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Healthy minds: Self-help information for keeping your mind healthy

How to get a better night's sleep

Posted on November 2, 2017 by Helen Field
Can you believe that nearly two in five people in the UK aren't getting a good night's sleep? That's 38% of adults in the UK - this is the highest percentage out of the 14 countries analysed in a survey. Lack of sleep can have a detrimental effect on our health - for instance problems with sleeping have been linked to illnesses like Alzheimer's disease, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, colds and flu. Continue Reading

Finding more time to read

Posted on March 1, 2017 by Brynna Gabrielson
Previously we've written about the great effects reading can have on your wellbeing - it can help  reduce stress as well as help prevent cognitive decline in later life, not to mention reading has been linked to greater intelligence. Now you know why you should be reading, but of course there's the question of when you'll actually have time to do it. If you lead a busy life it might be tricky to find a spare few minutes to crack open a book, so we've got a few great suggestions to help you squeeze in a chapter or two. Read on: Continue Reading

Helpful tips to beat stress and feel more relaxed

Posted on January 25, 2017 by Helen Field
Relaxation doesn't always have to cost money. In fact some of the easiest ways to help you relax simply involve switching your mind from chaos to calm. Take a moment now to read this article and discover a few easy ways to beat stress and feel more relaxed. Continue Reading

Why is exercise good for our minds?

Posted on June 23, 2016 by Helen Field
Balancing the pressures of high demands in work with your busy family life can take its toll on your mind as well as your body, and it can have different effects on each of us. We should ask ourselves, 'what can I do to maintain a healthy mind?' Practicing mindfulness techniques and eating healthily can boost your wellbeing, as can exercise. This blog takes a look at the surprising effects exercise has on the mind and the science behind it. Continue Reading

Resources to support your mental health

Posted on May 20, 2016 by Laura Miller
Our research has found that we are just as worried about stress/anxiety as cancer when considering our future health concerns. Taking care of our mental wellbeing is just as important as looking after physical health. There are a number resources out there that can offer advice and support to manage your mental wellbeing, here are a few worth looking at: Continue Reading