What is your relationship with food?

  I was sat in a coffee shop with my mum drinking a coffee and having a panini, when a young slender woman sat down behind us with her two young sons.  The boys asked her why she wasn’t eating anything. She swiftly replied, “mummy’s not hungry, I’ve already had...

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

What is PTSD? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has been around for a long time. People know it under many different names. Previous terms for PTSD have included; ‘shell shock’ during WWI,. Also, ‘war neurosis’ during WWII, and ‘combat stress reaction’ during the...

Time to Talk About Education and Mental Health

THE PROBLEM When your children start school or university and are warned about mental health issues, you assume that the warnings and reminders of support are for other people, those who already have mental health issues, or who are already at risk. That might not be...

Maternal Mental Health

  Recently there has been a lot of attention in the media focused on women’s postnatal mental health.  Good mental health is hard to establish and maintain today without children, let alone throwing a newborn baby into the mix along with all the sleepless nights,...