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Learning to adapt

Struggle & success

Rachel Kelly Most of us prefer to follow a more predictable path and don’t like being rattled by unforeseen events. And, unfortunately, life feels especially unpredictable at the moment. The world is going through rapid and unprecedented change. We might in the past have relied on certain pillars of stability, be they religious, political or […]

Teaching kids to be kind to their minds

Struggle & success

Just because you’re young, doesn’t mean you don’t have worries, emotional health practitioner Jo Morton-Brown tells children. Using a collection of teddies to represent worries, Jo explains how talking about worries can help children manage them. She tells children how to be kind to their minds, and open themselves up to new ideas […]

Sticker on the mirror

Struggle & success

Imagine the wonderful feeling of being completely happy in the skin you’ve been given. Hopefully, you feel that already? Therapist and counsellor Cat Williams says that the difficulty we have praising ourselves might also be because we don’t accept praise well from other people. She says: “We might think we are just being […]

The ’thank you’ practice

Struggle & success

Yogi Divya Kohli shares a practice for when we need to break the cycle of negative thought. This practice gives you instant positive energy like a burst of joy. She calls the practice “thank you” and it combines gratitude and mindfulness into one great practice.

Mental wellbeing for young adults

Struggle & success

In this video for young adults, Jo Morton-Brown explains how stress can help us, but also how it can affect our wellbeing. Have you noticed any physical signs, like mouth ulcers or eczema? Jo explains how too much stress can be overwhelming. She suggests taking a pen and paper doing a mind dump […]

Setting boundaries when working from home

Struggle & success

Work is home, home is work. How do we set boundaries for ourselves at the moment? Wellbeing consultant Catrin Donnelly suggests we schedule regular time in our calendar for breaks, self-care, relaxation, or just a change of activity. This is particularly applicable if you have to spend a lot of time on video […]

Managing my eating disorder in uncertain times

Struggle & success

Emily Nagioff As we veer between possible lockdown scenarios and the overwhelming realisation that this ‘new’ normal is actually going to be our normal for a while, it’s easy to feel anxious. Not even just anxious though, panicking and desperate to exercise control over anything we can in light of a pandemic we can’t control. […]

Hitting a ‘six-month’ wall

Struggle & success

Are you feeling like you’ve hit a wall and lost your mojo? It could be that you’ve hit a six month wall, say researchers. Anna Percy-Davis has some advice for us to get through this period: starting with recognising the ‘wall’ and accepting we aren’t alone. Go easy on yourself, says Anna: your […]

Breath practice: it’s OK

Struggle & success

We are all experiencing a great deal of stress at the moment, so yogi Divya Kohli shares a practice to help us steady ourselves so we can meet the stress, and deal with it. You will examine where in your body you are feeling the stress or anxiety, acknowledge it, then intervene and […]

Walk and talk with Oliver!

Struggle & success

On World Mental Health Day on October 10, Head Talks’ founder Oliver Chittenden is putting on his rucksack and taking to the road. The mission is to go out and visit the people who make up our community at Head Talks. He wants to find out how you are coping/not coping, to share […]

New masterclass: mental wellbeing for children

Struggle & success

Emotional health practitioner Jo Morton-Brown works as a school counsellor, for kids aged 4 to 18. In our exclusive FREE new masterclass, Jo has recorded a chapter for each age group, to help children and young people understand how they are feeling so they can better help themselves. You can access the masterclass […]

Three breaths practice

Struggle & success

Yogi Divya Kohli has prepared a series of short in-the-moment-practices for us to do when we feel stressed or overwhelmed, or when our thoughts start to overcome us. Each practice will give us a tool that’s easy to remember and simple to do. The first one is called Three Breaths.