10 ways to cope with depression

Recovering from depression takes time and it can be extremely hard. What works one day may not work as well the next. By having a range of coping strategies will allow you to adapt and handle whatever depression throws your way. Here are some tips for coping with depression: Challenge negative thinking – being able […]

Journaling for mental health

Keeping a mental health journal can help you to cope with a host of challenges, including depression, anxiety, stress, and more. Journaling can be as basic as writing down what’s on your mind, allowing you to understand your emotions and thoughts. It can be a powerful tool for making sense of your feelings, allowing for […]

How to be happier

Here are 6 great tips to help you to be happier, more in control, and able to cope better with life’s ups and downs. 1. Manage your stress levels! Having a lot of stress in your life can impact greatly on your mental health. You need to find ways to reduce stress such as self-care […]

How to boost your self-esteem

What is self-esteem? Self-esteem is the opinion we have of ourselves. When we have healthy self-esteem, we will feel more positive about ourselves and life in general, making it easier to deal with life’s ups and downs. When our self-esteem is low, we look at everything negatively and in a critical light. This means we […]

Food and Mood

What we eat affects both our physical and mental health. Improving your diet can help to improve your mood, give you more energy and help you to think more clearly. 1. Eat Regularly! When your blood sugar levels drop you are likely to feel tired, irritable, and depressed. This can be prevented by eating regularly […]

8 relaxation tips for your mental health

1. Take a break! Relaxation doesn’t have to take up lots of your time. Just a few minutes having a break from your normal routine and thoughts can provide enough space to help you feel calmer. Read a book, watch a film, have a bath, play with a pet, go for a walk. 2. Try […]

Mindfulness isn’t difficult we just need to do it!

Mindfulness is a great technique to learn to help you notice what is happening in the present moment (in your mind, body and surroundings). By being mindful you can become more self-aware, feel calmer and less stressed allowing you to choose how to respond to your thoughts and feelings. This will help you to cope […]

Exercise for depression

Being depressed can leave you feeling low, lacking motivation and energy or feeling isolated from others which may prevent you from being more active. Research shows that regular exercise can boost your mood instantly, and it’s especially useful for people with mild to moderate depression. “Exercise should be something you enjoy; otherwise, it will be hard […]

5 steps to improve your mental wellbeing

1. Connect with people Good relationships are vital for your mental wellbeing. They can help you build a sense of belonging and self-worth, whilst providing a source of emotional support. 2. Be physically active Being active is not only good for your physical health but it can boost your mental wellbeing and raise your self-esteem […]

The impact of stress on your mental health

We all experience levels of stress every day and in most cases, this can be extremely beneficial in helping us to complete a task. However, prolonged stress can have serious effects on your mental wellbeing and cause physical health problems as well. Signs of you being extremely stressed can include irritability and aggression. You are […]

The pros and cons of being online for your mental health

Being online can have many benefits but will also bring many challenges to your mental health in particular with social media. It is important to get the balance right between your online and offline life. The benefits of being online: A learning tool, to search for information on mental health problems, their symptoms and treatment […]

How nature can boost your mental wellbeing

Spending time outside or bringing nature into your everyday life can benefit both your physical and mental wellbeing. Nature can help to improve your mood whilst reducing feelings of stress and anger, leaving you feeling more relaxed. It can help to improve your confidence and self-esteem, whilst allowing you to be more active and make […]