To take control of our current situation, make sure we are following current advice, and avoid feeling distressed, overwhelmed or helpless, it’s important to first make sure we have the knowledge we need to make decisions and take appropriate action.
To this end, I have put this guide together as a humble attempt to reach out to as many of you as possible and help you support yourselves during these arduous times. The series of blogs that you can find links to below provide techniques and resources for more information and practical steps you can take to look after your mental health during this time of unprecedented change.
MePlusMe videos released to support students’ mental health, wellbeing and study skills during coronavirus pandemic.
In view of what is happening in the world at the moment, and given the unprecedented challenges that our students are currently facing, I decided to release all the videos that we have developed so far in an attempt to support young people at this time.
Keep the summer holiday attitude alive by holding on to little luxuries during your everyday life. Here is a list of ideas that you can try to implement straight away!
Have you ever decided that you like someone based solely on your gut feeling? (affect heuristic) Do you ever think that you’re sick even after receiving the all clear from the doctor just because you momentarily felt an unusual physical sensation? (confirmation bias) Have you ever smoked, gambled, drunk, or eaten chocolate and then decided […]
I often come across articles offering advice on how to find the right therapist. They usually direct you to assume a consumer approach and ask questions about qualifications, skills, cost, etc. These are sensible questions but the answers will not necessarily lead you to the right therapist. My advice is to find someone who cares.
As a society, we still stigmatise people who aren’t coping well and this means we sometimes fail to support those who most need it. But as mothers facing the difficulties that motherhood poses, you will know how important it is to take care of yourself. My Psychology Clinic is here to help you achieve this by offering psychological sessions and a crèche facility!
Supposedly you are crossing a bridge and you notice someone ready to end their life by jumping into the river – what do you do? And to complicate matters you are cycling with your 2-year-old child on the back of your bike – again, what do you do?
At what point was it decided that there are either strong women or soft women in this world? This categorical taxonomy is naïve, if not even dangerous. We are humans and all our traits are better depicted as dimensional scales. In other words, we are both strong and soft at different times in our lives. And this variation is what helps us to grow.
Some of you, for different reasons, may maintain some mental distance and an escape route when in a relationship. Instead of expressing your emotions, you supress them and you likely employ several strategies to achieve this.