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This book makes the case that career development practice is a mental health intervention and provides skills and strategies to support career development practitioners in their work. It explores how practitioners do far more than help people prepare for, enter and navigate career pathways – they change people’s lives in ways that improve mental health and overall well-being. The authors also emphasize their focus is mental health, not mental illness, and address this distinction in the book.
How to enhance your mental health?
The Wellbeing topic in the Commons Social Change Library includes a wide range of materials including articles, videos and podcasts. These highlights from the collection include ones that focus on personal strategies (‘self-care’) as well as organisational, collective and movement strategies (inclusive of ‘community-care’).
Maslow's hierarchy of needs is a motivational theory in psychology comprising a five-tier model of human needs, often depicted as hierarchical levels within a pyramid.
In exploring alternative approaches to mental health, it is first important to understand what mental illness actually is. Most psychiatric survivors reject the term “mental illness” altogether, as it supports what is considered the “medical model” of mental health.
It’s that time of year where many people begin thinking about everything they have to be thankful for. Although it’s nice to count your blessings on Thanksgiving, being thankful throughout the year could have tremendous benefits on your quality of life
therapists at The Family Institute have provided 50 actionable tips for taking care of your mental health. Some of the strategies include practicing mindfulness, overcoming perfectionism, nurturing your relationships and shifting your mindset
The Children’s Mental Health Network (CMHNetwork) promotes and advocates for the availability and effectiveness of high-quality services for children with mental health needs and their families.
In this article, we report on a Norwegian study exploring the relationship between children's play, well-being, and involvement, and identify how children play in indoor and outdoor environments at their early childhood education and care (ECEC) institution.
A growing body of research points to the beneficial effects that exposure to the natural world has on health, reducing stress and promoting healing. Now, policymakers, employers, and healthcare providers are increasingly considering the human need for nature in how they plan and operate.
Hospice Care and Grief Support
The Universal Wisdom We would like to reflect together on how we can connect our life to the Universal Wisdom and begin a process of great inner transformation.
Guided imagery is a focused practice that involves each of the five senses to ignite positive healing messages throughout the mind and body.
Interactive Guided ImagerySM (IGISM) is a specific type of guided imagery (a practice relying on visualization) overseen by the Academy for Guided Imagery. Guided imagery and IGISM have been shown to be useful in treating a variety of physical and mental health issues, and have also been shown to be useful for generally increasing well-being.
It is important to increase awareness and facilitate discussions about Mental Health within our communities.
Everyone has to deal with stress. There are steps you can take to help you handle stress in a positive way and keep it from making you sick.
A technique in which mental health professionals help individuals in therapy focus on mental images in order to evoke feelings of relaxation, is based on the concept of mind-body connection.
When we meditate, we inject far-reaching and long-lasting benefits into our lives: We lower our stress levels, we get to know our pain, we connect better, we improve our focus, and we're kinder to ourselves.
While we could probably all benefit from a wellness retreat right about now, a trip isn't the only way to relax. The purported benefits of meditation include increased focus, stress relief, and better sleep. To help you prioritize self-care and ease into a daily mindfulness practice
Visualization techniques have been used by successful people to visualize their desired outcomes for ages.
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