Updated: Friday 17 September 2021

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

The past 18 months have been immensely challenging. The stress of the pandemic and being confined to our homes has understandably resulted in some unhealthy habits. Prevention Lead Gosia Bowling and Head of Emotional Wellbeing Brendan Street discuss how we can get fitter and healthier, from exercising more to having a better sleep routine.

Updated: Thursday 16 September 2021

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

One of the key ways to maintain good mental health is to live life in a way that gives you a sense of pleasure, achievement and a feeling of being close to others. Brendan Street, Professional Head of Emotional Wellbeing, explains how living life in line with your values, as well as with a sense of purpose, will help you to do this in a consistent way.

Updated: Monday 6 September 2021

While there is evidence for the adverse effects of technology and its overuse, some apps and digital platforms may be good for our wellbeing. Brendan Street, Professional Head of Emotional Wellbeing, discusses how certain technologies can help improve work-life balance and provide access to emotional support.

Updated: Wednesday 4 August 2021

As restrictions ease and people return to the office, it’s important that our relationship with work remains healthy, however different it looks. Brendan Street, Professional Head of Emotional Wellbeing, shares his three top tips to manage the psychological stress of hybrid working.

Updated: Friday 23 July 2021

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

Updated: Thursday 22 July 2021

Freedom Day has given the nation mixed feelings amid the ongoing uncertainty. Gosia Bowling, Prevention Lead of Emotional Wellbeing provides 9 tips to find a way through any fear around restrictions lifting – such as continuing to wear a mask indoors if it makes you feel more comfortable.

Updated: Thursday 22 July 2021

The recent announcements about a vaccine for COVID-19 has created a sense of hope for many of us. Brendan Street, Professional Head of Emotional Wellbeing, explains that the ability to hold onto hope will be key to maintaining your wellbeing in the coming months.

Updated: Thursday 22 July 2021

What does it really mean when we talk about stress? Clinical Physiologist Lead, Marcus Herbert, explains what's going on inside your body and your brain when stress strikes.

Updated: Thursday 22 July 2021

The pandemic has disrupted our lives in many ways, but we are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel. Gosia Bowling, Prevention Lead of Emotional Wellbeing, explains why we may have experienced a crisis of confidence, and how we can stay resilient as lockdown measures continue to ease.

Updated: Thursday 22 July 2021

Nearly half of the population admit to feeling lonely some of the time, but you don't have to live with loneliness.

Updated: Thursday 22 July 2021

Feeling anxious or confused about what you see when you look in the mirror? There’s a chance you could be suffering from Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). Whilst at times it can feel overwhelming, the good news is there is treatment available that can really help.

Updated: Thursday 22 July 2021

There are many reasons why you might be experiencing intimacy issues, not all of them are things you can control on your own. Here's six things that could be getting in the way of your sex life.

Updated: Thursday 22 July 2021

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

How many times have you taken a phone call or caught up on emails while you're meant to be enjoying your lunch? Brendan Street discusses how to let go and focus your attention on one thing at a time.

Updated: Thursday 22 July 2021

Tired, tearful or eating too much? They're all signs you could be stressed out. Check yourself against this symptom list to find out if you should seek some support.

Updated: Thursday 22 July 2021

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

If you think you're just faking it until you make it you're not alone. Many of us think we're 'not good enough' or 'don't belong'. Here's how to combat the insecurity.

Updated: Thursday 22 July 2021

Nuffield Health’s Professional Head of Emotional Wellbeing discusses the importance of managing stress