Tag: Mental Health

Overcoming depression and anxiety…

According to national statistics, 1 in 4 people in the UK have or will experience mental health difficulties. That is a staggering number of people! In my own life journey, I have been managing my own mental health difficulties since 2013. Before then I had symptoms of what I know now to be depression and

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The BioPsychoSocial Model of Health

Ok, I know that sounds like a mouthful. But when you get into what it is, the model is actually quite simple. I promise! The BioPsychoSocial Model (Engel, 1977) basically states that our health is a combination of biological, psychology, and social factors. Simple! It originally came about as a challenge to traditional ideas that

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Self care: What it is, and what it isn’t…

Whenever the phrase ‘self care’ gets mentioned, I feel like many people use it to justify unhealthy habits, because it makes them feel good in the moment. How many times have you gone to the shops, browsed the chocolate section and thought ‘Oh I’ll treat myself’. That, dear reader, is not self care. My point

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Reflection is the best medicine 😌

Sometimes you just have to stop, take a moment, and just be. In a world where we are so work driven, it is difficult to allow yourself to be present in the moment. There is always that project you need to get done, that deadline always nagging you at the back of your mind. The

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