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Let’s talk about stress

It’s National Stress Awareness Month. As part of our continuing support for providing the information, people need about this important subject we made a video with some friends of ours notably, SkillBase First Aid. You can either watch it on one go or as 6 separate segments. Your choice.   When we cut them into…

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Did you know it’s International Day of Happiness?

Calm People countdown to our exciting new happiness project I was at the first Happy Café in Derby this evening to mark the International Day of Happiness – you might have seen us on BBC East Midlands Today! I was there because, as the founder and director of a company which sees the impact of…

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A few words from a delegate

It is rare that delegates on our Keeping Calm Intensive Weekend Workshop publicly share their experiences because they can be quite intense (as the name suggests). We have been lucky enough that one of our recent delegates chose to share her experience on her own blog and has allowed us to share it. Click below …

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Time to Talk day 2019

Time to talk day is approaching so we made a video to give what we think of as essential basic for having a healthy Mental Health conversation. Please do not let the still you can see here of Julian Hall looking like a muppet put you off. He is a muppet at times but quite often…

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To Find A Purpose

Those of you who read this blog regularly will be aware that we do not often accept guest blogs. If we do they have to be decent quality and fit with the messages we are trying to reinforce. When I read this from Charlotte I wanted it on our site immediately. I hope you enjoy…

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New Year – Old Resolutions

I was privileged to be invited on to local radio to talk about New Year’s Resolutions. To listen to that interview click here I wrote a year ago (see here) about these and felt it was worth revisiting simply because I talked about issues that I have not covered before. Here are a few things…

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Anger Management…what is it really?

Before we look at Anger Management as a subject it is best that we understand what anger is and why we may like to manage it.   “More than one in ten (12%) say that they have trouble controlling their own anger”  Mental Health Foundation, Boiling Point Report   What is anger? In its essence…

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Keep Calm and Carry on with Christmas!

Christmas should be a time of festive cheer, love and laughter with treasured friends and family, but sadly, for some people, it can mark the start of an extremely stressful period.  These worries tend to go far beyond whether they’ve cooked enough food, or if their presents will be well received. Money worries, family issues,…

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Is Stress Hereditary?

I write this brief note because there has been research into hereditary stress and because it is a common question asked by stressed parents who are worried (double the stress again) that they will pass this on to their children. The answer is more than a simple yes or no. It is yes, no and…

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