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Returning to Work After a Period of Mental Ill Health

Posted by K Clark on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, In : Self Confidence 

According to the Office of Statistics common mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, and stress related illness have become some of the top causes of long term sickness.  
 The term 'stress related illness' is often used to describe issues such as burnout, exhaustion, depression and anxiety.  Taking time out from work can provide some respite but this can then lead to anxieties around returning to work. Below are some suggestions on managing the return to work after a spell of me...

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Increasing Your Social Circle and Building New Friendships

Posted by K Clark on Monday, November 3, 2014, In : Self Confidence 

Having a strong social network and doing regular social activities can help you to feel more resilient and have better mental health.  Below are a few tips of places and activities you can do to increase your social circle and create more opportunities to make new friends.

1. Learn a New Skill
Many colleges and educational establishments offer a broad range of study opportunities ranging from learning a new qualifications, vocational course and short leisure courses which teach you a new skill ...

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Taking Care of You

Posted by K Clark on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, In : Personal Grooming 
Personal care is an important part of looking after yourself.  It serves several roles including:

- Health & Hygiene - it helps use stay physically healthy and recover from health problems quicker. 
- Self Confidence - feeling clean and well presented can help us to feel better about ourselves
- Expressing Your Personality, Likes & Interests
- Improves Personal Relationships
- A Means of Showing Yourself Love & Kindness

There's a saying that goes something like, you can't love somebody else unti...

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About Me


Katherine Clark I am experienced mental health worker with 15 years experience working with young people and adults with enduring mental health needs. I have set up this blog to share some of the tips and skills I have learnt along the way. If you have any suggestions or particular questions you would like me to answer feel free to email me at enquiries@essentiallifeskills.org







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