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Mental Health

What is Wellbeing?

Even every aspect of your life influences your state of wellbeing, some people believe that wealth is a fast track to happiness. Various international studies have shown that it is the quality of our personal relationships, not the size of our bank balances, which has the greatest effect on our state of wellbeing. Wellbeing is…

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About Mindfulness

Mindfulness is paying attention to what is happening moment by moment. It can boost emotional and physical wellbeing, and help with stress, anxiety, and depression. Mindfulness can help children handle the stress of study, work and play as they get older. Our minds are constantly active. You might watch television – but also thinking about the…

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Mental Health Condition – Telling your Story

One of the most powerful things you can do is talk openly about the personal experience of a mental health condition. Talking about mental health conditions helps to change negative attitudes and stereotypes. You might be surprised by how many of your workmates have also experienced a mental health condition at some point in their life…

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About Depression in Men

Depression is a mental illness that can affect men of all ages and backgrounds. It is very common, around one in eight American men experience depression at some stage in their lives. When men have depression, it is much more than a temporary bad mood that lasts a few days. Rather, depression is a long-term condition…

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Working while you have a Mental Health Condition

Everyone’s mental health varies during their life. Mental health exists on a broad continuum or range, from positive healthy functioning at one end, through to severe symptoms or conditions that impact on everyday life and activities at the other. Your mental health is not fixed or static but moves back and forth on your own…

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Depression and Regular Exercise

While we all feel low, sad or moody from time to time, some people experience these feelings intensely, for long periods of time, seemingly with no clear reason. Depression is more than just a low mood, it is a serious condition that has an impact on both physical and mental health. One in eight men…

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Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia

Panic disorder is not the same as anxiety or a single panic attack. Symptoms of panic disorder include frequent and unexpected panic attacks. Most people experience anxiety and up to 40 percent of us have a panic attack at some stage during our lives. People who have recurring panic attacks are more likely to have…

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Our Lifestyle and Wellbeing

Getting enough sleep, eating healthily, exercising regularly, and avoiding alcohol and other drugs can help you keep your mental health on track, and improve your overall wellbeing. Exercise Exercise is one of the most important things we can do for our health and wellbeing, but sometimes even with the best of intentions, exercise can slip…

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Warning Signs of Suicide

Almost everyone who is thinking about suicide will usually give warnings or signs to people around them. The best way to prevent suicide is to recognize these warning signs, take them seriously and act on them. A person might show they are considering suicide in how they feel, talk and behave. How they feel and…

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Types of Depression

Major Depression (Major Depressive Disorder) Major depression is the technical term used by health professionals and researchers to describe the most common type of depression. This type of depression can be described as mild, moderate or severe. Melancholia Melancholia is an older term for depression and is still sometimes used to describe a more severe…

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