8 Strategies for Helping your Anxious Child

When I speak with parents and carers about their child’s anxiety, the parent/carer is rarely without anxiety about their child’s anxiety. “What do I need to do to help them?” “Am I making it worse?” are familiar questions. In this blog I give 8 strategies which, when used consistently, can promote emotional awareness, communication and reduced worry and fear; for the parents, carers and children

Concerns around Joining a Therapy Group

Starting therapy can feel like a huge up hill struggle, add a group setting in the mix and you can be forgiven if you run a mile. However, group therapy is a brilliant option for many reasons yet, you may find you’re already talking yourself out of it. If that’s the case, I answer 6 common concerns from my inquiries in this blog post.

Handle with Care

Let me introduce you to a wonderful Tweeter I came across; Just a Girl. She is an amazing woman, and I’m sure on reading her story, you will also agree. Just a Girl is a mental health campaigner, columnist, tiara wearing cat lady. She’s had a really difficult time in the past few years and she has chosen to share it with you in this blog. Continue reading to hear of her abusive relationship, her addiction, homelessness and where she’s at today.

The Trauma of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Andy has written about the trauma of his obsessive compulsive disorder with grit and passion; explaining why he finds it difficult when people flippantly say ‘I’m a bit OCD’. Andy is a Media and Cultural Studies Graduate from Liverpool John Moores University, originally from Manchester. He loves writing, sports and the arts and is passionate about mental health awareness; especially concerning male mental health.  

Family Crest Activity

This is a fabulous activity to do with the whole family or with individual children. With a little creativity, it can be a really useful tool, whatever your aim. I have explained how to use the tool and have given some examples of how I may use it too. Make sure you get information like this by signing up to my newsletter for parents and carers!