Our minds are complex. Sometimes we may overthink or stress about situations, but changing our approach to the way we think can make all the difference. Prevention Lead Gosia Bowling and Head of Emotional Wellbeing Brendan Street discuss how our thoughts can sometimes make tough situations seem worse, while offering some healthier habits for our minds.

Updated: Thursday 13 January 2022

Published: Wednesday 14 April 2021

Whether you venture outdoors or bring the outside in, there's no denying the healing power of nature. Head of Emotional Wellbeing Brendan Street and Prevention Lead Gosia Bowling explain how we can harness nature’s restorative qualities for our emotional and psychological health.

Updated: Wednesday 12 January 2022

Published: Wednesday 12 May 2021

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

We all experience stress at various points in our lives. Here's how to recognise it and build the resilience needed to face it.

Updated: Thursday 28 October 2021

Published: Friday 8 July 2016

Do you miss being part of a group and having a regular routine? As a member of Nuffield Health’s gym community, you’ll have access to a wide range of connected wellbeing services. These range from exercise classes and swimming lessons, to personal training and physiotherapy.

Updated: Wednesday 27 October 2021

Published: Monday 25 October 2021

Bringing up mental health with your employer can be tricky. Discover our tips on how to get the conversation started.

Updated: Friday 22 October 2021

Published: Thursday 4 October 2018

If you’re not sleeping enough, the effects could be more significant that bags under your eyes, and there could also be dramatic but hidden effects on how you think and feel. Head of Preventative Medicine, Dr Ben Kelly, explains sleep can be closely linked to your physical and mental health.

Updated: Friday 22 October 2021

Published: Monday 5 June 2017

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: Friday 22 October 2021

Published: Tuesday 14 June 2016

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

Updated: Friday 22 October 2021

Published: Thursday 1 February 2018

The effects of the pandemic have been significant, and we’ve seen the impact of long COVID on physical and mental health. GP and Dermatology Lead Dr Unnati Desai explains the symptoms of long COVID, and how you can both self-manage and get rehabilitation for these.

Updated: Wednesday 20 October 2021

Published: Monday 27 September 2021

This anxiety self-assessment test can help you to understand how you've been feeling recently and point you in the right direction for helpful advice and support.

Updated: Friday 8 October 2021

Published: Friday 8 October 2021

This free, clinically-approved test can help you to understand if you're experiencing symptoms often associated with depression, and if you are, point you in the direction of further advice and support.

Updated: Friday 8 October 2021

Published: Friday 8 October 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

Published: Monday 15 April 2019

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: Friday 17 September 2021

Published: Wednesday 28 April 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

Published: Thursday 11 July 2019

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: Thursday 16 September 2021

Published: Tuesday 22 June 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: Monday 6 September 2021

Published: Friday 3 September 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: Wednesday 4 August 2021

Published: Wednesday 4 August 2021

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

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

Published: Thursday 22 July 2021