How to recognise when a worry or negative thought spirals into a mental health issue
October 23, 2023
We all worry about things from time to time, but what about when those worries start taking over your life? We explore signs that your mental health may be affected by a worry or negative thought spiral.
When to intervene if you’re worried about a loved one’s mental health
September 25, 2023
Have you noticed a change in a friend or family member’s behaviour or mindset? Maybe they’re isolating themselves, worrying more than usual or acting erratically. Here are some tips on how you can support them.
High-functioning anxiety isn’t a formal diagnosis, rather it’s a way that anxiety can manifest itself. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s not a serious issue with real consequences on your mental health.
Recognising and managing mental health issues, early on
April 17, 2023
If a mental health issue is left unmanaged, it's likely the problem will get worse. Recognising a mental health condition early on means you can put steps in place before it impacts your quality of life.
World Sleep Day: Why sleep is essential for your mental health
March 13, 2023
There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep. Most of us have heard this phrase many times throughout our lives and it’s true. But why is sleep so important, and exactly how does it impact our mental wellbeing?
We all have restless nights now and again, but some people regularly have problems with their sleep, and this is known as insomnia. Not getting enough rest can have a significant impact on our mental health.
Getting enough sleep – and sufficient quality – is important for maintaining good mental health. If you're having sleep issues, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has been shown to work well as a treatment.
Have you ever woken after a good night’s sleep with a fresh perspective on a problem or tough decision? The impact quality sleep can have on our mental health is being highlighted on World Sleep Day (18 March 2022).