Strengthening Connections

One thing that is really important when it comes to enhancing our mental health is often overlooked.  It is the connections (or relationships) that we have with others.  Strong connections give us the feeling of being supported……..safe.  They can form the foundation of our overall well being.  When we go through tough times, knowing thatContinue reading “Strengthening Connections”

Gratitude

Gratitude and gratefulness. We hear these terms so often in our lives though finding a definition is not as easy as it may seem. It is more than just saying thank you.   Gratitude can be seen as being one of many different things; an attitude, part of our morals and values, a habit, an emotion.Continue reading “Gratitude”

Reflections #1

Emptiness………. It’s a strange feeling and one that I know something about. I had it come over me today, just out of the blue. There were no warnings that it was coming, just all of the sudden I felt a wave of nothing. I like to call it the void. This place of apathy. I’veContinue reading “Reflections #1”

What can we do?

A key aspect to help develop our mental health and wellbeing is to keep learning. Embrace ongoing education and become lifelong learners. As with all dimensions of our health, we can put things into practice that support the growth and development of our mental health. There are so many daily practices that we may takeContinue reading “What can we do?”

The importance of mental health.

WHY? It can be such an annoying question, however, it is the question that we should always ask when presented with any type of information. When it comes to our understanding of mental health, we should critically reflect and think over the importance for us as individuals and for each other. Ask why, so weContinue reading “The importance of mental health.”

Understanding mental health.

There are a lot of misunderstandings when it comes to the term “mental health”. When we hear and see this term, many in society start to associate it with “suffering” (which is not a good term to use around mental health anyway) or with illness. With a term that we use every day, we needContinue reading “Understanding mental health.”

Introducing You Matter Too

You Matter Too is an online space that has been developed to help enhance mental health and build resilience. There are many spaces that focus on what society know as mental health issues or illnesses (depression, anxiety, personality disorders etc) but I wanted to create a place where people could develop their knowledge and understandingContinue reading “Introducing You Matter Too”