New year’s resolution setting

Getting the best out of your New Year’s resolutions

At the start of a New Year, it’s common to make New Year’s resolutions. These usually range from having a particular goal, forming good habits, or stopping bad habits. In the current climate where COVID-19 is still very much amongst us,…
Pets to improve mental health

Pets can help improve mental health

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If you needed an excuse for having a pet, we can’t think of a better one than this: pets are important for mental health.  Research says that emotional support from a human-animal relationship can reduce the perception of stressful…
Tips for mental health day

5 tips to get the most from a Mental Health day

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The pandemic has changed a lot about the way we live our lives. Whether we realise it or not, we are often more anxious when our routines are disrupted. Feeling like this can sometimes get in the way of what we need to get done in our day, which…
Intermittent fasting

Does intermittent fasting work?

Intermittent fasting is growing in popularity at the moment as a way to lose weight. What’s attractive about this diet to many people is that it doesn’t focus on what you can eat. Instead, it’s designed around when you can eat. Here, our…
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…
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…
Meditation for the Min and Heart

Meditation for the Mind and Heart

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Meditation can be a great way to help you battle mental health issues. It not only quietens down the mind, but can also help relax the muscles. In addition to which it’s accessible to anybody regardless of your strength or flexibility.If…