Our roads are getting more and more congested; they’re struggling to cope with the ever increasing
number of cars, vans and lorries causing congestion and traffic jams.
We are constantly bombarded with reminders about self-care and self-love that it already seems a bit over the top.
Exam stress is on the rise. In the 2016/17 academic year, Childline delivered 3,135 counselling sessions on exam stress.
Since 1990, and around this time every year, Mental Health Awareness Week is celebrated. Every year a different theme is used to explore mental health care and how we might experience mental health problems.
Many people who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction believe that through their own willpower, they can overcome these monsters themselves.
Phil Barker, in his book Mental Health Ethics, writes that the world of psychiatry has helped propagate the idea that ‘choice’ is something that can be either given or facilitated by staff.
Thankfully over the past 12 months, the light being shone on mental health issues is brighter than ever before.
Fear is an emotion that science has proven to be basic to all human beings from birth.
Being mindful does not always come innately. All day long thoughts whip around our heads faster than race cars in the Indy 500.
With the start of the snooker season now in full flow, it’s fitting that we focus on the basic mental health preparation for professionals in the sport.