Mental Wellbeing

Mental Wellbeing

Mental wellbeing describes our mental state at any point in time. How we are coping with everyday life and generally how we are feeling. As we all know this ebbs and flows depending on any number of factors, be that the change in seasons, tiredness, workload and relationships to name but a few.

A positive mental state encourages us to: feel engaged with the world around us, to live and work productively, to strike up new relationships and maintain older ones and generally be able to express a range of emotions. Furthermore, it supports confidence and a general feeling of positivity and self-esteem, allowing us to be flexible and cope with changing circumstances and uncertainty.

Everyone is different and as in life, what influences and impacts one person does not necessarily translate to another. However, what we can be certain of, is that the majority, if not all, of us have had times where we feel stressed, anxious, upset, or find it difficult to cope.

Here we at TheBoldAge have curated (and will continue to add to) several articles and resources that may provide some useful help and guidance on this important topic.

MORE THAN JUST A FEAR OF OPEN SPACES: WHAT IS AGORAPHOBIA AND HOW IS IT TREATED?Liz Connor - 2020-06-25
This complex panic disorder often results in avoiding certain situations – or not leaving the house at all. TheBoldAge finds out more.
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THEBOLDAGE INVESTIGATES: THE BENEFITS OF MEDITATIONSteve Foreman - 2020-06-23
The world has turned into a somewhat crazy place, we have social distancing, limited access to schools for our children and many people are worried about their finances.
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ON THIS DAY 23 JUNETheBoldAge - 2020-06-23
In 1846 the Saxophone was patented and in 1873 the TypeWriter (only capital letters though). The Luftwaffe accidently landed their latest fighter in Wales in 1942 and in 2016 we had the EU Referendum. Today though we celebrate Alan Turing's birthday in 1912
LIFELONG LEARNING HAS NEVER BEEN EASIERTheBoldAge - 2020-06-15
With the explosion in online learning we look at 7 platforms that can be used to facilitate lifelong learning across a variety of subjects.
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AEROBIC EXERCISE COULD IMPROVE MEMORY IN OLDER AGE, STUDY SAYSPrudence Wade - 2020-06-05
Research shows the brain-boosting potential of cardio.
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DARK CHOCOLATE CAN HELP STRESS LEVELS: 6 UNUSUAL WAYS TO GET MORE INTO YOUR DIETPrudence Wade - 2020-05-25
As if we needed a Boldie excuse to eat more?
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MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK: WHY KINDNESS IS GOOD FOR THE MINDLiz Connor - 2020-05-22
Everyone wins.
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MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK: 5 WAYS TO GIVE YOUR MENTAL WELLBEING SOME TLCAbi Jackson - 2020-05-18
Feeling a little run-down mentally? Abi Jackson shares 5 tips for under-the-weather minds.
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LOSE YOURSELFSteve Foreman - 2020-04-30
With Lockdown in full swing how do we keep our mental wellbeing in check, Steve talks about one of his joys
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