In an article for Ariana Magazine, Ann writes about losing her son, Jamie, and the recent Talk, Listen Care campaign to encourage people to talk about feelings and to raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention in young people. “As a community, we can all play a part in improving young people’s mental well-being […]
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Feelings can overwhelm you, like a tsunami. Plan ahead and set up an early warning system and an escape route so you know what to do if you feel your emotions worsen. Have coping and self-calming strategies to hand (like breathing slowly or being in the present.) and be ready to deploy them if and […]
May is mental health awareness month. The Weez Wall was painted to raise awareness about and challenge the stigma of youth mental health. Its messages of hope, positivity and support remind us to be aware of our own and others’ feelings. Be sure to Talk, Listen and Care to safeguard your mental well-being and that […]
Thinking things through thoroughly helps resolve problems. Or does it? Sure, think before you act. But dwelling for too long or too deeply can be counter productive, losing perspective. Be aware of overthinking. Stop, take a break and let your mind rest before you come back to what’s on your mind.
We all know about social distancing as we combat Covid-19, and strive to keep the requisite 2m away from others. Language is important. What we’re actually doing is physical distancing. Great! While we keep apart physically, it’s important to continue to be socially connected. We need human contact now as much as ever, if not […]
Ann Pearce talks to the South China Morning Post (SCMP) about losing her son, Jamie; that it’s okay to not be okay; how we can encourage people to talk about feelings, listen attentively to others, and show we care by doing something positive.
As part of Weez Week, The Weez Project has released some myths and facts surrounding suicide. Suicide is an emotive and divisive subject. It is also highly complex with multiple factors usually at play, e.g. biological, psychological, life experiences, relationships and more. If we are to help people cope with emotional or difficult feelings, we […]
Taking care of your mental health and wellbeing: Self care By Sannah Malik We can care for ourselves – Self Care – by incorporating small acts in our daily life that take care of our mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. Although this seems simple, and often overlooked, it’s vital to reducing stress, improving anxiety and […]
Article by Sannah Malik With access to smartphones, the internet, and the majority of children/teenagers utilsing social media’, cyberbullying is a growing public concern. Cyberbullying can be defined as an intentional aggressive act to inflict psychological harm on another individual, repeatedly, through digital technologies and online mediums (Hinduja & Patchin, 2014). Victims of cyberbullying may […]
Overthinking is when we dwell on something, a problem, school work, or just getting through the day and doing all that needs to be done. At times it can feel like there’s a swarm of bees inside our head, each vying for attention. Over-analysis or having too many things going at once increases stress, and […]