10 posts

Parenting a bereaved teenager

Teenagers are moving between childhood and adulthood and dealing with all the changes that this brings. It can be a period of fun and excitement but also confusion, anxiety and difficulty. Bereavement at this time can compound and exasperate existing negative emotions or coping styles. It can be difficult for […]

Mind your mind this year

January, typically a time of healthy eating, exercise programmes and good intentions. It’s also a time when many of us look to improve our mental health. Whether it’s because of a new year’s resolution or because of a desperate need after a difficult Christmas, it’s extremely common for people to […]

The power of therapeutic writing

For most of us, day-to-day writing is confined to mundane things like shopping lists, text messages, e-mails, birthday cards, social-media updates and possibly keeping a diary – the kind where we write down where we need to be and when we need to be there. But other forms of writing […]

Which support is the right support?

Finding the right type of mental-health support can be difficult. Many areas within the psychological services can seem very similar and overlap in many ways. The range of terminology out there can be confusing to say the least. Add to this that we usually only look for this help when […]

Living with the death of a child

‘Life changes fast. Life changes in the instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends.’ (Joan Didion)   The time after a death is often called the mourning period, and people are said to be in mourning or to be grieving or bereaved. Regardless of […]

Are you an emotional eater?

Do you worry about how much you eat? Do you believe you are overweight? Do you feel bad about yourself and your body? Do you eat when you are sad, happy, stressed, lonely or angry? Do you believe that if you could get your eating under control everything would be […]

Supporting a friend through grief

Have you ever regretted not being more helpful and supportive to a friend who is grieving? If your answer is Yes to this question you are not alone. Bearing witness to a friend’s grief can leave a person anxious, tongue tied, upset and uncomfortable. It is common following a death […]