Are you keeping a stiff upper lip at the expense of your wellbeing?

Does your dad, brother, son, uncle, husband or partner know that he doesn’t have to take it all on his shoulders? Do men feel able to talk freely about how they feel? Are they aware of the risks of bottling everything up and not giving themselves an outlet to work through their fears?

With the stigma of mental health for men being a significant barrier, we as a society have a responsibility to help men recognise that it is OK to seek support when they feel the chips are down or that they are taking too much on. At the very least mean need to know it is OK to take regular time out from the fast pace of life.

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Touch - A Powerful Yet Underrated Sense

Physical touch is one of the most basic forms of communication and the most personally experienced of all sensations.  Our deepest thoughts and fears are communicated through touch.  This tactile sense joins together the awareness of ourselves and those around us.  Read Rebecca Louise Kelly’s blog which looks at how touch has informed our language and means of communication.

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The Truth About Stress

Is stress inherently bad for us?  The very latest scientific research behind stress, demonstrates a number of techniques designed to decrease common stress factors.  Can stress in small doses,  actually be quite good for us?  This has certainly piqued our interest.  We have taken the opportunity to also consider how stress affects us by looking at how our bodies respond to stress, where we can learn from this and turn it into an advantage.

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