Self-care has never been more important
Suffering lockdown, worrying about finances, home schooling, concerns about health, isolation from support networks, spending even more time holed up with an abusive partner... Read more
Today is blue Monday, it’s claimed to be the most depressing day of the year. This is believed caused by a number of factors; the party season is over, we’re all spent up, the weather is foul, it’s ages until the n... Read more
This is International Stress Awareness Week, so let’s talk about stress. Stress is the body's reaction to any change that requires us to respond. The body reacts to these changes with physical, mental, and emotional re... Read more
Human contact including love,
friendships, intimacy, family and a feeling of belonging are vital human needs.
Psychologist Abraham Maslow talked about a hierarchy of human needs and
suggested the need for social contact... Read more
Have a go at a little TLC
Let’s begin to have conversations with your child about their mental health.
It can feel unnatural and forced to start with. It can be scary and so you may feel tempt... Read more
People often just think about the physical damage caused by abusive relationships, but it’s generally the emotional scars that take longer to heal. The most common emotional fallout from abusive relationships is loss o... Read more
We are in the middle of Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May). Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, this year the theme is stress.
Research has shown that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in o... Read more
Today (November 1) is International Stress Awareness Day which we thought is a useful prompt to remind people affected by domestic abuse – directly and indirectly – just how much damage it can do, even when there is ... Read more
When domestic abuse is physical, the damage caused is clear for all to see, but today, which is World Mental Health Day, we want to remind people about the damage it does to a person’s mental health.
We al... Read more
Abusive fathers will use their children in a variety of different ways to perpetuate domestic abuse. Using children is highly effective as a way of exerting power and control over their intimate partners or former partners.