Blog, Mental Health

Gardening and Mental Health

The Healing Power Of Gardening In January of 2019, the NHS released its new Long Term Plan for the future. It detailed how they plan to tackle the ever-increasing pressure on the staff by redesigning patient care. It emphasised a commitment to provide people with better control and independence over their own health. The plan… Continue reading Gardening and Mental Health

Mental Health

Hormones for Depression in the Menopause

A while back I wrote a post about what you should know about depression in the menopause. It is a topic that I have come to be particularly passionate about since finishing my MSc. My specific topic of focus for my dissertation was whether hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was beneficial for menopausal depression and/or low mood.… Continue reading Hormones for Depression in the Menopause

Mental Health, Running

Running and The Brain

A while back I wrote about the beneficial impacts that yoga has on the brain and it got me thinking about other sports. We have all heard of runners high, the phenomenon that occurs leading to feelings of euphoria during or after running. While runners high is incredibly unpredictable and not everyone will experience it,… Continue reading Running and The Brain

Exercise, Mental Health, nutrition

Top Tips for Keeping Well This Winter (especially during lockdowns)

My dear friends, Welcome back to my blog. Earlier this week I posted an article explaining why it is that a lot of people tend to feel worse in winter. This year, a bit of a different winter presents itself to us. With lockdowns and the threat of COVID-19, restrictions have been put in place… Continue reading Top Tips for Keeping Well This Winter (especially during lockdowns)

Mental Health

Feeling Worse in Winter? The Science Behind Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Hello my dear readers, As the nights draw in and the trees continue to lose their leaves, winter is inevitably approaching. While some people enjoy the dropping of temperatures, the magic of Christmas and the chance to finally wear that knitted jumper that’s been sitting at the back of the cupboard, winter can present a… Continue reading Feeling Worse in Winter? The Science Behind Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Mental Health

What You Should Know About Depression in the Menopause

Hello all. This may feel like an oddly specific topic for someone in their early 20’s to be writing about however my Master's dissertation this year was focused on establishing whether hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was an effective treatment for depression and low mood in the menopause. My research has since sparked a passion for… Continue reading What You Should Know About Depression in the Menopause