Main blog page, Other topics

Want to help develop support for those stressed or anxious in isolation?

Hi, Maybe you know someone who is unwell or has lost their job or is working in the front lines. The world around us is changing due to COVID-19, and it is normal to be affected by this. It is natural for us to feel worried, scared and even overwhelmed at times. Taking care of… Continue reading Want to help develop support for those stressed or anxious in isolation?

Main blog page, Wellbeing for Health Care Professionals

Stress management as a Junior Doctor – Part 1

Working in health care is emotionally and physically draining. Burnout and low morale are rising. Stress is endemic amongst the medical profession. 80% of junior doctors report excessive work-related stress 1,2, 38.4% of NHS staff went off sick with work-related stress in 2017 3 and 61% say their work-related stress had risen in the past… Continue reading Stress management as a Junior Doctor – Part 1

Main blog page, Other topics

How Pets Are Good For Your Health

I realise this post is a little out there! I told my sister about starting the blog, she liked it and said ‘can you write something about pets being good for you’! She’s the greatest animal lover I know. So here I am, with the evidence to back up that warm happy feeling you get… Continue reading How Pets Are Good For Your Health

Lifestyle Medicine, Main blog page, Positive Psychology

Stress and Mindfulness

Review of Calm and Headspace Stress Stress put simply is the response from our bodies to a threatening event. The physical response triggered is called ‘flight or fight’. This involves activation of the sympathetic nervous system (compared to the parasympathetic controlling the ‘rest and digest’ state) and in turn a whole host of hormonal cascades… Continue reading Stress and Mindfulness