Colouring can help boost your mood

Feeling down? Here are 7 ways to boost your mood

We all have ups and downs. Sometimes the root of how we’re feeling all boils down to which side of the bed we got up from. Next time you’re feeling down, remember these quick wins to boost your mood, so you can feel happy and get back on…
Strong Mental Health

How do we know we have strong mental health?

We’ve been talking about mental health a lot lately, particularly in regards to how to maintain strong mental health whilst we’re all experiencing challenging times due to COVID. However, what does it mean exactly? How do we know that we…
Ways to exercise while social distancing

3 ways you can exercise while social distancing

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2020 has been a difficult year. Not having close connections with others can impact our mental wellbeing. And it’s not looking like the advice to keep a physical distance from others is coming to an end any time soon. While you…
Positive side to Covid

Positive things to come out of COVID-19

Think the year 2020 is cancelled and there’s nothing positive about it because of the COVID-19 pandemic? Looking beyond the obvious, there have been pockets of hope, kindness and human resilience shining through. Here are some positive things…
Beat the cold blues

3 ways you can beat the winter blues

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If your ideal winter day involves sitting on the sofa with a blanket, endless hot chocolate and Netflix, you’re not alone. Keeping warm and cosy and home can bring you short-term joy, but it can quietly catch up with you and put a damper on…
Pauline’s experience

Pauline’s Experience with Mood Active

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As I answer the phone a warm and friendly voice replies. We introduce ourselves and Pauline, 47, begins to tell me the significant impact Mood Active’s exercise programs have had on her life. I’m here to tell her inspiring story with the…
Happy Food for Mental Health

Happy foods for mental health

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Your lifestyle plays a key role in your mental health. Here, our resident nutrition expert, Stephanie Yu, shares why it’s important to think about what we put into our body because it can be a factor in mental ill-health as well as simple…
Journaling can help you manage our anxiety

How I’m managing post-lockdown anxiety

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To say the year 2020 has been unprecedented is an understatement. For those with anxiety, it can be particularly challenging. In fact, I’ve found that being in lockdown was less anxiety inducing than the lead up to the lock down and now our…
Household items are perfect to use to work out

Household items you can use to work out

Working out from home is not easy and we typically find plenty of reasons to put it off such as “I don’t have time to exercise” or “I don’t have the proper equipment to exercise”. The good news is we have a solution for you. If time…
Benefits of exercise on mental health

3 benefits of exercise on mental health

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While it’s sometimes hard to find the motivation, regular exercise can help alleviate stress, anxiety and symptoms of depression and other mood orders. In fact, despite countless research proving its effectiveness, exercise is the most under-prescribed…