wellbeing

7 ways to boost sleep and mental health

7 ways to improve sleep quality and boost your mental health

This week’s piece is all about ways sleep can boost your mental health for World Sleep Day. World Sleep Day Happy World Sleep Day! Today is an annual awareness day started by the medical community in the United States working in sleep medicine and research. These professionals kept encountering beliefs that sleep was not a priority for wellbeing.  World Sleep Day is hosted by World Sleep Society (WSS), a nonprofit based in the United States. WSS aims to lessen the…

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How to look after yourself 365 days of the year.

Beyond New Year’s Resolutions: Wellbeing 365

New Year’s Resolutions We hear it every year, don’t we? Setting intentions and then giving up on New Year’s resolutions. The second Friday in January is apparently when most people quit or “fail” their New Year’s resolutions in some way. It can be down to the time of year, feeling pressured into setting them or wanting to see quick results and feeling disheartened. I gave up this practice a long time ago as January is a time I want to…

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What do I want this Christmas

How to cope with stress at Christmas and Jingle Well

Stress at Christmas time Ten percent of people find Christmas a stressful or lonely time of year. The media would have you believe Christmas is an amazing, magical time, but this actually isn’t the case for everyone. Family stresses, loneliness, endless travelling, dark, cold days, last-minute stressful deadlines, Christmas parties and the never-ending (Christmas) to-do list. Whether you celebrate in a traditional way or not it creeps up on us all. This year I decided to launch an online coaching…

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And Breathe to represent resilience

Personal Resilience Training

Why is everyone talking about resilience? I think there has been more discussion about resilience and what it means due to the increasing levels of stress in our everyday lives. We all know we are too reliant on our technology, we check emails at all hours, homework is issued on iPads, and we use gadgets at home. All in the hope of trying to save time, but this often means we do not have time with constant buzzing, pinging and…

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Social media and mental health

Young People+Social Media: Help or Hindrance?

World Mental Health Day on Wednesday 10th October is an annual global awareness raising day. This year’s theme is #Handsup4HealthyMinds, which focuses on young people’s mental health in a changing world. In the last ten years we have seen social media and technology become integral to our world. However, what are the long-term effects of social media on young people today? Half of all worldwide mental illness  starts by age 14. In the UK, 10% of children and young people (aged 5-16 years) have a clinically diagnosable…

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