Wellbeing Advent Calendar

Christmas gifts

I’m feeling generous, rather than giving you one festive blog this year I’m going to give you 24 …one for each day of advent! Think of it like opening a virtual window on your advent calendar and every day you’ll be treated to a blog post from the Forrest Rambles archives.  I’m going to share … Read more

Choosing a therapist

Therapy can be a life-changing experience but it’s not an easy process to engage in. Opening up to a stranger about your problems and vulnerabilities can feel daunting so it is vital that you feel safe, understood and confident in your therapist’s abilities. When looking for the right therapist, you could easily find yourself down … Read more

Talking about Depression

Black Dog

Depression is the most common mental health problem, with the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics suggesting that 1 in 5 adults in Great Britain experienced some form of depression in early 2021. Depression impacts the way people feel physically, the way they think and of course their emotions. Symptoms include feeling low … Read more

Forest Bathing

Press the pause button. Take a slow deep breath. Picture yourself in a forest. As you look up you see the trees towering majestically above you and the light radiating through the leaves. All around you is the sound of beautiful bird song. As you breathe in the air feels so clean and you can … Read more

Recovering from Post-Covid-19 Syndrome

Woman with face mask

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

Panther and cave man

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