Category: With Audio

Assembling An ‘On The Go’ Coping Kit

A rucksack on row of clothes pegs.

Having things that help us cope at home is great – but what about when we leave the house? Many of us struggle with going outside. The world can be an overwhelming, sensory-nightmare, people-y sort of place. Assembling an ‘on the go’ coping kit allows us to have that little box, pouch or bag of…

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Our Favourite Mental Health Podcasts

Woman head back, mouth open, white earphones in ears.

When we’re feeling not-so-great, podcasts can be more accessible than the overwhelm of a TV show or the concentration required to read a book. The problem is, there are so many out there, that it can be hard to know where to start. We might quite like listening to podcasts that discuss mental health, but…

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Mental Health: When People Tell You How They Feel, Believe Them.

Telling someone how we feel can be daunting. Getting to a place where we feel able to speak to someone can take an awful lot of courage. It’s so important that when we do share, we’re believed. We cope with feelings differently People cope with things differently. Some are talkers, and it comes relatively easily…

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Mental Illness: Communicating When We Don’t Have The Words

Mobile phone on unmade bed.

When we’re struggling with our mental health, there’s often a message to communicate. To talk about it. But when we’re struggling to find the words we need to describe our thoughts and feelings, talking feels immensely difficult. Struggling with words It’s often tricky to put thoughts and feelings into words. It becomes even harder when…

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Carrying On When The World Feels Like A Hopeless Place

Sun shines on moss and small mushroom growing on slope.

Sometimes the world can feel like a hopeless place. If we struggle with our mental health generally, then reading and seeing awful things in the news can hit particularly hard. There are days when finding that hope can be a tricky task. Hopelessness Hopelessness weighs so very heavy. Breathing can sometimes feel like a superhuman…

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Answering Mental Health Questions From Young People

Two pairs of legs and feet on coffee table. Child in foreground, adult in background.

When young people ask us tricky questions surrounding mental health, we might not know how to answer them all. Here are some examples of tricky questions we’ve been asked with example answers. Hopefully, the next time a young person asks us a similar thing, we’ll have a head-start on thinking of an answer. How do we…

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Teen Mental Health In Tricky Times

Three teens sitting on stony beach with backs to the camera.

The last few years have been tough on us all, impacting everyone’s mental health. Teen mental health is no exception. Young people have faced some challenges that adults haven’t. Exam uncertainty, grade mishaps, missing peers just at the time when peer relationships become all the more important and coping with remote/not remote/a bit remote schooling….

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Navigating The Festive Juggle: When School Activities Add More “Stuff”

Navigating the festive juggle: When school activities add more "stuff".

As the festive season approaches, diary dates stack up, another “please could you bring/remember/note…” message seems to come through daily, and it’s never long before we feel the festive frazzle. We’re eternally thankful to all those who work so hard to put smiles on our children’s faces and create wonderful memories. But navigating it without…

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A Very Thoughtful Gift Guide: 2021

Christmas card: Be gentle with yourself this Christmas.

Just like that, the festive season is upon us again, and our feeds are filling up with picture-perfect families in unrealistically tidy spaces. For some, it really is “the most wonderful time of the year”, but it can also be overwhelming, emotional, and stressful. With that in mind, we’ve created this years’ thoughtful gift guide…

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Self-Care As A ‘Power-Up’

Super Mario standing with arms in air.

Many of us can relate to the ‘pendulum of self-care’. We’re feeling great, firing on all cylinders and self-care doesn’t feel half as important. And then it swings right back to the opposite end of the scale and it becomes everything. It becomes the tool that helps us to hang on by our fingertips, the…

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