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What Is Positive Psychology And How Can You Use It For Your Mental Health?

Many people have probably heard the term “positive psychology”, but know little about what it means in practice. Positive psychology aims to find ways to make life better for people, and ensure they’re the most mentally healthy person they can be. Officially established in 1998, positive psychology is a relative new field. It has quickly [...]

Making A Difference To Student Wellbeing In Schools

Schools are not just places where students acquire academic skills, they also help students become more resilient in the face of adversity, feel more connected with the people around them, and aim higher in their aspirations for their future. Not least, schools are the first place where children experience society in all its facets and [...]

What You Eat Could Help Manage Your Mental Health

The idea that what we eat and drink has direct impact on our mood is not a new one. Who can deny the salvation in a cup of tea after a rough day? But the theory behind this intuition is now a central field of research, and there's growing evidence for the idea that our [...]

By | 2017-05-29T09:24:50+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Rising Mental Health Problems In Students Needs Addressing

Concerns about the state of university students’ mental health slowly have been filtering out, but the scale and neglect of the issue has remained hidden through a lack of data and transparency. We could be confident with 60 per cent of tertiary students falling into the peak age of risk for mental disorder, that at [...]

By | 2017-05-05T14:12:15+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Categories: Mental Illness|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

4 Lessons From The Longest-running Study On Happiness

Have you ever wished you could fast-forward your life so you could see if the decisions you’re making will lead to satisfaction and health in the future? In the world of scientific research, the closest you can get to that is by looking at the Harvard Study of Adult Development — a study that has [...]

The Different Types Of Smiles And Which Ones Are Actually For Happiness

Of 19 different types of smile, only six occur when we’re having a good time. The rest happen when we’re in pain, embarrassed, uncomfortable, horrified or even miserable. A smile may mean contempt, anger or incredulity, that we’re lying or that we’ve lost. While genuine, happy smiles exist as a reward for when we’ve done [...]

By | 2017-04-24T10:16:57+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The Pressures Of Acting Like A “Real” Man And The Mental Health Issues This Causes In Young Males

A rigid construct of how “real” men are supposed to behave leaves many feeling trapped, new research we carried out suggests. While most support gender equality, the young men in the UK, US and Mexico reported feeling pushed to live in the “man box”. They feel pressure to act tough, hide weakness and “look good”. [...]

Small Acts Of Creativity Can Boost Your Overall Wellbeing

A new study suggests that small acts of creativity in everyday life increase our overall sense of well-being. Many people consider creativity the realm of the tortured soul. Think of Sylvia Plath, Kurt Cobain, or Vincent Van Gogh. Though there is no doubt that Plath, Cobain, and Van Gogh created works of great art, science [...]

Tantrums And Technology: Screen Time Concerns For Parents

Most parents know what it's like to have to drag their child kicking and screaming – sometimes literally – away from a screen. Almost 70 per cent of parents have seen tantrums after taking their child's device away, according to a new survey, while about 40 per cent said using technology made their children more [...]

Supporting And Improving Teacher’s Wellbeing

It is impossible to support the social and emotional health of young people, if we as teachers do not attend to our own emotional health. Anyone who has worked in schools or who knows a teacher will be aware that they are often stressed, tired, and running on empty until the next school holiday arrives. [...]