A recent study has identified that self-belief, concerns about body image and a sense of not belonging are factors that affect teenage girls engagement in sport.
For some people the prospect of having to isolate or be in lockdown is a nightmare, however for others it has been a relief. Not having to leave the house and engage in social situations can provide respite from feelings of anxiety or stress. Social situations can create anxiety for a range of reasons. Some… Continue reading Why conversations can be hard as society opens up
Getting the right amount of good quality sleep helps us with occupational participation and performance. Sleep gives us the energy we need to function in our day to day lives. Occupational Therapists can help with sleep difficulties.
Over Christmas it can seem like everyone else is merry and bright. However for many of us Christmas can be a stressful time. It can bring feelings of sadness, loneliness or anxiety. Here are some tips and ideas for looking after your mental health during the festive season.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation can help us deal with stress and anxiety. Learn how to develop your PMR skills.
Many people think of Occupational Therapy in relation to seating or housing adaptations. However, it is a really diverse profession. Find out more here.
One of the most vital resources that will support us in successfully reaching our study goals is our mental health. In preparing for our studies, we should factor in what we need to do to protect our mental health.
Executive skills help us to plan and organise ourselves to achieve our goals. Occupational Therapists can help overcome challenges in executive functioning.
While the easing of restrictions and re-opening of society is a welcome move forward in the fight against the pandemic, for some of us it may bring a sense of unease.
Practical advice for parents of teenagers returning to school after lockdown.