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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: why giving thanks is good for us

Today I’m talking about gratitude – something that I practice regularly and especially during stressful and difficult times, as a way to support my mental health.   You may think of gratitude as one of those ‘fluffy’ buzzwords. It links with wider self-care activities – another buzzword many people think of as nothing more than […]

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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