Before taking anti-depressants, read this

Prescriptions for anti-depressants has increased by 48% in Scotland over the last 10 years. If you’re currently taking, or are about to start taking, psychiatric medication then it’s important to know how it works, how it might help and what happens when you want to stop taking it. With that information you can decide if …

Why combine counselling with massage therapy?

One reason to seek counselling is to get help with anxiety. You may not remember what ‘feeling calm’ is like. Perhaps anxiety is your ‘normal’ – maybe you can’t imagine feeling any other way. Common symptoms – e.g. insomnia, racing heart, being highly reactive, intrusive thoughts, feelings of panic – can leave you in such …

Three steps to ease anxiety

It’s not surprising we’re all feeling anxious: we’re trapped inside with lots to get worried about, lots of encouragement to be frightened and little to distract us. However, we can reduce that anxiety by doing three things: breathingmovingexpressing If you’re anything like me, then you may forget those things that really support you just when …

The brain’s amazing drugs cabinet

Knowledge is power. When we understand what emotions do and how our bodies/brains create them, we can manage them better and so improve our mental health and relationships. The Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution has created a fabulous set of FREE resources to help children and young people do just this. They’re engaging, accessible and …