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Mental Health in an Unequal World: Creativity

Creativity has long been known to have a positive impact on your mental health. In 2015, psychologist and art therapist Dr. Cathy Malchiodi used multiple studies in her article Creativity as a Wellness Practice, to show that creativity can increase positive emotions, lower stress levels, reduce depressive symptoms, and even improve immune system functioning. Why […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 8th October 2021

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Eco-Anxiety and Young People’s Mental Health

Youth Mental Health Day took place on September 7th and aims to raise awareness around mental health and issues facing young people today. It also exists to remind people that despite these challenges, there is hope and we can all do our part to enable them to live healthy and happy lives. Research suggests that […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 15th September 2021

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How to deal with post-lockdown anxiety and embrace the ‘new normal’

In its third year of running, Wellbeing Week this year has coincided nicely with the lifting of restrictions and return to some sense of normality. Whilst much has been written over the past year and a half regarding keeping well during a global pandemic, arguably the return to a faster pace of life with its […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 30th June 2021

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Mindful Baking

It doesn’t really matter if you are a Paul Hollywood or a beginner, the act of baking and sharing something homemade is enough to instil gratitude and happiness in most people

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 1st June 2021

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Connect With Nature

Yes, it coincides with the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness week and is something I do on regular basis. It has always helped me, but especially during the Pandemic and the Lockdowns.  Now, when we are in full-blown Spring and everything is blossoming, it is the perfect time to appreciate it.

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 19th May 2021

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Laughter & wellbeing

This week’s  #WellbeingWednesday tip comes from Amy, our Whole School Approach and Staff Wellbeing Advisor. My wellbeing tip for this week is to laugh. We have all heard that phrase ‘laughter is the best medicine’ so my wellbeing tip for this week is based around that. As a child, we laugh on average 200 times […]

Author: Dani Smallbone
Posted on: 5th May 2021

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How to build better boundaries to protect your mental health

I recently came across a quote by American professor, lecturer and author, Brené Brown, which struck a chord with me in a way that I hadn’t expected during a wild, Friday night of study-time!   What resonated with me was how often we can ignore our own advice when it comes to preserving our well-being, and the various […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 14th April 2021

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Song Writing for Wellbeing

We all have emotions and sometimes experiences that we feel we can’t talk to anyone about  for one reason or another. I find song writing one of the purest and most honest mediums of expression; music is naturally connected to our emotions, and can help to unlock feelings where words may be difficult to find. […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 23rd March 2021

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Staying centred & home working

Virtual working (in some ways) feels less ‘busy’ with no commute to and from the office, less rushing around, fewer meetings on different floors and generally no office ‘buzz’ around you. But despite this, I can sometimes get very swept up throughout my day because I don’t have the usual cues to re-centre myself after […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 15th March 2021

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Journaling to Boost Wellbeing

When the first lockdown was announced, I was one of the people that was stranded abroad. When I arrived back to London I was met with a ghost town, something that I wouldn’t have imagined when leaving for my travels, thrown into a mixture of uncertainty. For the first time in a while, I was […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 8th March 2021

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