People who don’t suffer from anxiety have confidence in the world.  They trust in their own ability to cope during difficult times and know that whatever happens they will have the strength to get through it. For others, things that happen to them in life make them believe that the outcomes of situations may not […]

Struggling to Sleep?

For many of us, the struggle to sleep is caused by the weight of anxieties and stresses that we experience in our everyday lives.  We go to bed, taking our problems with us, and the persistent buzzing of our thoughts and the underlying anxiety of what may happen in the future stops us from nodding […]

Reflections on Christmas

So, I’m writing this in mid-November and already Christmas is upon us and the shops are filling up with gifts and decorations.  Very soon the Christmas music will be blaring out with Wizzard, wishing it could be Christmas Every Day. For many people, however, Christmas is not a happy time.  In fact, it could be […]

4 November – National Stress Awareness Day

“It’s not stress that kills us, it’s our reaction to it” –  Hans Selye The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of the effects of psychological distress in the workplace and of the many coping strategies and sources of help available. What is stress and why is it important? Stress is our body’s response […]

10 October – World Mental Health Day

According to the mental health charity Mind (, “Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year and in England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week”. Most of us ensure that we look after our […]