Tag: resilience

Five steps to thriving mental health after a year of disruption: Psychologist’s plan for a better year

Five steps to thriving mental health after a year of disruption: Psychologist’s plan for a better year

For many, 2020 is a year that will be best consigned to the wastebin of bad memories. Our lives have been impacted on many different levels from the personal tragedy of losing loved ones, loss of business,  unemployment and the collapse of the housing market 

People in employment and younger generation worst affected by COVID-19 psychological distress

People in employment and younger generation worst affected by COVID-19 psychological distress

Being employed, or in your thirties and below, in the US, during the COVID-19 pandemic, is associated with higher levels of COVID-19 psychological distress as well as increased symptoms of anxiety and depression. This is according to new research led by academics at London South Bank 

What is your Mental Health Score?

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 

6 Tips for Easing Anxiety and Improving Sleep

6 Tips for Easing Anxiety and Improving Sleep

Suffering from anxiety and sleep disturbance can have a detrimental impact on your quality of life. Thankfully, there are steps that you can take to minimize sleep problems, get more rest, and address anxiety. It’s important to note that researchers see anxiety and sleep disruption 

How to Talk to Your Doctor About Anxiety

How to Talk to Your Doctor About Anxiety

Anxiety, like many other mental health disorders, is difficult to talk about even though you must talk to your health care provider. The following guide will help you figure out how to go about this conversation and how to get over your fear of it.   Don’t 

How to stay strong when things aren’t great

How to stay strong when things aren’t great

I don’t know about you, but my life has the tendency to go up and down. There are good days and bad days. At times, the bad days seem to linger for a lot longer than they are welcome. The longer the bad days stick 

How to cope with stress

How to cope with stress

 How to cope with stress Modern day stress  is our constant companion. Rather than resisting it, it makes more sense to find productive ways to reduce our stress levels and lead a life that is calmer. Here are clever ways to cope better with stress: 

Acceptance and distress tolerance

Acceptance and distress tolerance

Acceptance and distress tolerance Life’s not fair. I can think of many things that seem unjust. I just have to watch the news or listen to people’s stories to confirm this. If you’ve ever found yourself saying “Why me?” or “It’s not fair”, you may 

No one else can fix you

No one else can fix you

No one else can fix you except yourself. The best counsellor or therapist in the world won’t be able to fix you without your collaboration and cooperation. As a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, I sometimes get clients who expect me to ‘fix’ them. They have this 

4 Dynamic Ways to Build Up Your Mental Strengths

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