Little ways to boost your mood
Mental Health

Little ways to boost your mood

There is plenty to be down in the mouth about at the moment- especially if you put on the news or scroll through social media.  Whilst the little things may not be able to change the course of a global pandemic, they can make a difference to how you feel and how you deal with the difficulties that may be going on around you Here’s some science backed ways that can make a wee difference to how your feel- 
Take a break
Mental Health

Take a break

Take time off, hug a tree or head to the seaside to enjoy your own version of a holiday - your brain needs a break.
Anxious about getting back to work in the new normal?
Mental Health

Anxious about getting back to work in the new normal?

Whilst the Sunday Scaries used to be limited to the end of the weekend feeling, we are now in a whole new world when it comes to the prospect of returning to work and what that means in terms of our mental and physical health. Self care and awareness of our own worries has never been more important. 
How does the New Normal feel for you?
Mental Health

How does the New Normal feel for you?

As we slowly start to emerge from lockdown, how can we rebuild confidence, positivity and support our mental wellbeing ? As a GP and a Mum and wife, I know only too well the anxiety we can face when we are about to take on the 'new normal’.
Anyone for a Round?
Mental Health

Anyone for a Round?

"The more I practise, the luckier I get" Gary Player With summer here and lockdown restrictions being lifted in outdoor sports, now might be a good time to head to your local golf course and play a round. Golf is good not only for your physical health but your mental and brain health too. 
Scrolling Habits in the time of Covid-19
Mental Health

Scrolling Habits in the time of Covid-19

Are you spending hours on end going down a rabbit hole on Twitter or on tabloid news sites?This is understandable, given the impact of COVID-19 and the impact it has had on all of our lives.
Feeling overwhelmed?
Immune System

Feeling overwhelmed?

With so much going on at the moment, we are all facing a new normal. Simple changes to our daily routines can make a difference to how we feel.
Simple ways to feel better- even in lockdown- part 2
Immune System

Simple ways to feel better- even in lockdown- part 2

Another Monday morning, another week staying in to stay safe. Feeling the pressure? Here's some suggestions to help your feel better.
Simple ways to try to feel a little better everyday - even in lockdown
Immune System

Simple ways to try to feel a little better everyday - even in lockdown

Get up for 5 minutes in every hour ( at least). Some clever watches or movement trackers might already prompt you to do this but you don’t need to have this to remind you to get up and give your self a jump start. Sitting for too long is health issue all on its own - you may have heard the phrase the sitting in the new smoking- so it is really important to beware of this at home.
Say Thank You
Mental Health

Say Thank You

Being Grateful for what we have helps support our mental health. And at the moment, we all need all the help we can get. The fear and uncertainty that surrounds our daily lives at present is challenging for everyone, and even more challenging if you already suffer with anxiety or conditions that affect your mental health.
Tips to maintain wellbeing, and reduce stress around the coronavirus and self-isolation
Mental Health

Tips to maintain wellbeing, and reduce stress around the coronavirus and self-isolation

It’s natural to feel anxious at times like this, when the news around the global coronavirus pandemic can feel overwhelming. It’s also highly possible that you, or those around you, if you’re self-isolating or working at home for an extended period of time may be prone to feelings of stress,  irritability, restlessness, boredom and loneliness.
Screen time and kids- does it matter?
Brain Health

Screen time and kids- does it matter?

A report released by Common Sense Media in 2017 states that 8 to 12-year-olds spend an average of 4 hours and 36 minutes every day on screen media.