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 worked in the NHS as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) for two years before becoming a trainee Clinical Associate Psychologist in 2020. Achieving a place on the PWP training course is getting more and more difficult each year, with … 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 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
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?
A much anticipated origin story from the DC Universe, Joker is the film that we didn't know we needed. I am loving the latest artistic trend of villain backstories and focusing on more than just the star or 'good guy'. So I decided to share my views on what I truly believe is the best … Continue reading Joker: A Review
Most of us will experience a mental health difficulty at some point in our lives, and not all are avoidable or preventable. However, that doesn't mean that there aren't things we can do for ourselves to improve how we are feeling and manage our mental health better. If you experience anxiety or low mood from … Continue reading My Top 10 Self-Help Techniques
It's Mental Health Monday again and this week I wanted to talk about something we hear a lot about but might not actually understand, depression. A very common mental health problem, depression can be a short-term illness or a lifelong condition. How we treat it and manage it varies from individual to individual but there … Continue reading So, What Is Depression?