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Coronavirus – End of Education

11th May 2020
With the closure of schools due to coronavirus, people are wondering if this means the end of education for the academic year. Children in their final year at school and young people who should be sitting A-level exams are worried about the next step in their career whether that be into a job, college or university. University students are worrying about job prospects when they finish their degree

Relationships in lockdown

31st March 2020
We are all still coming to terms with this new way of being. Stay at home is the very clear message. But what to do if staying at home is not necessarily an easy thing to do? Are you used to being busy and finding the transition to being at home with people really difficult? Maybe your relationships were strained before this, perhaps you are living in a small space, feeling claustrophobic, anxious

Struggling to cope through Coronavirus

27th March 2020
Are you struggling to manage your thoughts and emotions about Coronavirus? We are all used to routine, for me it’s walking my 3 dogs as soon as I get out of bed every day.  They know it, I know it. For most of us, that’s how we live our lives, by the clock, with a routine. Now we are limited, routines changed .  Time has stood still but maybe you find yourself longing for time to pass.

Children and Coronavirus

20th March 2020
Should I talk to my children about Corona Virus (Covid 19). Approximately 80 per cent of British children are worried about COVID-19, according to a recent YouGov/Coognita poll. Involving our family and children in plans for good health is essential. We need be alert to and ask children what they have heard about the outbreak and support them, without causing them alarm. We need to minimise the negative


14th February 2020
According to the NHS it is estimated that 10 million people in the UK have some sort of phobia. Some phobias can be very small and others may impact day to day life but what is a phobia? Is it a mental

Panic and Anxiety Attacks

6th February 2020
According to the mental health foundation 13.2% of people have experienced a panic attack at some point in their lives. This article will look at what a panic attack is, how to help someone who is panicking and how to cope with panic attacks in everyday life. A panic attack can be a symptom of anxiety and feels like a sudden very intense fear taking over your body which can last from 5 minutes to half

Talking about mental health

6th February 2020
The stigma that is attached to difficulties in mental health can make recovering from mental illness harder. According to The Mental Health Foundation one in four people will experience a mental health

Estranged at Christmas

20th December 2019
Estranged at Christmas Society expects that Christmas is a time for every family to be together, being happy, full of life and activity and sharing connections with loved ones. The reality can be starkly different, whether it’s a disconnect through argument or gradual distancing. Christmas can be a very difficult time for some, highlighting a lack of belonging and sense of contentment. An estrangement

Bullying and Mental Health - Jesy Nelson Documentary

31st October 2019
Jesy Nelson documentary sparks more people to talk about bullying and mental health. Little Mix star Jesy Nelson’s documentary premiered last month and it highlighted her time through X Factor when she was trolled on social media and she is still trolled today. Her self-esteem was so low and she is still recovering from her hurt but she is helping young people who have gone through the same bullying


31st October 2019
According to the Mental Health Foundation nearly 6,000 suicides occurred in the UK in 2017 which means there was one suicide every two hours. Talking about suicide can be difficult and the stigma around it and mental health issues that can cause someone to take their own life, still exist today. Who Does Suicide Affect? Suicide is the leading cause of death among young people ages 20-34 years in
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