We have probably all had to find things to entertain ourselves with during lock-down, maybe a pre-existing hobby, or maybe we have tried to learn something new. But how many of us have really relaxed, really let go, done something that we may have done in our childhood. If not, why not? No better time than now.
The Mental Health Foundation works to prevent mental health problems and is the home of the #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek. This year, they have chosen Kindness as their main focus because:
Kindness. There is one golden rule. It comes in many forms and said in many ways. But, ultimately always means the same thing ‘do unto others, as you would have them do unto you’. This is a staple of life, existing throughout time, embedding itself into humanity. This saying, in its original form, can be traced back to the Holy Bible ‘Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you: do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets’ (Matthew 7:12)
Even though our stressless areas and activities are currently unavailable due to the current health crisis, we still want to help. During this time of self-distancing and self-isolation it is even more important to take care of our physical, emotional and mental health, as well as our general well being.
There is a vast supply of virtual activities already in place, prior to the corona virus outbreak; with more being introduced due to the current circumstance, many of which can be found through social media.
In this blog post we are going to give you some top tips to prepare for take-home exams.
17th-21st June 2019 is CCCU Staff Wellbeing Week and with the recent launch of the university’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework, it seems that more than ever we are understanding the importance of openness and empathy around mental health (MH). In this spirit, I’d like to talk a little about my own experiences with MH both within and outside of the workplace, and as June is Pride month I’d like to explore the parallels I can draw between existing in this society as an LGBT person, and as someone with depression and anxiety.