NCS | Mental Health

The Children of Brain Injured Parents

With thanks to Zoe Southcott - MNCS Accredited for writing this blogMy Parent Has a Brain InjuryAll of us are affected emotionally when someone in the family experiences a brain injury. For children, ...

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Mum rage is a thing - here's how to deal with it

With thanks to Zoe Southcott - MNCS Accredited for writing this blogIn my therapy practice I have met many parents who have experienced more moments of explosive, disproportionate rage than they would...

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How your environment affects your mental health

Lots of factors contribute to poor mental health. Genetics, personal history, diet, lifestyle…all of these play a part. However, when trying to parse the causes of our mental health struggles, many of...

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Music and Mental Health

Many of us love music, but did you realise that it’s good for your mental health? It’s true! Researchers have found that dopamine levels increase in the brain when people listen to music that they enj...

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World Sleep Day: How sleep affects your emotions

We all know that tiredness feels bad. We are irritable, slow, easily upset, and find it hard to make it through the day when we are tired. Yet many of us continue to shave away our sleeping time as we...

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Time to Talk Day

Time to Talk Day is nearly upon us! This is a fantastic initiative, which encourages everyone to sit down and have a chat about mental health. We’re getting better, as a society, at talking about the ...

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New Year, Fresh Mindset

Right now, people all over the world are making firm resolutions to improve their bodies. Gyms are inundated with new memberships (many of which will fall idle a month or so in), and diet books are fl...

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Coping with mental illness at Christmas

Christmas is supposed to be lovely. Friends, family, togetherness, Goodwill To All Men, the Most Wonderful Time Of The Year and all that. It’s not supposed to be an intensely pressured time full of st...

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Can counselling help with PTSD?

When people think about PTSD, they tend to picture troubled war veterans. However, PTSD is definitely not exclusive to members of the armed forces. People from all walks of life develop PTSD, from all...

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