Wellbeing and mental health

Warning – low battery!

After the hype and excitement of Christmas January can leave us feeling like we're running on empty.  It's amazing how many of us seem to be powered by sunlight and notice the gloomy weather impacting our mood.  Add a virus or the stress of a credit card bill landing on the mat and it can… Continue reading Warning – low battery!

Wellbeing and mental health

5 reasons to smile

"Each time you smile, you throw a little feel-good party in your brain" writes Behavioural Psychologist, Sarah Stevenson, so why not kick start your day with a little celebration? Smiling makes you look good, and people are more attracted to those who smile. Smiling is contagious.  If you smile, it lifts the mood of others… Continue reading 5 reasons to smile

Wellbeing and mental health

Create space to score a goal

As we start another week, what's on your To Do list?  People under stress can often feel that their life has gone into overdrive, and they've lost the ability to pull on the handbrake.  Time speeds up, adrenaline starts pumping and you can feel breathless before the day gets underway. Alternatively, you may feel so… Continue reading Create space to score a goal

Wellbeing and mental health

Improved mental health could be a walk in the park

If the sunshine today is tempting you outside, go with it.  Studies show how being outdoors can lift your spirits, and that a walk in the woods, stroll along a beach, or hike up a mountain can have positive effects which last for up to 7 hours.  Even the colours of the countryside can have… Continue reading Improved mental health could be a walk in the park