How do we handle the situation happening in our country, caused by Covid-19?

How do we handle the situation happening in our country, caused by Covid-19? What seems to be happening is that many people are feeling an increasing level of anxiety. So, what can we do to cope with feelings of anxiety and, for some, panic? One thing we can do is to take some control in…

How can parents help to build their child’s self esteem?

In many areas, young people’s lives are improving, yet there is evidence of a growing mental health crisis amongst teens. Rates of anxiety and depression have increased by 70% in the past 25 years. According to the Office of Official Statistics, the number of young suicides each year is greater than it has been for…

The minefield of parenting today

Parenting today seems, for many, to be loaded with pressure. As does ‘growing up’ today. Time is pressured, there is pressure to be a ‘successful’ parent, a pressure to ensure our children ‘succeed’,  a pressure to help out financially,  a pressure to accept very different values to our own about things such as alcohol, spending, drugs,…