What is CBT?

What is CBT? CBT, or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a way to manage problems by changing the way you think and behave. It can be used for a variety mental and physical health problems but most commonly for anxiety and depression. It’s a collaborative talking therapy...

What is mindfulness and how does it work?

What is mindfulness and how does it work? Mindfulness is an increasingly popular way of enhancing our wellbeing. Basically, it refers to being ‘in the moment’ or maintaining an awareness of what we’re thinking and feeling, our bodily sensations and our environment...

What exactly are panic attacks?

What exactly are panic attacks? Everyone responds to fear, danger, excitement and stress. It’s a perfectly normal response and actually helps to keep us safe. However, when our response becomes exaggerated it can lead to physical symptoms that result in a panic...

Managing Anger

Managing Anger We all experience anger at times for all sorts of reasons and it’s a perfectly normal, healthy emotion. In fact, anger can help us to defend ourselves, motivate us to change things or even identify problems that we can then try to address.However,...

Helping others can help ourselves

We know that talking, exercise and a healthy diet can help us maintain good mental health, but what about the effect of helping others? Research suggests that when we help others – strangers or people we know – we actually do ourselves good. Our brains...