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The best and the worst of us

Let’s face it, there are some pretty tough things happening at the moment. There’s a killer virus, people have died, the economy is struggling and we don’t know what the future holds. There are also the smaller tough things which are hard to bear, the queues at the supermarket, the schools closed, summer holidays cancelled. […]

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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, is about as good as it gets. Work has been busy and stimulating and I have learnt a great deal. There are certainly silver linings to this dark cloud. Then […]

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Ways to help big feelings

This week’s blog is guest written by one of our young people, Evelyn who is in Primary school. This is what she has to say: At the moment I have been feeling a bit upset and cross because of Coronavirus. I can’t see my friends and I am getting fed up of zoom. I get […]

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Gratitude or Causal everyday magic

Today’s blog is about finding things to be grateful for, whatever situation we find ourselves in. It has been expertly written by Phoebe Crook, Assistant Psychologist at Headspace Guildford. Following on from last week’s blog post about looking after yourself, I wanted to focus on casual everyday magic. I cannot remember exactly where I came […]

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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 the times beyond lockdown too. Stuck at home with your children and feeling frustrated? Is lockdown making you lose patience? This week we will focus on patience and how you […]

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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 writing the UK has been on lockdown for over 6 weeks. Undeniably nobody could have anticipated this and there is no way to know how much longer this might go […]

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Not there yet: Finding our way to a new normal

It sometimes takes a while to publish a peer reviewed paper. It has been so with one of my papers. Having written this journal article in 2010 it was finally published in 2020. This feels all the more poignant as the title is ‘…finding the way to a new normal’ and it was published just […]

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The NHS: Not perfect, but amazing

When I’m not working at Headspace Guildford, I work at St George’s Hospital in London. More of my time and headspace has been there in recent weeks, because of coronavirus. I am proud to work for the NHS, but not just because of the times we find ourselves in. I’ve always been proud to work […]

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Hang in there: We are in this together

Today’s blog has been written by Headspace Guildford’s very own Assistant Psychologist, Phoebe Crook. The weeks of lockdown are slowly turning into months and there has been a realisation that things may not go back to normal for a while. At present you might feel disconnected from people and this is totally understandable. The initial […]

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Getting through lockdown: Managing yourself

Today’s blog has been written by Phoebe Crook, Assistant Psychologist at Headspace Guildford. We know there are many challenges at this time, and many things out of our control. But we also know that looking after ourselves and taking responsibility for what we can manage can help look after our mental health. Here’s what Phoebe […]

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