There are or times or situations in our lives that are more difficult than others. The capacity to stay mentally well during those times is what we call ‘resilience’.
Resilience is not simply a person’s ability to ‘bounce back’, but our capacity to adapt in the face of challenging circumstances, whilst maintaining a stable mental wellbeing.
Resilience is something that can change over time and we, as individuals, have the power to change it. Resilience can be taught, and learned, and that the elements that build resilience can be introduced into our everyday life.
At the heart of resilience are wellbeing, social connections and having ways to cope with difficult events:
- Wellbeing: Mental wellbeing describes our mental state – how we are feeling and how well we can cope with day-to-day life. Our emotional wellbeing can change, from day to day, month to month or year to year.
- Social connections: Connecting with other people isn’t always easy and many of us can sometimes feel isolated or struggle with relationships.
- Ways to cope: Psychological support can play a key role in preventing, as well as resolving problems.
In this section we have included articles that can be found on this website about ways we can build and maintain out resilience in our everyday lives.
Could Getting a Dog Help You Get Back to Work After Experiencing Anxiety? Owning a dog can be an exceptional complementary support for anxiety when returning to the workplace.
Can A Hormonal Imbalance Negatively Impact One’s Behaviour? Jane Fisher discusses why hormonal imbalances can be a root cause of mental health challenges and that this occurs much more frequently than most would think.
Increasing Mental Well-Being by Increasing Accessibility Jane Fisher discusses increasing mental well-being begins by understanding what it means to those who need to increase it. Working to effectively understand not just the needs of those who hear voices but understand the community they live in on a day-to-day basis is a great start.
A Clean Home And Your Mental Health: Explaining The Relationship Jane Fisher discusses why having a clean, tidy home helps you feel more organised, relaxed and can indirectly help the one in ten people living with voices.
Is Your Job Putting Your Health At Risk? In this article and Infographic, Katie Myres and the team at Stanley R Harris looks at the physical and mental health risks commonly faced in different professions.
Are You More Likely to Lose Your Teeth when You Experience Long Term Distress? In this article Jane Fisher explores how emotional distress can impact on teeth health and what you can do to about it.
Sleep Health Awareness Resources While many people are aware of the fact that the amount of rest they get can affect their moods, few realize that PTSD, stress, anxiety, and other mental health issues in the aftermath of a traumatic event can trigger sleep disorders. Tuck is a community devoted to promoting sleep health awareness. The site provides evidence-based sleep health information, news, and unbiased product reviews.
Health In the Workplace: Why Is It Important? Jane Fisher discusses the importance of mental health in the workplace. Work-related stress continues to be a problem, not only for the individuals involved, but for the economy as a whole.
Maintaining Your Mental Health Through Physical Trauma Jane Fisher discusses maintaining our health through physical trauma. In the aftermath of a physical injury, much effort is given to ensuring a smooth recovery, however consideration for the mental impact of injury is often left by the wayside
What Are The Spiritual Benefits of Spending Time in Nature? Continuing her series of articles about spirituality and hearing voices, Jane Fisher discusses the spiritual benefits of spending time in nature.
Music: How it Helps Mental Health Will Tottle explores how Music and mental health are deeply connected, and is something that we all feel a bond with. It resonates with the deepest part of our very being, and it has the power to lift us from even the most crippling levels of darkness and despair.
Coping With Change By Introducing New Life Into Your Home Continuing her series of articles about hearing voices, Jane Fisher discusses coping with change by introducing new life into your home
Hearing Voices While Grieving Can Be Beneficial Continuing her series of articles about hearing voices, Jane Fisher considers the role voices can play when we grieve.