"We get help with our marriage when we need it ..." (Michelle Obama)

The former US First Lady candidly reveals in her new book how relationship therapy has, and continues, to benefit their marriage.

https://www.bacp.co.uk/news/2018/12-november-michelle-obama-reveals-she-and-barack-had-marriage-counselling/

I really like that someone with such a high public profile, and greatly admired as a strong female role model, is opening up about this. I do hope that it will help to destigmatise the process of couples’ therapy and demonstrate to others how useful it can be to maintain the strength in a relationship.

It needn’t be a measure of last resort, but rather a fantastic tool to keep a healthy and open balance in partnership.

National Stress Awareness Day

National Stress Awareness Day

The first Wednesday in November each year is National Stress Awareness Day. 

We all know what it’s like to feel stressed - being under pressure is a normal part of life. But becoming overwhelmed by stress can lead to mental health problems or make existing problems worse.

National Stress Awareness Day is a great opportunity to take a moment to think about our wellbeing and find advice or support on managing stress. The Mind website gives some suggestions for how you can join the conversation about stress.

But, please click on Read More (below) to see my thoughts and ideas for coping with stress …

The International Women's Day 2018 campaign is #PressforProgress

The below is taken from https://www.internationalwomensday.com/PressforProgress

How will you #PressforProgress in 2018?

The International Women's Day 2018 campaign theme is #PressforProgress.

Individually, we're one drop but together we're an ocean. Commit to a "gender parity mindset" via progressive action. Let's all collaborate to accelerate gender parity, so our collective action powers equality worldwide.

Sport Relief 2018 Supporting Mental Health Awareness

Great to see that Zoe Ball is taking part in an epic cycle for Sport Relief to raise awareness of mental health issues.  @ZoeTheBall  #TeamSportRelief #mentalhealth

Zoe talked very candidly this morning on a BBC interview (link) about the loss of her boyfriend last year, and the impact of mental health issues and the need to find the right support.

Good luck, Zoe!  

Time to Talk Day 2018

Today is Time to Talk Day. It’s a chance for all of us to be more open about mental health - to talk, to listen, to change lives. Find out what people are doing, and have your own conversation about mental health today.

Wherever you are – at home, at work or up the top of a mountain! – have your conversation about mental health today.

Find out more information on Today is Time to Talk Day ... here