Take control of your own wellbeing
It’s a phrase that we’ve all known about for a very long time and never has it been a more appropriate time to take control of your own wellbeing. We have an amazing system with the NHS in the UK and what it’s best at is dealing with emergencies and the ‘big events’. We have known for a long time now that the system has been under pressure and is dealing with levels of demand that were probably never imagined.
What we can see is that the system is continuing to pull out all the stops but is struggling to deal with the normal day to day work. We can also see that there are going to be more mental health issues in the coming months. We weren’t mentally prepared for lock down conditions and as the lock down lifts we are all going to react very differently. (See Stepping Out of Lockdown)
In the Wellness Network meeting, on the 18th July, we heard about the difficulties that one of our members has seen with the NHS mental health services not being able to cope with the current levels of demand. One thing that many of us in the group are passionate about is helping to make sure that people don’t get to that point. There are a lot of talking therapies represented in the network and we are all ready and waiting to help anyone to take steps towards building their mental strength and therefore not to need to call on the NHS for support. This has to be the best way, for us to help ourselves.
So how can I help you?
For starters just talking to someone else helps (that’s what happens with the network every Sunday). Then I can help you assess where you are at the moment: what are you finding difficult, what steps are you already taking and what support do you have on hand. We’ll look at the options that you have available to you and the steps that you can take. Finally, you’ll decide what action you will take and how I can continue to support you.
With any coaching sessions you’ll always have the option of email contact between sessions and I often stay in touch to make sure you are ok if I feel that it’s welcome.
My Chat Letter email is sent out every five to six weeks and includes a wide range of information both from myself and other wellbeing professionals. Each email starts with a question for you to think about. It’s all well and good reading and learning but if you don’t start applying it to yourself and your situation they you won’t see any changes.
To help yourself
If coaching doesn’t feel like the right support for you I can point you in the direction of someone from the network. There’s a wide range of advice already available on the website and we have plans to add so much more over the coming months.
If you’d just like to talk through where you are and whether or not there are any tweaks you can make to safeguard your wellness then please do get in touch. The Introduction Session is now £10 for two hours for any new client but if you are a previous client and have concerns please book a Coffee and Chat for a 30 min free discussion and we can see what we can achieve together in that time.