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How to Protect Yourself when Supporting Others (and how NOT to be a SPONGE)

When you’re taking on the role of a Mental Health First Aider, (MHFAider) a supportive friend, or in your role as a Manager, sometimes it can be easy to put your needs second.  When this happens, you can deplete your energy reserves pretty quickly. It could even affect your own …

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The Importance of GRIT (first published by Ethical Reading)

Someone asked me back in January, if I had a “word” for the coming year. As it happened, I DID!  My word for 2020 had been “Grace”, for 2021 my word is GRIT. What is GRIT? One definition is “perseverance and passion for long-term goals.”  I often have an image …

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5 Things you can do to reduce Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

We bring you 5 ways to prepare yourself for the coming season to give yourself the best chance of finding joy in the autumn/winter months  1. Notice the seasons change – be aware of how things look so very different – Autumn can be an outstanding time with it’s blazes of unbelievable …

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Being a Manager during Covid19

Managing staff in these Challenging times You are a Manager. Covid 19 has come along and impacted your team in many ways. Your workforce is working from home – as are you. How can you be a good manager in these unusual situations? Whilst you are a manager, one thing …

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Emo-Diversity – What is THAT??

  This is the Emotions Wheel It shows nearly 100 different emotions – and there are MANY more. So at it’s simplest level, Emo-diversity is recognising that as humans we are capable of a vast number of emotions. Emo-diversity is GOOD for our Wellbeing It isn’t reasonable to expect everyone …