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Everyday Mental Health Tips for Students

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Unlike in previous years, the importance of good mental health is more understood and valued in our society. This is particularly the case when it comes to students and education. However, it can be tough to understand where to begin when students are faced with mental health difficulties. That’s why it is advised that they always take steps to keep …

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What is your Mental Health Score?

Mental health is health. The state of your mental health can enhance or inhibit everyday functioning, relationships, fulfilment and satisfaction in life.   Mental Health Score is a free, accessible and research backed screening to help you measure, track and improve your mental health. The screening and resources are designed to support you with proactive and preventative mental health. The …

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4 Dynamic Ways to Build Up Your Mental Strengths

We all need a little mental refortification from time to time. Recurring issues, even the smallest of ones, can cause us great stress over time. The sudden yet extreme random situation that pops up can put so much stress on our minds and bodies, we sometimes just want to (and do) shut down. But we can’t do this for long. …

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Ways To Pick Yourself Up & Move Forward After A Setback

Going through any kind of setback in life can be frustrating and also bring about feelings of shame and embarrassment. It’s important you learn how to pick yourself back up and move forward so you can create a brighter future for yourself. Be willing to work hard and do whatever it takes so you can get past what’s caused you …

Don’t give away your power

Don’t give away your power, it will weaken you over time. How do we give away our power? We do it without even realising it many times. Others want us to do things their way. They try manipulation. This can come in the form of bribery or in a more insiduous manner – emotional blackmail. When we relent and give …

Change is inevitable

    Change is inevitable An indisputable fact of life is that change is a continuous process that we all have to adapt to. Life moves on and we get older. The seasons come and go and people come and go from our lives too. Sometimes change is positive  such as the arrival of a new baby or moving into …

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Freedom to choose

  Freedom to choose Life has a habit of throwing us curve balls. I have learned that it is best to accept that life is inherently up and down and that certainty is not guaranteed. One of the curve balls I have been thrown is living with Cystic Fibrosis – an inherited illness that causes repeated lung infections, digestive problems …

Why you need to stop worrying

  Why you need to stop worrying Worry seems to be an inherent part of life. When I worked at the probation service, we had a questionnaire that every new client had to complete. One of the questions was “I worry too much” and I never came across one person that did not answer “yes” to this question. So why …

Self pity and wallowing

  Self pity and wallowing Self pity is a normal human reaction to negative events and disappointment in life. In fact, I think it is unhealthy not to allow ourselves a little self pity and sympathy at times. Putting a time limit on self pity is essential though so as not to allow it to overwhelm us and possibly push …

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When Life is Tough

  No one escapes the hardships of life. It is often the wise, kind, selfless and well rounded people who have known misery, despair and have faced challenges in their life. When life is tough you have two choices-you can sink or swim. Sinking does not bear thinking about so here are tips on how to face the tough times: 1. …