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Autism in Girls

This week’s blog is written by Assistant Psychologist Gabby Donaldson. Today I thought it would be good to think about autism in girls, as I

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Random acts of kindness

This week’s blog was written by our Assistant Psychologist Gabby Donaldson. One year on from our first lockdown and it is clear the world has

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Look for rainbows

This week’s blog was written by Headspace Guildford’s fantastic Assistant Psychologist, Gabby Donaldson. It’s so brilliant because it reminds me of the rainbows that went

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Managing uncertainty

Let’s face it. This hasn’t been the easiest of years. Even if you loved lockdown or have welcomed the chance to be at home more,

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School anxiety

It’s often around this time, two or three weeks into the school term, that you start to notice some signs. Having skipped in happily for

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It isn’t your fault

I’m working like mad at the moment getting the Headspace Guildford groups organised for the end of August. These groups are designed to help children

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Finding our way

Creating a roadmap with the help of our BAME internships. The week that George Floyd was killed I was half way through the book ‘Biased’

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Hold on…

I find that some days during lockdown are good, some even wonderful. To be at home, in the garden, enjoying the sunshine, with my family,

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Lockdown Patience

Today’s blog has been written by Phoebe Crook, Assistant Psychologist at Headspace Guildford. It’s about Patience during lockdown but will be just as relevant in

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Lockdown exhaustion

Today’s blog has been written by Headspace Guildford’s Assistant Psychologist Phoebe Crook Today’s blog post is going to discuss lockdown exhaustion. At the time of

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3 weeks into lockdown…

This week’s blog is guest-written by Phoebe Crook, Assistant Psychologist at Headspace Guildford. Thanks Phoebe! Whilst we may have been in lock down for nearly

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Corono-anxiety

I’m writing this blog for anybody who is feeling nervous or anxious or down right scared about coronavirus. We can’t turn on any kind of

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Kindness as a way of living

I’ve blogged before about the kindness of strangers (http://headspaceguildford.co.uk/the-power-of-kindness/ and http://headspaceguildford.co.uk/little-kindness-world/) and what a difference a simple, random act of kindness can make to someone.

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New year reflections

I’ve been thinking a lot about what to write in this blog. Traditionally January is linked with fresh starts and new beginnings and with the

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Practice Compassion

As I wrote last week (link) there is a lot of hype around Christmas. It’s tempting to get swept up in ‘silly season’ and rush

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Changing your world #2

Last week I used this quote “The world is changed by your example, not your opinion” (link here)  and talked about how you could change

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Changing your world

Last week I was talking about practising what you preach (here). I came across this quote which summarises it too… “The world is changed by

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Practice what you preach

I truly believe in practising what you preach. If you’re not prepared to do something then you shouldn’t be asking other people to do this.

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The power of kindness

Recently, I passed someone who was crying, sitting just outside the hospital where I work part of the week. I stopped and asked her if

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Skills for life

Last week I talked about this article about the skills needed to survive in the 4th industrial revolution and decried the potential loss of active

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Savouring the little holiday things

A long while ago I wrote this blog [http://headspaceguildford.co.uk/savouring-little-things-day-life-parent/] which talked about how you find the good in the things that are happening – realistically

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Beyond busy

It is pretty common these days to hear someone talk about how overwhelmed they are with the various juggles that life is placing on them.

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Deathbed hindsight

I often think of that old adage about people on their deathbed who never say they wished they’d spent more time at work. I love

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What life was like growing up

I promised here (http://headspaceguildford.co.uk/what-is-mental-health/) that I would post on how life growing up impacts on our mental health. This is a tricky area to write

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Real life

Life isn’t ever like it is on the TV, or in films or books. Because space and time is precious in a programme or a

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You are good enough.

As I  think I’ve mentioned before, I’ve got a quote on the wall at the Headspace Guildford office that says “no one has got it

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Just breathe…

At Headspace Guildford we often help children and young people manage something which is distressing them – often things like worries or coping with feelings

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Inside out?

I have a quote on the wall in my office. It says “nobody’s got it all figured out”. I like it very much because it

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Pay it forward

We talk a lot about interventions to improve people’s mental health. At Headspace Guildford we see lots of people struggling with their mental health. Here’s

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