Six Tips for Beating Worktime Stress During the COVID-19 Crisis

The current COVID-19 crisis is stressful… We’re worried about ourselves, or the people we love, getting sick. We’re worried about the economic impact. We’re worried about practical issues, like how to work from home effectively or whether we will have enough milk, bread… Or toilet rolls. The trouble is, stress is bad for us. Amongst […]

How should we handle anxiety and depression in our children and young people?

According to the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) in the UK, there has been a 70% increase in anxiety and depression in the under 25s. The current news story that American schools are considering mandatory depression screening for students, once again raises big questions about teenage anxiety, the level of mental health disorders amongst […]

The Science of Anxiety and Panic Attacks

  Fears, phobias, anxiety and panic attacks are all related. The feelings, sometimes extreme feelings, people experience with these conditions are all caused by the release of adrenaline and in more acute cases cortisol and gluco-cortisol into the blood stream. These hormones cause the symptoms that sufferers experience during anxiety and panic attacks: raised heart-rate, […]