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How to Cope with Loneliness 

Loneliness has been a hot topic over the last couple of years with the pandemic and lockdowns and has been the theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, but you don’t need to be alone to feel lonely.   Loneliness when surrounded by others Many people suffer from loneliness despite being in relationships, living with…

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Making 2022 Your Best Year Yet | Family and friends celebrating the New Year

Making 2022 Your Best Year Yet

After a tough couple of years I want to encourage everyone to step into next year with a positive outlook and hope for good times to come, and with a commitment to make 2022 your best year yet.

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There is Joy in the Little Things

There is Joy in the Little Things

Finding joy might seem like it’s impossible at the moment, but honestly, there is joy in the little things, and here’s how to find it. The journey from abuse, trauma, and grief is like traveling along a dark road full of twists, turns, and potholes. You might be navigating anxiety, depression, low mood, despair, suicidal…

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Improve Your Mental Health With These Simple Habits

World Mental Health Day has rolled around once more, and whilst raising awareness of mental health is never a bad thing, mental health is something we need to work on every day. It’s important to build positive habits that support good mental health, as it’s all too easy to get into a downward spiral when…

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5 Signs You Need Stronger Boundaries

5 Signs You Need Stronger Boundaries

Nobody wants to be treated like a doormat or taken advantage of, so how can you ensure that it doesn’t happen? Boundaries. They are the line that people know not to step over. It might seem harsh, but it’s not. Putting boundaries in place doesn’t make you mean – or mean that you don’t care.…

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How to Stop Worrying and Calm Your Mind. Worry.

How to Stop Worrying and Calm Your Mind

It seems like our world is changing rapidly at the moment and given much of the news coverage over the last year or so, it would be hard not to worry about what it all means for you and your family. It’s natural to worry when times are uncertain, but when this becomes consuming or…

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PTSD; Myths and Misconceptions

PTSD; Myths and Misconceptions

Once known as ‘shell shock’, we now know much more about PTSD and how to avoid the devastating effects it can have if not treated. But there are still many misconceptions surrounding it, so let’s bust some PTSD myths.

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The Power of the Pause

Life can be hectic at times and the tasks on our to-do list seem never-ending, but there is power in the pause, if only we slow down, even for just a moment. With jobs to go to, children or relatives to care for, homes to clean, shopping to do, meals to cook, appointments to organise,…

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