Month: May 2015


Mindfulness for mental health

Posted on 15 May 2015 by Keith Lynch

In the final blog of our Mental Health Awareness Week series, Elaine Sketchley, Staff Counsellor, looks at how Mindfulness can help you retain and improve your mental health. “Mental health is a state of well-being in which the individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work
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Five Ways to Wellbeing

Posted on 14 May 2015 by Keith Lynch

Scientific evidence points to five steps that you can take to help improve your mental wellbeing: the Five Ways to Wellbeing, a set of evidence-based actions/activities you can do in your everyday life, both at work and at home. They are:     Connect – with family, friends, colleagues and neighbours to help develop a support network.  
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Are you depressed?

Posted on 13 May 2015 by Keith Lynch

In the third of our Mental Health Awareness Week blog series, Elaine Sketchley, Staff Counsellor, helps you to answer this question – are you depressed or are you experiencing something else altogether? We all occasionally feel sad and/or lacking in motivation. This is a natural response to life’s challenges. Depression, on the other hand, is
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Mental health, Wellbeing and Exercise

Posted on 11 May 2015 by Keith Lynch

Today is the start of Mental Health Awareness Week and in the first of a week-long series of blogs, Richard Jones, Cardiff University Sport, discusses the link between exercise and mental health, the potential benefits, and what you can do to get started. “Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional,
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