Mental health

Mental health at work

Can you call in sick if you’re mentally unwell? Should you tell your boss if you’re struggling? This article will help you better manage your mental health at work.

R U (really) OK?

Asking ‘are you OK?’ has become an invitation for people to share their feelings and struggles – but if someone isn’t OK, would you know what to say (and do)? We help you figure out whether you are, really, truly OK, what to do if you’re not and how to help someone who’s struggling.

Happiness is not hard but it is not that easy either

Happiness comes easily in childhood but in adulthood, stress and time constraints can make it seem elusive. Positive psychologist Dr Tim Sharp, aka Dr Happy, explains the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to their happiness. 

Colour can change your mood

The idea that colour influences mood and behaviour is so engrained in our culture that we assume it’s fact. But much of the evidence is anecdotal.

Can your gut bugs explain your mood?

The link between gut microbes and the brain was suspected over 20 years ago. At the time, it was dismissed as little more than a curiosity. Times have changed.

Stop chasing happiness (and it may find you)

"I can't do this." "Everyone else is more confident than me." "People will soon find out that I’m not smart enough." Does your mind ever torture you like this?

Calm the busyness with mindfulness

When you're too busy, the last thing you probably think of doing is taking time out for some mental relaxation or meditation.

The proven benefits of mindfulness

Mindfulness meditation has been shown to create positive changes in brain function, improve concentration, mental clarity, emotional intelligence, etc..

Mindfulness techniques

Meditation and mindfulness techniques require no equipment, no cost, and can last anywhere from 30 seconds upwards.

Mindfulness 101

Mindfulness is emerging as one of the most powerful weapons against stress and our modern distracted, busy and information-overloaded life.

Adopt the mindset of an athlete

We’re not all going to the Olympics, but we can call benefit from an athletic mindset. Here are 5 tips to help you think like an athlete and start ticking off goals.

Reduce your risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, depression and anxiety with this simple action

Prolonged sitting, ie sitting for long periods of time, has been found to increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes and even early death.

Dealing with pain - Simple strategies to live pain free

Pain is your body's way of telling you that something's up! Learn how to deal with pain (medicine free).

What does wellbeing mean to you?

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Well-being to me means being tuned into yourself, aware of your body, your mind, and your heart, finding the connection between the three, and regularly making sure they all are taken care o...

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