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Seven Self Care Essentials For When You're Feeling Depressed

Posted by K Clark on Thursday, May 26, 2016, In : Building Structure 
According to the Royal College of Psychiatrists, as many as 1 in 5 of us will experience depression during our lifetime.  Depression, in the medical sense, is not just feeling a bit low or sad from time to time.  This is very normal and we all experience some fluctuations in our moods over time. Depression is a condition where the person will experience persistent low mood over a period of time, for some it may be months or even years.

They may notice changes to their appetite, and consequenti...

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How to Survive a Blip in Your Mental Health

Posted by K Clark on Monday, July 13, 2015, In : Managing Stress 
Mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety and schizophrenia, can fluctuate over time.  Sometimes you will feel well and like you are managing your mental health really well and at other times things will seem to be going less well.  Some dips in wellbeing are very normal so learning strategies to help you through these times will help to reduce the risk of these tough spells progressing into full relapses.

Everybody living with a mental health condition will have a unique experienc...

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5 More Apps to Help Manage Your Mental Health

Posted by K Clark on Sunday, June 21, 2015, In : Managing Stress 
Following on from an earlier blog post where I reviewed some apps that can help you to manage your mental health, I thought it would be helpful to share some more.

Buddhify is one of the best mindfulness apps I have come across.  It has over 80 different guided mindfulness exercises which are broken down in to categories based on your need and environment.  Some are more introspective while others make use of the sights and sounds from your present environment.  Most of the guided e...

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Five Apps for Positive Mental Health

Posted by K Clark on Monday, February 2, 2015, In : Managing Stress 
Following on from a blog post last year reviewing apps that can help you to improve your life skills, I thought I would share 5 apps that I have come across that aim to help with the management of mental health and wellbeing. 

This is a mental health monitoring app and is excellent for anyone looking to develop a greater insight into their own mental health.  It allows you to keep track of symptoms, staying well strategies, triggers and symptoms with the option of also adding diary...

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Preparing for Stress and Mental Unwellness

Posted by K Clark on Sunday, July 13, 2014, In : Managing Stress 

If you are someone who has a lower threshold for stress or you suffer with an on-going mental health issue then making a plan for how you will cope with difficult periods could help a great deal.  Below are a few suggestions of ideas that may help you if you know you are approaching a stressful time or event.

1.  Develop Your Support Network
Build friendships with people who you can be honest about your feelings with.  Look for people who can listen and who will respect your wishes and allow yo...

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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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