There are limits to what we can do to control the spread of COVID-19, but there’s a lot we can do to control our mental response to it. Gosia Bowling, Emotional Wellbeing National Lead at Nuffield Health, explains why you may be feeling anxious and provides some advice for managing your mental wellbeing.

Updated: Tuesday 7 December 2021

Published: Monday 23 March 2020

The health of your mind and body are intrinsically linked, but only 3 in 10 people acknowledge that exercise helps their mental health, according to latest data from our Healthier Nation Index. Brendan Street, Head of Emotional Wellbeing, explains how physical activity can help to prevent and manage stress.

Updated: Friday 17 September 2021

Published: Monday 15 April 2019

Speaking to kids about their emotional wellbeing can be challenging. Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist at Nuffield Health, Ekta Mansukhani, shares 10 tips to help you have conversations with children about mental health.

Updated: Thursday 16 September 2021

Published: Thursday 11 July 2019

These cognitive behavioural therapy techniques retrain your body and mind to sleep well at night. Brendan Street explains the basic formula.

Updated: Friday 23 July 2021

Published: Wednesday 5 October 2016

Brendan Street, our Professional Head of Emotional Wellbeing, provides some insight into why we may eat emotionally and provides some tactics to helps us limit it.

Updated: Thursday 22 July 2021

Published: Tuesday 17 January 2017

Making an effort to relax might sound counterintuitive, but it's vital to your emotional and physical wellbeing. Brendan Street, Professional Head of Emotional Wellbeing, suggests a few techniques to help you unwind before you unravel.

Updated: Thursday 22 July 2021

Published: Thursday 11 May 2017

According to our Healthier Nation Index – a survey of more than 8,000 Britons about their health since the start of the pandemic – 41% of people said their mental health is worse than this time last year. Dr Gail Davies shares some mindfulness tips to help you become more resilient when faced with challenges.

Updated: Thursday 29 April 2021

Published: Monday 14 March 2016

If you’re self-isolating because you have symptoms, or you’re living with someone who does, here are some handy tips for planning and preparing, as well as keeping fit, healthy and happy during the coronavirus situation.

Updated: Wednesday 24 February 2021

Published: Monday 23 March 2020

Psychological research reveals that connecting with others is hugely beneficial to our health. At this time of uncertainty, connecting with others can be reassuring. Being reminded of how we are all affected by COVID-19 can bring some comfort.

Updated: Wednesday 24 February 2021

Published: Monday 20 April 2020

Brendan Street, Head of Emotional Wellbeing, explains how creating a mental fitness regime can improve our wellbeing during these colder months.

Updated: Friday 18 December 2020

Published: Friday 30 October 2020

Good quality sleep is important for both our physical and emotional health. However, COVID-19 is impacting our ability to obtain quality sleep in a number of ways. Brendan Street, Head of Emotional Wellbeing, provides his top tips for improving your sleep quality.

Updated: Tuesday 9 June 2020

Published: Monday 20 April 2020