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  • How to Manage Anxiety During Lockdown

    By Siobhan on November 10, 2020
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    As we enter the second lockdown of the year many of us find ourselves stuck at home (again). While some are embracing the change, some of us are feeling a little frazzled and may be struggling with our mental health. Here are six simple changes we can make to help us improve our mental health during lockdown. 1. Manage your […]
  • What is the Menopause and can Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) help?

    By Siobhan on October 16, 2020
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    This year, World Menopause Day is the 18th October. The aim of the day is to provide support to women who are going through menopause and to raise awareness of the menopause and the support options available. My experience of the (peri)menopause thus far is that it’s an exhausting, lonely, scary and overwhelming place to be. The menopause and perimenopause […]
  • How to look after your mental health when working from home

    By Siobhan on September 25, 2020
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    This week, the government announced that due to coronavirus cases spiking across the UK, anyone who could work from home, should do so. The latest guidelines suggest that these new coronavirus restrictions for England could last for up to six months. With this in mind, it is important to note that working from home for long periods of time can […]
  • How to Support Children Returning to School After Lockdown

    By Siobhan on September 2, 2020
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    As the new school term fast approaches, anxiety levels of students, parents and teachers are rising. Here are some straightforward suggestions from ‘Nip in the Bud’ on how to deal with any potential anxiety children may experience upon returning to school. Uncertainty This is a very uncertain time and although it would be great if we could make Covid disappear […]
  • How to Avoid Being Psychologically Destroyed by your Newsfeed

    By Siobhan on March 16, 2020
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    The past couple of months have been awful, in terms of what I have been seeing in my newsfeed - storms Ciara and Dennis, flooding throughout the UK, Brexit, Megxit, coverage of the Weinstein trial, the sudden death of Caroline Flack and the Coronavirus amongst others. I’ve been thinking a lot about the mental health impact of a steady stream of […]
  • What Do I Do When Someone is Suicidal?

    By Siobhan on October 8, 2019
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    World Mental Health Day is on October 10th and this year, the theme is Suicide Prevention. EVERY 40 SECONDS, SOMEONE LOSES THEIR LIFE TO SUICIDE. There are more deaths from suicide than from wars and murder together! Let’s just take a moment to let that sink in … Furthermore, for each suicide it is suggested that there are more than […]
  • Finding a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and the importance of Accreditation

    By Siobhan on September 29, 2019
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    Over the last few years there has been an increasing demand for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). At the time of writing, the psychotherapy profession is unregulated. What this means, is that anyone can call him or herself a Cognitive Behavioural therapist and anyone can say that they provide CBT (whether they have had appropriate training or not!) Incredibly the title […]
  • Why your 8-12 year old isn’t sleeping

    By Siobhan on April 29, 2018
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    Over the past couple of months I have been party to a number of ‘playground conversations’ with parents concerned about various sleep struggles their children are experiencing and the knock on effect it can have not only on their day to day functioning but also family life. So, what can you do to help your child fall asleep easier and […]
  • When Mother’s Day Hurts

    By Siobhan on March 9, 2018
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    Mother’s Day is observed by many as a joyful occasion, a time when hardworking mothers have a chance to put their feet up, relax, be treated to breakfast in bed or special lunches and dinners. We might receive gifts lovingly chosen or perhaps handmade by our children and partners. We may put time aside for visiting or talking to our […]
  • New Blog Section

    By admin on February 21, 2018
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    We have added a new blog section onto our website – here we will add new content so please check back. Siobhan