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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