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Feeling Under the Weather

The season is changing as we are moving into Autumn. The weather is getting colder and wetter; the amount of light we are getting is decreasing. Beyond weather, students are starting to settle into their new academic year and workplaces are getting busier. Not to mention, harsher COVID restrictions are starting to be put into […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 23rd October 2020

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Book Review – Barking, By Lucy Sullivan

Content warning: mental illness, suicidal thoughts, hospitalisation.   Lucy Sullivan’s debut graphic novel, Barking, follows Alix Otto, a young woman haunted by the death (and possibly the ghost?) of her friend, and by a black dog that only she can see. It opens with Alix standing on a bridge over the Thames and the dog […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 21st September 2020

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Pandemic Parenting

As schools begin to return, I have had some time to reflect on the last few weeks (20 to be precise!) of how our home lives entirely changed overnight. Becoming a full-time homeschooler, continuing to work full-time whilst maintaining parental boundaries has been quite the challenge to say the least. Whilst it’s been quite an […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 8th September 2020

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The Little Things Add Up

Since spending so much time at home during lockdown, I’ve realised I will do absolutely anything to put off little tasks. Whether its replying to a text; sending a parcel back at the post office; or sorting the flowers that are wilting in the kitchen; I just can’t seem to do it at the time […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 31st July 2020

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What Is Hate Crime?

The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) define hate crime as any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim, or anyone else, as being motivated by “hostility or prejudice” based on one or more of the following personal characteristics: Race or ethnicity Religion or beliefs Sexual orientation […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 17th July 2020

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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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