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Mental health

How to Protect and Improve Your Mental Health and Wellbeing

By Sarah Rees

Imagine if we looked after our mental health and wellbeing in the same way we look after our physical health? We would all be a lot more resilient. Right now, the world is more stressful than it’s ever been. Our lives were busy and high-pressured before but living through a pandemic is placing further strain … Read More about How to Protect and Improve Your Mental Health and Wellbeing

How To Manage OCD During a Pandemic

By Sarah Rees

What is OCD? Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health condition where a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours. It can affect men, women and children. Some people experience symptoms early, often around puberty, but it usually starts during early adulthood. In OCD, the word obsession relates to recurrent thoughts, images, impulses … Read More about How To Manage OCD During a Pandemic

Social Distancing – Why We Find it Difficult and How to Cope

By Sarah Rees

Are you finding social distancing difficult? Struggling with isolation? You’re not alone. Humans are a socially connected species. We’re meant to live in close tribes because we’re actually quite fragile. Compare us to the average lion, bear or even a large dog and we don’t fare well in terms of strength! So, for millions of … Read More about Social Distancing – Why We Find it Difficult and How to Cope

How to Manage Stress and Anxiety During a Pandemic

By Sarah Rees

Now there’s a subject I didn’t know I’d be addressing a few weeks ago! But here we are, wondering how to manage stress and anxiety during a pandemic. Us humans are fragile things. We like stability, safety, routine, connection, and community. All these things make us feel safe in the world. Suddenly, everything’s changed, and … Read More about How to Manage Stress and Anxiety During a Pandemic

What is a Panic Attack and How Can CBT Help?

By Sarah Rees

Everyone experiences anxiety, and sometimes high levels of anxiety, as a normal response to a dangerous or stressful situation. A panic attack is when you have a sense of overwhelming fear and your body experiences a rush of intense mental and physical symptoms which come on very quickly. Symptoms include a racing heartbeat, feeling faint, … Read More about What is a Panic Attack and How Can CBT Help?