My best friend is a great guy. I've written about him before, and when I told him I was starting a blog I asked him for ideas. One of the things he came back to me with was "how can I identify people who are struggling and what can I do to help?" This post is for him, and for those of you out there who might not struggle with your mental health but know someone who does.
It's October! The nights are drawing in, it's getting cooler and darker on a morning, and pumpkin spice-flavoured items are literally everywhere. Love it or hate it, you might need a little extra help to manage your mental health in autumn - here's a blog post to make sure you get it.
My previous post explaining chronic pain (and my post about how to manage it) were quite popular, so this week I'm bringing you more of my reflections on working with people who are struggling with chronic pain.
This weeks blog post is a bit different - it's a personal reflection on practising what I preach, namely self care and taking time for yourself!
It's *mumble* years since I started university, but I still remember how stressful and exciting it was. But how are you supposed to cope with it all if you're struggling with your mental health? I've got some tips.
Whilst extravagant things are interesting, we seem to have lost some of our ability to enjoy smaller, more simple things - and our happiness has suffered in the process. Read on for my defence of the simple things in life.
This week we're going to look at Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD for short. What is it, how does it affect people, and what can you do about it if you're struggling? Read below the line break to find out.
Last week we looked at the best advice I've been given in my time as a clinical psychologist. But that advice has been balanced with some things that I don't feel are as helpful, so here are my thoughts on the worst advice I've been given as a clinical psychologist.
It's fast coming up to the time of year where bright-eyed postgraduates with big dreams of changing the world start their Doctorate in Clinical Psychology training courses. Inspired by that fact, I thought I'd do a post of some of the best advice I've been given over my years as a clinical psychologist.
Last week we looked at chronic pain - what it is, and how it develops. This week, we're going to be talking about pain management. Pain management is the main part of my day job, so I've got a lot to say about it! Hopefully, people will find it helpful.
Dr Sarah Blackshaw: Clinical Psychologist, blogger, tea drinker, interested in dinosaurs and shiny objects