The #1 thing I do every day to instantly reduce anxiety & improve mental health

by Jas Rawlinson   Anxiety. It’s something that most of us struggle with at one time or another, and as someone with lived experience of both anxiety and depression, I can tell you this: when it flares up, it can… Continue Reading >

Is your child ready to start school next year?

Deciding if your child is ready for school can cause some anxiety for parents, especially if their birthday happens to make them a particularly young starter. While you might be feeling stressed about the decision, there are some clear signifies… Continue Reading >

Family Allergy Education

To coincide with RU Okay Day let’s discuss something that is never spoken about – anxiety and the emotional health and wellbeing of families managing allergies. It’s not a medical team handling reactions and administering adrenaline, it’s families. But what… Continue Reading >

“When stress literally makes you sick” — 3 ways to positively manage Hyperstress Response

By Jas Rawlinson   As a mental health advocate and writing coach who specialises in assisting trauma survivors to tell their stories, self-care is a big part of my personal and professional life.  However, whilst we are all aware of… Continue Reading >

Treating Anger as a Symptom of Anxiety

Stress and anxiety can present itself in a variety of ways affecting our emotions, behaviours, our bodies and our minds (the way we think and the way we use our minds). Anger is quite often a result of high stress… Continue Reading >

The Role of Food in Sleep

Everyone needs sleep. There is no wonder why sleep deprivation is a torture technique. But for many parents, their kid’s sleep is a source of frustration and anxiety. There are so many reasons why kids don’t sleep well. And allergy… Continue Reading >

Body Image… What are you really teaching your children?

The sad reality is that children younger and younger are expressing concerns about body image. Negative body image can cause significant distress and low self-esteem. Research has indicated that children as young as 8 and 9 are vulnerable to negative… Continue Reading >

How to Calm our Anxious Kids

Content is written by Maggie Dent Anxiety is the most significant mental health issue in childhood, and yet it frequently goes undetected and untreated. Signs of anxiety can be noticed as early as age two but we see a significant… Continue Reading >

“OM” (Meditation for Stress Management)

Meditation allows you to live in the moment, to calm yourself, to regulate your breathing, to help visualise your successes and to help you focus your attention on the “good” in your life.   You can meditate anywhere at any time… Continue Reading >

How cooking can help children with anxiety

By Chris Dickson, Youthrive Psychologist   Today, children are growing up in a whole new world. The boom in technology means that children are facing a lot of new difficulties that their parents never grew up with. Children are now… Continue Reading >