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Staying mentally well

 

The importance of resilience shouldn't be understated, especially as we make our way through these strange times. Lockdown, and slowly coming out of it, will have a significant impact on our lives. And going through so much change will cause heightened stress levels, even anxiety around difficult situations. That's why we created our Mind hub, a selection of articles to help boost your mental health. We want to promote positive mental wellbeing and provide ways in which you can adapt and thrive.

 

To do this, we've partnered with authorities in the field, including award-winning author Liggy Webb and mindfulness experts HeadUp Labs, the people behind the successful HeadUp health and fitness app. We've also worked with Olympic Performance Psychologist Charlie Unwin to create The Thrive Project, a step-by-step guide to help you unlock your mind's potential.

Managing anxiety

 

Child laughing in the rain

30/6/2022

 

A helping hand in the eye of a financial storm

 

Navigating a path through financial worries can be a lonely experience. Take a look at the practical support we can offer.

Colouring and me-time to help calm the mind

11/1/2021

 

6 creative ways to help calm your mind

 

Get creative and reduce your stress levels, with crafting, cooking, colouring-in and more. 

Drinking coffee to reduce stress

11/1/2021

 

5 ways you can reduce stress and anxiety

 

Be active. Connect with people. And three other ways you can help your stress levels as we head through this year.

Building resilience

 

Mum and daughter gardening to build resilience

6/4/2020

 

Dealing with change through resilience 

 

We're all experiencing a change of pace that may seem disruptive, overwhelming and, at times, exhausting. But we can get through it with resilience.

Mum and daughter home-schooling together

7/4/2020

 

10 tips for dealing with change

 

Liggy Webb has outlined 10 ways to deal with change throughout this hectic year, from embracing change through to having a plan.

Man opening his curtains, new day, new habits

7/4/2020

 

A chance to reset some habits?

 

We all have the routines that work for us, but they may have been disrupted over the past few months. That isn't a bad thing. Discover how you can reset some of your bad habits going forward. 

Boosting mental wellbeing

 

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19/7/22

 

How exercise encourages a healthy mind

 

Exercising is good. That's a basic statement. But why is it so good? It can help with stress. It can boost your mood. And it can enhance your brainpower. Ready?  

Growing vegetables indoors during lockdown

23/4/20

 

A guide to growing veg

 

Do it like Dylan Hartley, discover how you can grow both veg and your mental wellbeing at the same time with our hands-on guide. 

Lady watering the flowers in her garden

23/4/20

 

The mental wellbeing benefits of gardening

 

If you have a garden, make use of it. There are so many aspects that enhance positive mental wellbeing. We've even made a list! Please note, we do mention talking to plants. That's normal.

Two friends walking and chatting, enhancing mental wellbeing

29/7/20

 

Friends can boost mental wellbeing

 

Strong friendships can enhance your mental wellbeing in so many ways. Take a look and give them a try.   

Winter walks to improve mental wellbeing

11/1/21

 

Winter Wellness activity book

 

From checklist adventures for the great outdoors to fun puzzles on those wet wintery days.

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5/3/21

 

Sleep well - be well

 

Sleeping badly can impact your memory and your ability to concentrate. Here are some top tips on how to sleep well.

Harry Judd drummer from the band McFly

10/5/21

 

Your Mind and Nature

 

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, join Harry Judd, Dr Linda Papadopoulos and Michelle Ackerley for a discussion on mental wellbeing and its connection to nature.

Supporting mental health at work (at home)

 

Lady discussing her mental fitness on a video call

19/5/20

 

Lets talk about mental health

 

We need to remove the stigma. Your mental fitness is much like your physical fitness. It's not always at its peak, and that's ok.

Guy chatting to colleagues about mental wellbeing

19/5/20

 

7 valuable mental wellbeing resources

 

Does your company have a mental health initiative? Get a guiding light on workplace mental wellbeing with these 7 free resources. 

Man video-calling with colleagues about mental health

19/5/20

 

How to manage workplace mental health from home

 

Advice from experts on how to manage the mental wellbeing of yourself and your colleagues while out of the office environment. 

Talking to a financial advisor on the phone

14/7/20

 

Money & your mind: Easing the emotional burden

 

We've been through a lot in 2020, but there are ways to manage and there are people to help. Follow HeadUp's tips to ease the mental burden of money.

Group of men socialising and smiling

19/7/21

 

Don't Keep It To Yourself survey results

 

Our survey for males aged 18 plus questioned men’s reluctance when it comes to talking about - and dealing with - the tough issues they face. The results from over 850 respondents were discussed in a webinar by panel of celebrity and medical experts.

Experiencing grief

 

Bench by lake a place for reflection

19/6/20

 

Dealing with grief

 

Nothing can really prepare you for losing someone you love, but in this guide, we provide some support.

 

The Thrive Project

for your mind and body

 

Charlie Unwin Thrive Project Illustration

 

A three-part series to improve your mental and physical fitness, delivered by an Olympic performance psychologist.

 

Charlie Unwin has worked with some of the best, and now he's created a guide to help you during these pretty tough times in lockdown. Enhance your mental and physical wellbeing in three articles, broken down into manageable chunks, accessible to everyone.

 

Let's get started.