Saturday, April 20, 2019

Seasonal Allergies & Brain Fog

           It's finally spring! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the flowers are blooming. But this time of year also means...

Binge-Watchers Beware

With the ability to stream all of our favourite shows and movies anytime from the palm of our hands, its no wonder why so...

Growing Up With a Disabled Sibling

            Having a sibling who is disabled is not always easy. Whether it be the frequent appointments or the constant care and adaptations, much...

Caring When You Have OCD

What is OCD?             OCD, or Obsessive-Compulsive disorder, is a type of anxiety disorder. When someone has this disorder, they may experience obsessions, compulsions, or...

Quick Cleaning Tips for Carers

            It’s no secret that having a clean and clutter-free environment has a positive impact on people's overall health! Sometimes, though, if you are...

Bipolar Disorder

What is bipolar disorder?             Bipolar disorder is a type of mood disorder. People with the disorder have mood swings that can go from extreme...

How to Control Anger

As a carer, you are much more likely to feel stressed at times given the number of responsibilities that you have. Over time you...

How to Create a Dementia-Friendly Home

Living at home rather than in a care facility can have a very positive impact on a person who has dementia. Staying in a...

The Importance of Socialisation

            Humans are social animals. Whether you’re introverted, extroverted, or somewhere in between you still need a certain level of socialisation in life in...

Caring When You Have Parkinson’s

What is Parkinson’s?             Parkinson’s is a type of neurodegenerative condition that, due to nerve cell loss in the brain, causes a person to have...

How Meditation Can Improve Your Emotional Wellbeing

What is meditation?             Meditation involves a person focusing entirely on a particular thought, object, or action in order to train one’s consciousness and attention....

ADHD and Caring

What is ADHD?             ADHD, or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a type of neurodevelopmental disorder that typically impacts children and teens. However, the symptoms of...

Stress & Its Impact on Your Physical Health

            When we hear the word stress, we more than likely start thinking about all of the effects it can have on our emotional...

World Autism Awareness Week

This week (1st-7thApril 2019) is World Autism Awareness Week. Autism can mean so many things to so many people. It is not a one size...

Migraines

What is a migraine?             Migraines are more than just typical headaches. While there is typically a severe headache involved, there is also the possibility...

Teaching menstrual health to be compulsory in schools by 2020

Sex education has been compulsory in England since 2017, but there has been a public consultation about what should be on the curriculum. As...

Hospital Admission On The Rise For Self-Harm in Children

Recent NHS figures reveal that 3,988 youngsters between the ages of nine and seventeen were taken to hospital last year with self-harm injuries. This...

Financial Stress and Struggles

What is financial stress and what causes it?             Financial stress usually arises when a person is struggling with their finances and finds it difficult...

Chronic Pain

What is Chronic Pain?             Everyone experiences pain at one point or another. While it is normal to feel pain if you are sore after...

Stress

What is stress? Stress involves mental and emotional tension or strain that results from pressures in daily life. While stress is a part...

Substance Use and Addiction

What is Substance Use and Addiction? When the weight of stress becomes too much, people sometimes will turn to things such as drugs or alcohol...

The Internet – How it can help and hurt your mental...

In today’s world, the use of the internet is all around us. With things like social media and online gaming easily available at the...

The Health Benefits of Yoga

Top 5 Health Benefits of Yoga What is yoga? Yoga is a low-impact form of exercise that involves the use of meditation, controlled breathing,...

Top Tips to Help Improve Physical Health

Sometimes it can seem impossible to keep up with your physical health, especially with all of the typical day-to-day responsibilities of being a carer....

Finding the Balance

When caring for a loved one, it can be difficult to be able to find a balance between your role as a carer and...

Insomnia

Do you have trouble falling and staying asleep at night? When you do sleep, is it of poor quality, causing you to not feel...

Burnout

Burnout Sometimes when a person is caring for someone, they may begin to put their needs aside to ensure their loved one is taken care...

Loneliness

Sometimes having time to yourself can be a great thing, but prolonged social isolation can have some very negative effects on a person. When...

Young People: Improving Your Emotional Wellbeing

Young People: Improving Your Emotional Wellbeing Growing up is difficult for many young people. With changes developmentally, physically, and emotionally it is understandable for there...

Show yourself some love this Valentine’s Day

Show yourself some love this Valentine’s Day As a carer you can become accustomed to putting your own needs aside to focus on the needs...

Depression

Depression Depression affects people in different ways and there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to treating it. Sometimes you might not even be aware that you’re...

Seasonal Depression

Seasonal depression, or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) as it is technically called, affects many individuals each year as the days grow colder and darker....

Quick and Easy Self-Care

What is self-care and why is it important? Self-care, simply put, is caring for yourself. Practicing self-care allows for a person to preserve and improve...

RED January

REDJanuary REDJanuary is a community initiative run in conjunction with MIND. The aim of the initiative is to support mental health by doing something active...

Health benefits of walking

Health benefits of walking Walking is one of the best ways to get fit. Not only is it free but you can do it any...

Stay Well This Winter- Why have the Flu jab?

Stay Well This Winter- Why have the Flu jab? There has been a big push over the last few years, in schools, GP surgeries and...

Fit in Exercise

Fit in Getting Fit: How to incorporate exercise into your daily routine when time is not on your side Fitting exercise into our daily lives...

Prep and plan your meals in advance

I know; this sounds impossible – but meal preparation doesn’t have to be scary or time consuming. In fact, done right it can save...

Sit down to eat

Sounds simple, but so many of us are eating on the go, grabbing something on the run or eating whilst working/busying ourselves. Allow yourself...

Emotional First Aid

Emotional First Aid The PhD psychologist and keynote speaker Guy Winch has published a book,  ‘Emotional First Aid’. His TEDTalk focuses on ‘Why we all...

Financial Health

Financial Health Managing finances can be overwhelming, particularly if you are caring for someone and are relying on a sole or low income. Here are...

Pride & Periods – Free sanitary items in Suffolk Libraries

Pride & Periods – Free sanitary items in Suffolk Libraries Suffolk Libraries have launched their new initiative, ‘Pride & Periods’ whereby free sanitary items are...

Pharmacies

Pharmacies Many Pharmacies offer a delivery service for medication which can be very helpful.  Also, if you get regular prescriptions the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)...

Anxiety

Anxiety Living with Anxiety When we say living with anxiety this could mean all manner of things. It could be that you suffer with anxiety yourself...