Recovering from Post-Covid-19 Syndrome

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Since March 2020 words and phrases which we rarely thought of or had never even heard before started to become common place.  It started with ‘Covid-19’, ‘pandemic’ and ‘lockdown’.  A few months later others started to emerge such as ‘Post-Covid-19 Syndrome’, ‘long Covid’ and ‘long haulers’.  I’m going to stick with ‘Post-Covid-19 Syndrome’ in this … Read more

Celebrating Carers

7-13 June 2021 marks Carers Week in the UK, an annual campaign to raise awareness, highlight the challenges faced by people in this role and to recognise their positive contributions.  This year the campaign is particularly focusing on the unique challenges which carers have faced during the Covid-19 pandemic.  During this time many carers have … Read more

Anxiety

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According to an article by the Priory Group the word ‘anxiety’ is googled 21 times per minute in the UK which equates to about 30,000 times per day. That’s a lot of people feeling anxious and wanting to know more about it so I thought I’d dedicate this months blog to exploring why we feel … Read more

Resilience

Definition: The capacity to recover from difficult times After the events of 2020 it wouldn’t be surprising if you are starting the New Year feeling low on resilience.  During 2020, ‘resilience’ became an important word to me because I kept seeing examples of it everywhere I looked.  I saw my family and friends soldiering on … Read more

Mens Wellbeing

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November has arrived and all of a sudden there are lots of moustachioed men walking around – what’s going on? This month has been hijacked by Movember a fantastic campaign to improve mens health, especially in the areas of mental health, suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Rather than letting my moustache grow, I … Read more

Online Therapy

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Over the past twenty years the internet has become an increasingly important part of our daily lives. 2020 has made me realise how grateful I am for all the things I can do online – shopping, socialising, learning, banking and exercise classes – so why not therapy too? The therapy world has come a long … Read more