Lockdown survival kit

It is fair to say this is the first time that any of us have lived through a pandemic. As we have kept in touch as a group over the last few months, first by telephone and now online together we have shared with each other how we have managed time apart, time alone, waysContinue reading “Lockdown survival kit”

Be Kind

Kindness is a subject we talk about often in the group. In fact we published a blog on this two weeks ago so we are delighted that it is the focus of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. We couldn’t agree more. The smallest acts of kindness can have a profound impact such as aContinue reading “Be Kind”

Be kind to yourself during Covid-19 Lockdown

The current social distancing guidelines and living in self isolation means that many of us will have had to meet with ourselves in these times.  Where ordinarily we would be with others we may now be alone, where we would find distraction and comfort in going to other places we are now at home.  WhereContinue reading “Be kind to yourself during Covid-19 Lockdown”

The time we Spring Cleaned the world

The world it got so busy There were people all around, They left their germs behind them, In the air and on the ground These germs grew bigger and stronger They wanted to come and stay They didn’t want to hurt anyone They just really wanted to play Sometimes they tried to hold your handContinue reading “The time we Spring Cleaned the world”

Supporting those left behind by suicide

When people’s lives are tragically impacted by suicide this can feel extra difficult because of the stigma which sometimes still exists in society.  People may feel they don’t know how to address it or speak about it.  It can feel very lonely, a disenfranchised grief and the impact on the person left behind can lastContinue reading “Supporting those left behind by suicide”

Playlist for holding in what are uncertain times

Time and time again music has provided a form of healing for group members. With this in mind and the current situation around the world we thought we would create a short playlist which we hope can provide some healing for you. Why is music effective? Faster songs facilitate concentration and alertness while slower songsContinue reading “Playlist for holding in what are uncertain times”

Finding hope in uncertainty

A Life Worth Living group which usually meets together at Simpson House has currently suspended face to face meetings in line with the government guidance on social distancing.  However we will still be posting blogs as a way of connecting together through these unprecedented times. This weeks blog, as we follow our group programme, willContinue reading “Finding hope in uncertainty”

Pain Management

It had been requested by the group to look at ways of managing pain. Chronic pain, often with an undiagnosed cause, and for which medication is not effective affects about 7.8 million people in the U.K, 25% of whom have lost their job and 16% of whom experience such bad pain that at times theyContinue reading “Pain Management”

The Impact of Bullying

At today’s group we looked at how bullying can affect us. We looked at it from the view point of both the aggressor and victim. People who use bullying behavior often have very low self-worth and enjoy putting others down in order to make them feel better about themself. This person is behaving from aContinue reading “The Impact of Bullying”