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Mood on shuffle: how does music affect how we feel?

Music plays a central role in our lives, whether we realise it or not. It is frequently used to entertain and amuse us, as well as being a very powerful means of influence. Music is in everything around us; films and television, advertisements and even shops and restaurants have music playing in the background! But […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 3rd July 2020

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The Attitude of Gratitude: giving thanks is good for us

At HFEH Mind we do something called Wellbeing Wednesday tips. Every week, we ask someone different across our teams to reflect on what keeps them happy and well. This is then shared across the whole organisation for some mid-week inspiration. After hitting a wall when it came to writing a blog post, I realised that […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 18th June 2020

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Me And My Best Self In Lockdown

“If time was your issue before then you have no excuses now, otherwise you are just failing.” I’m sure many of you have read statements like the one above during this time. It’s almost like someone is personally attacking you and your way of life. When I first read this statement I remember feeling guilty. […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 5th June 2020

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Last Week I Had A Fight With My Brother: A Lockdown Story

Last week I had a fight with my brother. We haven’t fought in years and generally get along well enough considering we live in close quarters at home anyway, so it came as kind of a surprise. I say ‘kind of’ as two and a half months of being in lockdown in a very small […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 22nd May 2020

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Mental Health Awareness Week – What Is Kindness?

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 21st May 2020

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Embrace your boredom and get creative

At a time when we are isolating to stay safe, we are having to adapt and explore new ways to pass the time. For most of us, we are having to completely change the way we work as well as how we look after ourselves and this can be a real challenge. Understandably, the situation […]

Author: Molly Phillips
Posted on: 7th May 2020

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Upon reflection: OCD during a global pandemic

At the age of 13, I was diagnosed with OCD which means I experience frequent, intrusive thoughts – obsessions. For me, this involves excessive anxiety around doing extreme harm – or not being able to prevent harm happening to loved ones. These distressing thoughts result in compulsive behaviours in an attempt to relieve the unease […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 24th April 2020

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Staying well whilst working from home

We know that it’s an uncertain time for lots of people and many more of us are working from home to keep safe. We may also be worried about our health, families and finances, all of which can have a negative impact on our wellbeing. Our workplace wellbeing team have put together some information to […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 17th April 2020

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Managing Anxiety around COVID-19: Try an Apple a Day

At the moment, we’re all probably feeling some level of anxiety around uncertainty. When we don’t feel like we have control of a situation, it is normal to feel uneasiness. As part of that, we wanted to share with you a simple technique to manage this kind of anxiety. Is there something specific causing you […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 3rd April 2020

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Five ways to wellbeing

The 5 Ways to Wellbeing are practical steps that anyone can take to help manage stress, boost their wellbeing and keep feeling happy.  There are so many ways to practice the 5 ways but below are some ideas for how you can try them out without even having to leave the house!     Connect […]

Author: Molly Phillips
Posted on: 18th March 2020

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