According to the University of Derby course on the topic, nature connectedness (the feeling of being mentally, emotionally connected with nature) can improve our wellbeing. What this means is that at times when our access to the outdoors is limited, we can practice that sense of connection with nature at home. Here are my five top tips on how to do that.
“The Wisdom of Trauma” documentary featuring the life, work and impact of the work of Dr Gabor Maté, a significant voice in trauma and addiction therapy, is currently available for preview online for a small donation (until this Thursday).
How much do you know about empathy? Happy National Empathy Day! Happy Pride Month! Here, this month is a time of reflection about the diversity of expression and kindness that unites us in the UK. So what is empathy? Often confused with sympathy (feeling sorry for others), empathy is an ability to step into the other person’s emotional space. It is an ability to feel with them. We can do this in …
Announced today, the update of the Mental Health Act in the U.K. means significant improvements in supporting the rights and freedoms of people struggling with mental health challenges.
Here is my response to the Social Dilemma docudrama with useful links to more reviews, trusted people and digital wellbeing tips for people working with children and youth. Let me know what is missing…
Yesterday was the World Suicide Prevention Day – in the UK and around the globe.
Activists are often consumed by how others feel — and can forfeit their own safety and/or wellbeing in the process. Learning how to reset, re-energise and maintain good mental health is a basic need for an activist to truly be able to make a change, especially in a noisy online world where causes and movements vie for attention.
Today I would like to invite you to the ProReal VR environment and its use for mental health treatment.
We have looked at general trends and insights about virtual reality earlier this month, so now I would like to narrow down the practical use of this new, still fast-growing technology, for mental health support.
Lewis Wedlock is a mental health activist and social psychologist from Bristol. He works for Project Zazi, a project by OTR Bristol that deals with young BAME people’s mental health experience through therapy and activism. He is also the creator of Pinpoint Academia, a university facing a personal development project that helps students locate and work towards their versions of success.