You’ve got to nourish to flourish

It’s World Mental Health Day! Nourish yourself: Socially, by building meaningful connections and fostering healthy relationships;  Intellectually, by challenging your mind; Spiritually, by defining your purpose and finding meaning in life events; Physically, by keeping a healthy body through exercise, healthy eating and getting enough sleep; Emotionally, by listening to and attending to your thoughts […]

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Myths: busted!

It’s myth-busting Monday! For us to be able to break the stigma that surrounds mental illness and to provide adequate support to those who need it, we need to bust some myths through education. As a start, have a look at these TED-Ed Lessons on Depression, Bipolar Disorder, OCD and Narcissism: 4 TED-Ed lessons about […]

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The expression of empathy

How do we offer real help to someone who is struggling? One way is through expressing empathy. Helpful words and behaviours flow from genuine empathy and can really make someone feel heard, understood and accepted – just as they are, without judgment. We don’t always have to offer solutions to others when they’re going through […]

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10 October 2018 is World Mental Health Day

Welcome to October! The World Health Organisation will be observing World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2018. Let’s raise awareness and break the stigma. The first step is to acknowledge that mental illness isn’t a choice, or something that is “just in someone’s head”. This logic wouldn’t ever be thought to be applicable to […]

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