The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day is Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World. It is a topic of which I am deeply passionate, and is at the heart of my business: from delivering the 2-Day Youth Mental Health First Aid course, to research, to workshops in schools. Every generation faces … Continue reading World Mental Health Day 2018: Children and Young People. Why is there a ticking time bomb?
If you've struggled with eating disorders, you'll know all about that little voice: the one which is obsessed with numbers on a scale, nutritional guidelines and calorie counting. When it comes to exercise, not much changes. So often, to the mind of the person with anorexia or bulimia (or any ED that doesn't fit neatly … Continue reading Exercise after a history of Eating Disorders: it’s about resetting the goal posts.
It's the racing mind with thoughts that won't slow down. It's the compulsion to undertake lots of activities at once. It's the claustrophobia felt when surrounded by people. It's the fear of being alone. It's the need to escape from being indoors. It's the feeling of suffocation even when you're outside. It's … Continue reading Anxiety: from racing mind to irrational thoughts – an insider’s story.
Hi, I’m Emma! I’m a freelance trainer, consultant and writer in the field of mental health. I have experience of working in higher education and the charity sector. My areas of interest include young people’s wellbeing, mental health in the classroom, and the role of technology. As an Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid … Continue reading Why Should I Become a Mental Health First Aider?
With NHS waiting lists stretching into weeks and months, you may consider seeking treatment for your mental health difficulties in the private sector. Alongside shorter waiting times, you can often benefit from a wider range of support - from CBT, to EDMR, to hypnotherapy and nutrition. Dr Mark Silvert talks about how best to prepare … Continue reading How to prepare for your first appointment in private therapy
There is a certain comfort in feeling numb. In a world of chaos, it is one of the few certainties that exists. That weight, that heaviness; it is an unwelcome guest that you wish would just leave but you cannot bear to say goodbye. Why? That means vulnerability. You are truly alone. There is no-one … Continue reading Reflecting on Depression, from the Other Side
It is estimated that 50% of long-term mental health problems start by the age of 14, and 75% by the age of 18.  At £105bn, the social and financial costs of poor mental health on the economy are vast.  This includes lost productivity - absenteeism and presenteeism in the workplace – as well … Continue reading Children’s Mental Health – Why It Matters.