Clear your phone and clear your mind

Clear your phone and clear your mind

Many of us can spend up to four hours a day on our phones, whether that’s on social media, looking up or ordering something, or just passing the time of day.

Clear your mind and your phone with a digital detox and start the year focussing on being in the present and being relationship-focussed for a healthier and clearer mind.

The link below to an article, by Mozilla (Firefox), has some great tips for how to reduce the temptation to be constantly on your phone or device. Ideas include making apps grayscale so they seems less appealing, and moving essential apps only to be in your line of vision. Check it out for some great tips to get your year off to a better start. Find out more >

Help banish January blues with some self care

Help banish January blues with some self care

Christmas is over, your money has run out and daylight hours are short. It’s that time of year when many people can start to feel a little down in the dumps.

The sun shining through the treesIt’s never too early or too late to find some self care strategies which can work for you. Mind offer some excellent tips on self care…

Top of the list is awareness of your mood and self esteem – know those things that affect you and spot warning signs early. Seek to always be in some form of contact with others as loneliness can be debilitating. Make time for things you love and that nourish you. And last but not least, look after your physical health.

Check out the full article here > and also take note of the contact details for some specialist organisations that Mind suggest, should you feel you need that little extra bit of support.

To make an appointment with a Rainbow counsellor, send us a message or call us on 07789 157 300.

Free mental health resource for churches

Free mental health resource for churches

Mental Health Access Resouce pack logoChurches and pastoral care workers can make use of this free resource to equip them in their ministry to support those in need.

The Mental Health Access Pack is a free online resource set up to help those who help others in the area of mental health. Set up in partnership with Livability, The Mind and Soul Foundation and Premier Life it aims to provide reliable information for churches all in one place, with links to relevant Christian charities working in this field.

With information about common mental health concerns, ways to help and practical tips the site also comments on what the Bible says about key issues involved.

For more info please visit: www.mentalhealthaccesspack.org