10 Self Care Tips for Men

Martin Henry, Dip. Counsellor As a counsellor I spend time exploring with guys what self-help might look like and especially practical tools that can be used daily. Below are some useful ideas that you can try in order to improve and maintain good mental health.  1. Journaling Writing down and expressing thoughts and feelings is a good way to make sense of what is going on for us. After studying the effects of journaling, researchers at Michigan State University found that expressive writing can help the brain ‘cool down’ from the state of worrying. Another study by psychologist James Pennebaker…

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Handling Bullying

Bullying affects lots of different people at any age and can happen anywhere: at school, travelling to and from school, in sporting teams, in friendships or family groups. Bullying is a repeated behaviour which is intended to hurt someone, either emotionally or physically, and bullying is often aimed at people because of their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, appearance or disability. Sometimes, however, bullying starts out as a ‘joke’ or ‘playful banter’, but it starts to get worse. As soon as these interactions make you feel upset or uncomfortable, embarrassed or scared, it’s time to take action. No one has…

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