• Mental Health

    Black Burnout

      WHAT IS BURNOUT? By Nasalifya Namwinga What we know of burnout come mostly from research on job burnout. Burnout is defined as the experience of chronic emotional and interpersonal distress within a job. It is characterised by three dimensions – exhaustion, cynicism, and inefficacy. A 2019 study looked at causes for burnout among US racial justice activists . The…

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    Adulting

    “Being an adult is all about life admin”   Let’s be honest being an ‘adult’ can be tough but so was being a kid in its own way! Being a functional adult requires work and effort. It doesn’t just happen. unfortunately. Here are a few things that I think help (from personal experience but also from my experience working with…

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    How To Get More Out Of Therapy

      So, you’ve started therapy or have been in therapy for a while, awesome! Here are three ways to get the most out of those 50-60 minutes. Turn up. This may seem like an obvious one, but its a biggie. We all run late sometimes and that’s understandable. However, your chosen therapist may have a number of clients that day…

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    Can Mindfulness Work For You?

    Mindfulness is trending at the moment with several apps, therapeutic approaches and  wellbeing services providing mindfulness-based something or other. But where did it come from, what it is it,  and does it even work?