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Learning how to become resilient- Written by Carolyn Brown

Resilience is not a trait that people either have or do not have. It involves behaviours, thoughts and actions that can be learned and developed.

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A Day in the Life of... Head Start Psychotherapist, Amos

In this interview we hear from Amos about the support he provides to WWTW clients.

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WWTW provide ‘Lifeline’ to family during coronavirus pandemic

Despite the disruption brought by the coronavirus pandemic, the team at WWTW have continued to support our veterans and their families. In this next blog, hear from a family who are being supported through our NCCP Programme in the North East.

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Mental Health Awareness Week - Be Kind. Written by WWTW mental health therapist, Frances Howlett

“Use your voice for kindness, your ears for compassion, your hands for charity, your mind for truth and your heart for love” -Buddha This is all very appropriate and true. But just to look at the kindness part for a minute.

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Covid-19 Series. Q+A with WWTW Mental Health Therapist Ian Best.

Despite the disruption many of us are facing, WWTW are still here to support those who served. As part of our ongoing support, we've set up regular live Twitter Q+A sessions with our mental health therapists. This offers you the chance to ask any mental health question you might have.

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Mental Health Awareness Week - An act of kindness. Written by WWTW Therapist, Aaron.

When we feel at our most vulnerable, we tend to expect the worst as our fears bubble up, but when we are met with kindness and care from others, it has the capacity to restore our hope and overcome our fears and we all need it to survive.

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Mental Health Awareness Week: Being kind to ourselves - Written by WWTW Mental Health Therapist Vikki Powell.

Being kind to ourselves and others is now a common refrain. Sounds obvious doesn’t it? But for many of us, it is hard to do regularly, consistently and without dismissing our acts of kindness as something of little value.

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COVID-19 Series. Keeping well and looking after your mental health.

We have all been in lockdown for a number of weeks and months. WWTW Clinical Lead, Carolyn, has put together some top tips to help you look after your mental health during this time.

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Covid-19 Series. Monitoring your alcohol intake and staying safe- Written by Carolyn Brown.

During the current lockdown, it could be that all the structure and routine you had put into your daily life has now flown out of the window – leading to boredom, isolation and increased stress; triggers that may cause you to increase your alcohol intake.

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Covid-19 Series. Coping with anxiety and depression - Written by Carolyn Brown.

During the current COVID restrictions many will probably be feeling higher levels of anxiety. There are a huge number of changes going on in our day to day lives which can feel overwhelming and can cause strong emotional responses. These symptoms are very likely to be particularly intense during the current lockdown.

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