The Importance of Routine During Lockdown

Britain has announced new, unprecedented shutdown measures in the fight against COVID-19. The majority of the UK now confined to their homes, and should only leave to shop for essential items, exercise once a day or for urgent medical care. Most of us agree that the measures are necessary, but it is a scary and confusing time for many and over the course of the next few weeks is sure to affect people’s mental health. For some it may be loneliness, isolation and feeling cut off from the world. Others are juggling work, childcare and home life all within a [...]

By | 2020-12-21T15:48:41+00:00 October 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Improving Mental Health with Mindfulness

If you’re feeling anxious and stressed out at the moment, you’re certainly not alone. A recent poll of UK adults found that even before social distancing measures as many as six in 10 people were experiencing higher than normal levels of anxiety. And post lockdown, it’s likely that even more people will be feeling panicked and unprepared for the coronavirus pandemic. In a series of blogs, we’ll be taking a more in-depth look at ways you can limit the negative impact of the current situation on your mental health. The first of these being the practice of mindfulness.   What [...]

By | 2020-12-21T15:48:19+00:00 October 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ways to Limit Self-Isolation Anxiety

With the recent government advice telling people to stay at home as much as possible to control the spread of COVID-19, there’s understandably a lot of fear around the topic right now. Those who experience depression and anxiety can often feel isolated even without the strict restrictions, and for the 5% of the population affected by health anxiety, it’s certainly a troubling time. Here are some ideas for those who are experiencing higher levels of distress, which could help you to relax and unwind. Of course, if you’re feeling very low it’s really important to seek the advice of medical [...]

By | 2021-01-04T14:27:21+00:00 October 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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