Sleep benefits

Posted on May 17, 2019 at 11:54 am


Sleep-zzzzz. We all know how important sleep is for our physical and psychological health, but how many of us follow the guidance and get good sleep? It is very easy for our sleep duration and quality to reduce as our lives get very busy and full of ‘things to do’. It is also equally easy […]

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Physical Health and Feel Good Exercise

Posted on March 5, 2019 at 3:07 pm


We all know exercise is good for our physical health. However, there is ample evidence that it also helps our mental health. It is helpful in Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Dementia and many other psychiatric disorders, and reduces stress. It helps to calm us, increases energy, improves focus, improves memory, addresses sleep difficulties and boosts self-esteem. […]

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The Anxious Classroom: Helping an anxious child

Posted on February 5, 2019 at 3:06 pm


“Present fears are less than horrible imaginings”Shakespeare, Macbeth Act 1, Scene 3 They say everyone grieves in different ways, but somehow we expect anxiety to have one face. When I first became a teacher I was unprepared for the range of presentation I would encounter in the classroom, including dealing with many an anxious child. […]

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Depression

Posted on February 5, 2019 at 2:47 pm


‘Sometimes it is heavy…like you’re carrying an elephant. Sometimes it’s dark…you wonder if you’ll ever see light. Sometimes it’s bleak…you wonder if you’ll make it through. And some days there are no words to describe it.’-Tonia Funk Brassell In Depression, the individual suffers from depressed mood, loss of interest and enjoyment, and reduced energy leading […]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Posted on February 5, 2019 at 2:20 pm


There are a number of young people and adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, otherwise known as ADHD, and the numbers are only increasing, which has an impact on their home life, learning, work and friendships. Some people feel they just can’t relax, their head/body is always busy and racing, difficulty with attention/concentration etc. ADHD […]

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Anxiety

Posted on February 5, 2019 at 2:09 pm


“Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.” Arthur Somers Roche We all have feelings of anxiety every now and again, for example during exams, job interview, illness etc. These are usually transient; your resilience kicks in and you […]

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