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…
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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.
The Covid-19 pandemic has made us all the more aware of the need to protect our physical health and that of our family and friends. In these uncertain times, we are living with social distancing, self isolation and a steady stream of news from all over the world, not all of it founded in fact. […]
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.
Weez Week is about raising youth mental health awareness in Hong Kong through a range of initiatives including The Weez Wall of Hope, sharing positive thoughts and images on social media, and dispelling myths and providing facts surrounding suicide. Ann’s story is about losing her son Jamie to suicide, knowing what she knows now, and […]
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 […]
Nadia Hussein recently spoke to the BBC about living with anxiety and allowed access to how she was seeking treatment and how she was personally facing her anxiety. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=993862907671471 The most poignant quote for me was:“Living with anxiety is probably one of the most lonely and most isolating things to have because you are your […]
Thanks to UK Northern Rail for allowing us to show this video depicting poet laureate Simon Armitage’s poem, All Right? This time of year can be a particularly lonely time. If you’re worried about someone, don’t forget to ask them if they are all right. It can make all the difference. Video of the poem […]
Learned optimism is a way of re-training the brain to think differently and the ability to see the possibilities of good ahead. No matter who you are or circumstance, anyone can learn the skills to become a more optimistic person in time. For example, if someone has lost a close relationship, instead of putting themselves […]
The following article is well worth a read. The article advocates prevention as a key approach in mental health and the important role schools have. It makes the insightful analogy that with physical health, we are what we eat, whereas with mental health, we are what we think, and what we think may not always […]