What is stress?

All of us, at some point or another, feel stressed. This could be triggered by anything from money worries, to an argument with a friend or family member, to feeling overloaded by work, but the result is the same – we feel under abnormal pressure. This, in turn, can...

Why we shouldn’t be alone

For many of us, family and friends are important. They make us feel supported and included and can give us someone to talk to if we’re feeling a bit pressured. Not only can they help us sort out how we feel by talking, they give us someone to be with for fun and...

What is Anxiety?

We all experience anxiety at some time or another. We feel, tense, worried or even afraid, especially about things that are about to happen or are going to happen in the future. Some anxiety when we’re coping with life changes or stressful events is to be expected....

The Power of Talking

It might seem obvious but talking to friends and loved ones about our feelings can really help us manage good mental health and give us and others support when we need it. Often people have the idea that talking about feelings is a sign of weakness – that we should...

Wellbeing, mental health and food

Wellbeing, mental health and food We’ve all heard the old expression ‘you are what you eat’, and traditionally we’ve tended to think it refers to our physical health. However, research increasingly suggests that what we eat may also affect our wellbeing and mental...