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 […]

How to live well with mental ill-health

WRAP Part One – So you have a diagnosis of mental illness of some kind. What happens next? It is likely that you will be offered medication and some kind of Talking Therapy – which is great. But what about living your actual LIFE? This was the question that a group of people with mental […]