well being

How Satisfied Are You With Life? Try This Quiz.

A new year is the perfect time to assess where we are at and what we want to improve in life. But do you know what will make your life better?

Will it be better when you're fit? When you've saved money? When you've taken that holiday? Will it be better when you're nicer to the kids? Or have a new job? 

How to Make The Whole World Happy

I've written before about my desire for a mind switch when it comes to mental health. Not because I'm not concerned about the 20% of our population experiencing mental ill-health each year or because I'm not distressed by our rising rates of suicide. I just wonder whether we can't turn these stats around with prevention rather than treatment or cure?

How to stay mentally healthy.

I have a question for you.

If I say, 'Mental Health' do you think of health?

Or illness?

The terms 'mental health' and 'mental illness' are often used interchangeably in the media and it drives me a bit bonkers.

The ordinariness of mental illness.

I never intended this blog to be about mental health. In fact I used to feel like a fraud, even as a psychologist.  I have never worked in mental health. I have no training in clinical psychology or even counselling.  I have never personally experienced anxiety, depression or any other mental health issue, although I know plenty of people who have.