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January 15th 2021
Telephone counselling is a great way to get in touch with a mental health professional at a time that is convenient for both the client and the therapist. Telephone therapy is also an excellent way to give people who do not have the time or ability to participate in face-to-face sessions the help they want. In this article we talk about how to get telephone counselling and therapy, when and where you need it, and we will also discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages of this type of therapy.Telephone...
September 29th 2020
People who live with addiction are not weak, they are actually some of the “ Strongest” people who live a daily battle of feeling driven to addiction, compelled to act in ways that fill them with a deep pain, shame and guilt. Having an addiction is not an easy “free ticket pass” to act in any way you like and just not care about the consequences. It is a living nightmare for people who struggle with having their lives and free will stolen from them in the name of whatever addiction plagues...
July 22nd 2020
The word “loss” immediately makes me think of bereavement and my heart goes out to anyone facing bereavement, every single time. It can be complex; heart wrenching, sudden, shocking and a whole mixture of things that as humans we sometimes feel strangely ill equipped to deal with.  That’s the thing about being a human isn’t it we know all our lives that losses and grief will occur, but so often is the case, nothing can ever really prepare you for it when it arrives.We are getting much better at...
July 8th 2020
Confession number one: I get stressed and I am a counsellor…hello my name is _____ and I get stressed! I want to start by admitting that sometimes I feel so stressed it is like every cell in by body is vibrating in a very non-comfortable kind of way, and not just that but any more vibration and I swear I might explode! Here I am in this skin of vibrating cells like the shaken champagne bottle with only the cork to keep me together, to keep all that vibrating, shaking, stress in. That feels better act...
July 1st 2020
Racism can happen anywhere and at anytime. Racism can be direct or indirect, both having a potential to detrimentally effect the person on the receiving end. Being treated unfairly, being made to feel “less than” or “different” can effect your mental health. This article discusses some of the ways that you can counteract the effects and get some support. Here are four things that you might like to consider if racism is affecting you and your mental health: Validation is a crucial part of m...
April 27th 2020
We are social creations by nature; we desire to create a social circle that provides us with enough support and safety to meet our needs. When we separate from this social element, we go into survival mode as we feel vulnerable and distant from society, and this is why many of us are struggling to overcome loneliness during self-isolation.When we move away from our normal social activities, feeling lonely and vulnerable is common, and it can even affect our mental and physical well-being. When we refer to l...
April 17th 2020
The Mental Health Blog Awards is back in its third edition, and we're honoured to be able to sponsor this event again this year. The event organised by Mike from Mike's Open Journal is running 100% online this year due to the coronavirus outbreak. Since its first edition, the MHBA has gathered some of the most engaged bloggers in the field of mental health. The Awards will take place on the 25th of July, and if you're interested in joining online you can book your tickets here.  VOTING IS NOW...
March 10th 2020
Following the growing concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, we've asked one of our therapists to tell us how to support someone that is experiencing anxiety because of this situation.  Transcript of podcast:Hello, this is Emma, I hope you are well. This is a recording about some of the best ways that we can support people through anxiety or situations that are topical for us as a society which may induce more fear and anxiety in certain people. And something that is really topical at the moment...
December 1st 2019
 Instant Counselling is a digital service that allows users to call a telephone counsellor without the need to make an appointment or to take on a subscription. However, for some looking to follow structured telephone therapy, a monthly counselling subscription is probably the most cost-effective option, and it would also mean that the user would not need to change customer codes at each time they call their telephone counsellor. For this reason, we’re launching a monthly subscription to te...
May 2nd 2019
Becoming a parent is a massive change in someone’s life, and this can have an impact on first-time dads too. Most of the time, the focus tends to be on the new mother, and this is normal since it is the mother who experiences the most significant physical and mental changes. Men’s mental health and wellbeing during this transition period to fatherhood is a significant public health issue. However, this topic has been commonly overlooked by literature and mental health practitioners. In this post, we wil...
December 29th 2018
This is the time of the year when a lot of people start thinking of their new year goals. Let’s be honest now, how often do we get within reaching distance of New Year with a head filled of the most amazing plans and goals for the pending cure all that is New Year’s Day? There is something about the start of another year that feels like an incredible reset! Such hope, massive amounts of drive and passion to make this year different to last, finally this will be your year! The trouble with this is t...
December 15th 2018
Christmas is traditionally a time of family, togetherness and love. But for some of us, life has happened and things are not as they once were. Perhaps we have lost someone special, maybe we are separated from our spouse or spending this year without our children as we used to. Big life events can happen that change the way we feel about Christmas past and Christmas present. At times like this no amount of Christmas cards, glossy television adverts or general festive cheer can impact on how we feel, an...

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