Mental Health Awareness Week: Connect with Nature through Local Walks

This year's Mental Health Awareness Week is all about connecting with nature. One great way to connect with nature and improve your wellbeing is by walking. Here are some of the great walks in our borough that will help you discover, explore and enjoy some our beautiful parks and green spaces and historic sites. Celandine… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week: Connect with Nature through Local Walks

Feeling Tree

This week is Children's Mental Health Week and the theme is Express Yourself. Why not express yourself by creating your very own Feelings Tree? Draw a tree with branches (but no leaves) or print off the one below.Draw a leaf, or print off one of the leaves below. Write or draw how you feel on… Continue reading Feeling Tree

Young Adult Fiction & Mental Health

by Brady Clark Young Adult fiction and the subject of mental health go hand in hand. Many writers are finding new stories to tell as stigmas are broken, more about psychological illness is understood and the gateway for a discussion about depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and other conditions is continually widening. More than this, writers… Continue reading Young Adult Fiction & Mental Health

How to help your loved one through depression

Covid-19 has killed almost 40,000 people and caused severe illnesses in thousands of others in the UK. The virus has had a devastating impact on the NHS and on the economy.  But as the government gradually lifts lockdown restrictions, the toll of the virus on mental health is becoming more and more apparent. GP surgeries… Continue reading How to help your loved one through depression

Gardening is Good For You

Recently there has been much emphasis on improving mental wellbeing and one activity that has been highlighted as being beneficial is gardening. Lockdown has forced us to concentrate on our immediate surroundings more than ever before and anything we can do to improve them, which also makes us feel good, is definitely worth doing. People… Continue reading Gardening is Good For You

Staying Well in Uncertain Times – The Psychology of Wellbeing at Home & Work

We hope this blog post finds you well. We're entering unprecedented times with this Coronavirus pandemic. No one knows how it is going to pan out or how long it is going to last for. An unintended consequence is that our mental health may suffer as we keep apart from our families, friends, neighbours and… Continue reading Staying Well in Uncertain Times – The Psychology of Wellbeing at Home & Work