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Feeling anxious about getting a diagnosis?
5 Mins
January 23, 2023

It's important to get treatment from a healthcare professional. If scheduling an appointment or waiting to see a doctor may trigger anxious feelings about your health, here are some tips to help take the first step.

Back to work anxiety: Acknowledging the Sunday Scaries
6 Mins
December 19, 2022

After an extended time off some people will be looking forward to getting back into the swing of things at work, however for others it can be hard to get the motivation back. Hear some tips from the team at ieso.

Starting a conversation about mental health this winter
Online CBT
7 Mins
December 12, 2022

This winter, if you sense that a friend, colleague or family member is putting a lot of pressure on themselves or may be experiencing mental health-related problems, you may want to check in with them.

Feel like you’re missing the holiday spirit?
6 Mins
December 5, 2022

In the run-up to Christmas, it's a good idea to stop, breathe, check in with how you're feeling and consider how you can make the time enjoyable and relaxing for everyone, including yourself.

Awareness Days
5 Mins
November 28, 2022

The campaign behind this year’s National Grief Awareness Week (2-8 December 2022) is all about normalising grief, and getting the public talking about it.

Amber’s story: The hidden grief of being childless due to ‘social infertility’
Online CBT
7 Mins
November 21, 2022

Written by a member of our clinical team, based on her personal experience of ‘social infertility’. A relatively new term that describes women who are childless, but not by choice, and not due to any medical reason.

Money worries and mental health
Online CBT
7 Mins
October 24, 2022

In this blog, we’ll look at two strategies: getting the ‘what ifs?’ out of our heads, and problem solving where we can.

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.