Smiling really does make the world go round…..

Barbara Fredricksons book ‘ Love 2.0: Finding Happiness and Health in Moments of Connection’, shows us that love really does hold the key to improving our own mental well being…and much more than happiness and optimism apparently!!  She talks about ‘micro moments of positivity’ and these can be anything like the interaction you have with …

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Being a Carer

I have supported and worked with many carers throughout my career. Having elderly parents and being an only child, I found myself in the same role, looking after others. I never felt I ‘had to do it’, I just did it, naturally, never questioning whether I should. I think that is important to remember. Most …

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We’re all just trying to get along

I have recently attended a refocus on mental health recovery conference in Nottingham, which was, to say the least, inspiring, thought provoking, sometimes challenging and always positive. Many of the speakers spoke about recovery being an individual journey whereby a person has, against all adversity, despite prevalence of symptoms and societal prejudices and stigma, succeeded …

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