Recent writing: Christmas and New Year

Unsurprisingly, the weeks around Christmas and the New Year were a busy time for writing about health. Throughout December and January I’ve written a lot about alcohol, food, diet, fitness, body image, and how to stave off the post-holiday blues. The festive period now feels like a distant memory, and January seems to be going […]

Time to Talk: How Do You Know Which Therapy Is Best For You?

Time to Talk Today, Thursday 2 February, is Time to Talk Day 2017. Time to Talk Day is an annual awareness raising day, designed to encourage people to start (and continue) conversations about mental health and wellbeing. If you’ve been thinking about looking into therapy, for whatever issues you’re dealing with, there’s no better time than right […]

RSCPP case study: Counselling for depression

Originally published at rscpp.co.uk: Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions, affecting 8-12% of people in the UK each year, and is the most searched for issue on RSCPP. Symptoms include long-lasting feelings of unhappiness and despair, and loss of interest in normal activities. In especially severe cases, depression can also lead […]

#UniMentalHealthDay: RSCPP therapists’ advice for students on managing mental health at university

Originally published at rscpp.co.uk. Wednesday 18 February is University Mental Health Day, an initiative organised by the University Mental Health Advisers Network (UMHAN) and Student Minds, to put the spotlight on the mental health of people living, studying and working in higher education settings. According to Student Minds, events will be taking place on over 50 […]