Learning to Cope on International Widow Day

The loss of a loved one can be a heart-breaking process which can take weeks, months and years to come to terms with. When people are grieving they go through a process called bereavement, this is a time where the individual spends time to adjusting to loss. It is a time where an individual learns to cope with their grief. Each individual deals with bereavement differently and no two losses are the same however it is said that there certain stages of bereavement.

Calling all males, let’s talk men’s health

Health and mental health has always been an area of much taboo and stigma. From the 13th – 19th of June is men’s health week which here at The Blue Tree Clinic we find extremely important as it is a positive step to teaching, educating, and learning more about men’s health.

A day for reflection on Armed Forces Day

Armed forces dayEngland is well known for its pride and patriotism towards Queen and country.  This is why so many people dedicate their lives to their country, by working for the armed forces, the navy, marines, air forces, and Special Forces. Soldiers who work for our country are highly respected and praised for the work they do but little thought goes into the consequences that these roles have on not on the individual’s mental health and welfare but also their families and loved ones.

The Psychology of Clothing – What you wear says about you!

Royal Ascot - Are you judged on what you wear?Royal Ascot has become a date in the diary for many people. It is an event which requires a certain type of dress, hat, suit and shoes and where everyone is willing to conform to wearing something beyond the usual. Traditionally the basic function of clothing was to protect the individual from their environment with the purpose of survival and warmth however now it seems an area of great interest and fascination as well as being an indication of social economic status, job status, religion, as well as a way to express who we want to be seen as. Which begs the question do people really judge us based on what we are wearing or is it all just for show?