Jingle Well – winter wellbeing (how to stay sane this Christmas)

On today’s episode of the Diverse Minds podcast, I’m going to be talking about the Jingle Well winter wellbeing programme. I outline why the modern Western way of celebrating Christmas may not be the best for your mental health and wellbeing.  https://d3ctxlq1ktw2nl.cloudfront.net/staging/2019-11-1/36224975-44100-2-c88f2cf2a6496.m4a   I talk about how this “special season” can be all but special for many of us and ways in which to manage various tensions.  In today’s show, we talk about: Why I decided to make an episode…

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Woman on window set writing- 6 self-care tips for freelance writers

6 Self-Care Tips for Freelance Writers

This month’s guest blog is written by Johanna Cider, a freelance writer from New Zealand. I am delighted to share her specific self-care tips on the Diverse Minds website. Why writers need to consider self-care Many people try freelancing for a better quality of life. Work for yourself, cut out the commute and spend more time doing things you love.  However, in times of stress and high workloads, self-care is often overlooked. Implement certain techniques to help you take care…

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How to be a Mentally Healthy Leader

Mentally Healthy Leaders This year I launched my e-book The Mentally Healthy Leading Manager, which details how to manage yourself and your team in a mentally healthy way. The aim of the e-book is to: qualify what positive leading management is; highlight how to create a workplace environment to openly discuss mental health and mental-ill health and; help you look after your own wellbeing as a manager. I decided to create this resource in response to questions I have been asked…

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Coping strategies to help your wellbeing post injury

Three coping strategies to help your wellbeing post injury

World Wellbeing Week To mark the first World Wellbeing Week this week (June 24th -28th) Dr Hilary Jones offers advice to Diverse Minds readers on coping strategies to help after your wellbeing post injury. Wellbeing Week has been started by Wellbeing World in Jersey with the aim of promoting awareness of all aspects of wellbeing. This includes social, physical, emotional, financial, career, community and environmental. The impact of injury In my decades as a GP, I’ve met many patients who…

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Multi-colour psychedelic pattern to reflect the highs and lows of BiPolar Disorder

A lived experience journey of Bipolar Disorder

For World Bi-Polar Day, I am honoured that Chloe Cook an illustrator and teacher speaks of her lived experience and journey of Bipolar Disorder. I was fortunate to meet Chloe through a local business meet-up group. I am honoured to feature her story and thank her for sharing it with the Diverse Minds community. World Bipolar Day World Bipolar Day (WBD) is an initiative of the Asian Network of Bipolar Disorder. It is celebrated each year on March 30th, the…

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