Mental Health Awareness Week

We all have mental health and just like our physical health we need to look after it. However sadly for people with mental health issues there can be a real stigma around talking about it. This can make it harder for them to get the help and support that they need. It is also ridiculous. If someone said they had broken a limb or had a serious physical illness people would offer support and show concern.  It is therefore strange that when someone is feeling depressed they get treated as weak or told to pull themselves together. Thankfully there does seem to be a real shift and things are improving. This week is Mental Health Awareness Week so there is a lot of information out there at the moment. To find out more I would recommend looking at the following websites: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week  https://www.headstogether.org.uk It is important that we encourage everyone to talk to someone about how they feel. This could be to a friend, or family...
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3 powerful words to use daily

  There are numerous combinations of 3 words that have powerful meaning and consequently make us feel good. We all love hearing “I love you”, and many people think these are the most powerful words we can use. However, over the last couple of years I have seen firsthand the impressive impact of the phrase “I am enough”. You will all have heard it. Some of you will have seen the brilliant Brene Brown’s Ted talk covering it, if not you can watch it via https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability  Marisa Peer also uses them as an important part of her therapy, as do I, and it is remarkable the impact of them. Most of us at some point during our childhood sadly stop believing it and don’t think we are good enough. Whether that is to pass our exams, to get the guy/girl, to get a job or promotion, the list is endless. This lack of self belief often becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. However...
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