Author Archives: Anne-Marie

Happiness – Can Science Help us to be Happier?

Believe it or not there are Universities around the world studying the Science of Happiness. Now that is a pretty amazing job right there.  So what have they discovered about happiness that translates into making us happier? One of the easiest ways science (and ancient thinking for that matter) helps us to see happiness is […]

This is going on right now… and it is simply WRONG. We can do better.

What’s the current situation in our Mental Health system? You, or a loved one, become seriously mentally unwell. You would think that if admission was needed to a psychiatric unit, that would happen. However, this is becoming increasingly unlikely.  30% of psychiatric beds have closed in the last 10 years.  So what you are likely […]

Construction Industry – shocking facts you may not know

As someone without any inside knowledge of the construction industry, but with a keen interest in Wellbeing at Work, I thought I would take a look at the statistics for suicide rates by occupation, to see if there was anything to learn – see what the facts were. The results were STARTLING – and not […]

Talking about mental health – why do we avoid it?

It’s Monday morning – on Saturday night you had a panic attack for the first time – which left you feeling terrified. Your worst fear? – it might happen again You struggle into work – everyone is chatting about their weekend. Someone went to a great birthday party, someone got a new dog, someone’s car broke down. Someone had a toothache […]

Mental Health First Aid – who is it for?

Who needs mental health first aid training? Many people will benefit greatly from this training such as… A Volunteer? Employee? Employer? Councillor? Friend? Colleague? A Manager? Charity? Business? A Teacher? A Doctor? Another Professional? Receptionist? MP? Yourself? Mental health is EVERYBODY’S business. Including yours – looking after our own emotional wellbeing is really important. Not sure who would benefit […]

Part 2 – All About Life Coaching

Part 2 (of Two Blogs) Answering Questions About Life Coaching What are Life Coaching sessions like? Life Coaching can be challenging and often fun; it is often surprising – in an interesting way.  It will make you think – again, in an interesting way. Everyone is such a unique and special person within the Life Coaching […]

Spring clean your life – How? With Life Coaching!

Part One of a two part article. Does the arrival of Spring make you feel like having a spring clean?  What about having a Spring Clean of your LIFE? Life Coaching can really help with this. If you are not familiar with Life Coaching here are a few questions and answers that might help you […]

Who benefits from Mental Health Recovery work?

WRAP Part Three – For anyone completing a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) the future is much more positive. The work that is necessary to build a really robust and comprehensive WRAP will pay dividends going forward. It is also important to say that this is a work-in-progress for the rest of your life – as reviewing what […]

WRAP – How to Live well with Mental Illness

WRAP Part 2 – Living well with a mental illness can definitely be achieved; managing a mental health condition can be achieved; your hopes dreams and ambitions can be achieved. In order to do this you need a plan – you need a Wellness Recovery Action Plan, as I discussed in my previous Blog. So what does a […]