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Hypervigilance: what to do if you’re always ‘on alert’
6 Mins
September 26, 2022

Have you ever felt like your senses are on high alert or constantly in ‘survival’ mode, and you can’t relax into conversations with friends, for instance, focus properly on your work, or fully enjoy activities?

Processing feelings of grief and worry after the death of HRH The Queen
3 Mins
September 16, 2022

The loss of a key public figure can have a powerful impact on our feelings. We discuss useful starting points to cope with grief and manage feelings of uncertainty.

What is perfectionism?
6 Mins
September 5, 2022

Placing extremely high demands on ourselves to do things ‘correctly’ may be a sign of perfectionismHere are some ways to reduce how much your self-esteem depends on your accomplishments.

Are you thriving – or just ‘surviving’?
6 Mins
August 5, 2022

It’s very easy to find ourselves stuck in survival mode – especially after the past couple of years. By paying attention to our mental wellbeing, even when we’re 'OK', we can move forward to a more fulfilling life.

Am I having a panic attack, or an anxiety attack?
7 Mins
August 1, 2022

The terms ‘panic attack’ and ‘anxiety attack’ are sometimes used interchangeably, but the two things are not quite the same. In this blog, we’ll explore the key differences between them.

5 tips to avoid workplace burnout
5 Mins
July 11, 2022

If you feel physically and emotionally exhausted because of long-term stresses at work, you may be experiencing burnout. It’s important to address it - here are 5 tips to managing work-related stress.

Understanding triggers
5 Mins
June 27, 2022

A ‘trigger’ is something that sets off an emotional response of some kind in the body. Understanding why this response happens can help us to make sense of and manage what's happening.

Starting work after uni: do you have imposter syndrome?
6 Mins
May 16, 2022

Imposter syndrome is the feeling of not being ‘good enough' to do your job, and it’s only a matter of time before people notice! Here are some ideas for managing anxieties, doubts and negative thoughts...

Intrusive thoughts about suicide
6 Mins
April 18, 2022

Many of us will have had thoughts like "I can’t take this any more", or "It would be better if I wasn’t here". Sometimes these thoughts pop into our minds, without warning.

7 tips for feeling more confident
3 Mins
March 28, 2022

The Cambridge Dictionary defines ‘confidence’ as “the quality of being certain of your abilities”. The good news is that it’s possible to learn and build confidence, much like we can with a skill like communication.

Physical signs of anxiety: what does it feel like?
4 Mins
February 28, 2022

Racing or pounding heart, breathlessness, shaky legs, fluttery stomach, light-headedness…these are all symptoms we might experience if we have anxiety.

Anxiety around coming out as LGBTQ+
5 Mins
February 14, 2022

Coming out is often portrayed as a largely positive experience and, for many, it will be - but that doesn't mean you won't feel anxious about taking the step.