Mens Mental Health,Motivation,Psychology,Self Esteem

Date : August 18, 2017Comments : 0

Are you afraid of change? 11 ways to overcome being afraid of change

Overcome being afraid of change can be a challenge for a lot of people, in fact, it is difficult for most people. The majority of people want a peaceful life and change and movement is not the easiest of things to experience particularly if you have had a lot of difficulties recently. In this blog post, we share 11 tips on how to change your life if you really want it to be different.  I hope at least one of these resonate with you.

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Mens Mental Health

Date : May 8, 2017Comments : 0

Men share their mental health stories

8 – 14 May 2017 is Mental Health Awareness Week – 7 days – 7 blogs -7 Mental Health topics

Today – Men’s Mental Health

There has been a fair bit about Men’s Mental Health in the media recently, thanks in part to the likes of the young Royals speaking out and musicians such as Professor Green and Stormzy sharing their experiences. Recently footballer Aaron Lennon was detained under the Mental Health Act resulting in a number of famous males talking about their own battles with the demons.

I cannot speak with personal experience for obvious reasons, so this blog belongs to three amazing guys I know who are doing their very best to raise awareness of the fact that mental illness is NOT a female only problem. Continue reading “Men share their mental health stories”

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Date : September 28, 2016Comments : 0

Man up…seek help NOW!

Man up! How many times does a man hear those words in his life when he is in emotional and/or mental turmoil after experiencing an untoward event? Men, in particular, are told to hide their emotions and ‘be strong’ but maybe this is why we are seeing a rise in horrendous stats of which kills men under 45 now isn’t cancer, it isn’t aids and it isn’t even heart attacks…it is suicide! In fact , according to  the independent on male suicide rates

“…of the 6,000+ British lives lost to suicide each year, nearly 75 per cent of those are male…”

 

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Social Media: False Friend?

You may be familiar with the phrase ‘Dunbar’s Number’, named after the anthropologist Robin Dunbar and coined in the 1990s.  Dunbar’s number refers to the probable limit to the number of social relationships a person can maintain effectively at one time, and is an interesting concept in the Internet age where many people’s  online ‘friends lists’ can number in the high hundreds.  What would you think Dunbar’s studies into human brain size and social grouping revealed to be the approximate maximum number of sustainable social connections?  300?  500?  Maybe 900?

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Positive Thinking

Some years ago I heard a story which gave me pause for thought, and which has stuck with me ever since.  A British ship was out in a foreign sea in rough weather, being battered from left to right all night by the wind, rain and waves.  Eventually, the storm became too much and the ship capsized, drowning all but two sailors who awoke the next morning to find themselves washed up on the sandy beach of a tiny island.  They found fresh water in the form of a stream, and several boxes of supplies washed up on the sand. Continue reading “Positive Thinking”

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Out With The Old ~ In With The New?

As you may expect with me being an online counsellor, I have a keen interest in technology and enjoy keeping up with developments in the technological world.  Indeed, as well as regularly flicking through therapy journals I am an avid reader of the ‘tech-press’, and follow developments with new products and services closely.  Today I purchased a new tablet computer, and so will be getting more familiar with its capabilities and new features over the coming days.  Continue reading “Out With The Old ~ In With The New?”