Mental Health Blog

4 Tips To Cope With Depression

 It is estimated by the World Health Organisation that if current trends continue, by 2020 Depression will be the second most disabling condition in the world, after heart disease. There are however some very effective strategies that can help you to cope with Depression, in this blog I am going to share 4 of the best. 1. Activity Scheduling Research has shown that regularly engaging in activities that give us a sense of pleasure and achievement significantly improve our mood. When we feel depressed our natural inclination is to […]...

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How To Cope With Self-Harm – 3 Steps

 In this blog I am going to explain a 3-step approach to cope with Self-Harm. Self-harm is a discrete episode where someone intentionally harms themselves when distressed and that harm reduces the distress. The urge to self-harm is usually impossible to resist and those that harm themselves are frequently unable to tell anyone and if they do people are often unable to listen or understand. Self-harm is both a serious and complex issue and so needs a short-term, medium-term and long-term plan to tackle it. 1. Short term Plan […]...

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How To Deal With Exam Stress

In this blog I am going to describe 5 tips for dealing with exam stress and a 6th tip if you are a parent reading this trying to help your child. The first thing to remember is that a certain amount of anxiety and stress in the lead up to exams is normal and necessary. Nature has designed us to feel anxious and stressed when faced with situations where we must perform because, if kept at the right level, anxiety motivates us to prepare and then enhances our performance on […]...

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How To Tackle Bullying

by Dr Emma Gray - 15th May, 2018
How To Tackle Bullying

 In this blog I am going to describe a 10-step plan to tackle bullying. 1. Work Closely with your Child’s School Sooner Rather than Later The sooner you can start working with the school to stop your child being bullied the better. This may seem like an obvious thing to say but bullying is often a contentious issue and in the short term it can feel easier to put off dealing with it in the hope that the problem resolves itself. This rarely happens, so in the interest of […]...

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