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.
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.