier outlook. This could be said as much about the weather as it could about someone’s mental health. It is therefore so…

Meet ‘My Anxiety’

“Everyone experiences anxiety.” “Anxiety is normal.” “Anxiety is healthy and natural and keeps us alive.”   These are phrases that we hear a lot, and to be fair, they are all correct. It is important for these messages to be out there in order to fuel the conversation around mental health. In the therapy room…