After my post on becoming a Trainee PWP was received so well, I thought that offering you an insight into a day on the job might be useful. Since I have been a qualified PWP at two very different services, I thought I would compile a compare and contrast. No two services are the same … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a PWP
A question I am often asked is how I reached this point in my career. I currently work in the NHS as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP). Achieving a place on the training course is getting more and more difficult each year, with services shortlisting hundreds of applications to eventually offer 4-6 places. You may … Continue reading How I became a Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
Happy Mental Health Monday! Last week I talked you through low self-esteem and self-criticism and explained how our self-esteem contributes to our mental health. This week we are going to focus on self-compassion and how that can keep our soothe system in check. What is self-compassion? Self-compassion is the act of kindness, understanding, and awareness … Continue reading So, what is Low Self-Esteem? Part II: Self-Compassion
Low self-esteem is something we experience as humans and it affects a lot of us. Every one of us will have low self-esteem at one point in our lives and it is especially common in adolescence. Many of us are able to overcome this by ourselves where others of us find that what started as … Continue reading So, what is Low Self-Esteem? Part I: Self-Criticism
It's Mental Health Monday and this week I wanted to shed light on a condition that is often overlooked - Postpartum Psychosis. This condition is known as a psychiatric emergency and guidelines suggest that it is reported and responded to within 4 hours of its presentation. It affects 1-2 women in 1000 and often comes … Continue reading So, what is Postpartum Psychosis?
Happy Writing Wednesday! It's the first one of November, aka National Novel Writing Month, so I wanted to share my successes so far! For those of you who aren't familiar with NaNoWriMo, the challenge is to write 50,000 words which in a lot of cases is novel length. It's a big task and many people … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Six Successes on Day Six
Happy Mental Health Monday! Today is the first day of Stress Awareness Week so I thought I would share what works for me when I'm stressed. Spoiler alert: these tips don't break the bank and don't take too much time up. 1. ExerciseYou will hear this one over and over again. If you're depressed, you … Continue reading Stress Awareness Week: My Best Strategies for Managing Stress
It's finally the start of November which means my favourite night of the year has come and gone (sad face). I thought a belated Fashion Friday post could only be dedicated to my outfit of the night and costume for the best Halloween party I've ever been to. So here is my Little Red Riding … Continue reading Halloween Hangover: Costume Edition
We have 48 hours to go, people! I have bombarded you with tips, techniques, strategies, and even a sneak peek at my own work space. The time has passed for me to share any more advice or suggestions so I thought I would share my last minute purchases and gatherings to set me up for … Continue reading Preptober: Last Minute Essentials!
Happy Mental Health Monday! When we talk about mental health, we often look for solutions to problems. It is quite easy to want to 'fix' mental health difficulties and 'cure' our symptoms. The truth is, mental health difficulties are often really natural responses to some of life's more adverse situations. Clinicians and practitioners like to … Continue reading What is CBT and How Can It Help Me?