Tag Archives: Mental

Gratitude & mental health – leading purpose & performance coach reveals how being grateful can make you happier every day

Gratitude – does it work? Purpose and Performance Coach, Mark Whittle, will be offering weekly productivity hacks, lifestyle changes and tools to help you through the rest of lockdown  Gratitude practice might sound cheesy, but there is much evidence that shows how being grateful for what we have can make us happier and improve our mental health.… Read More »

Udderly delightful: How cow cuddling can relieve stress and boost mental health

In these Pandemic-changed times, availing of any form of feel-good therapy seems like a wise idea. The particular practitioner I am going to see has unusual colouring, with hair the colour of coffee macchiato and she’s a heavyweight in her field, tipping the scales at around 600kg. othing to concern Weight Watchers here because the… Read More »

Infant sleep problems can signal mental disorders in adolescents – study

Specific sleep problems among babies and very young children can be linked to mental disorders in adolescents, a new study has found. A team at the University of Birmingham’s School of Psychology studied questionnaire data from the Children of the 90s, a UK-based longitudinal study which recruited pregnant mothers of 14,000 babies when it was set up almost… Read More »

I’m worried the mental health of parents is under threat. Yesterday I Googled ‘is it postnatal depression or pandemic?’

Animals in captivity often display repetitive functionless behaviours. Watching my six-year-old pace the yard last week I felt a palpable grief for what he is going through. It reminded me of a haggard tiger I once saw in a zoo – not a place I think I’ll ever feel right visiting again after lockdown. he… Read More »