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Loneliness & Connection

It’s Loneliness week so we’re talking about the importance of Connection. We are social animals. Connection to others who make you feel...

Greatest Hits

It’s reflection time at Wakey! We’ve been looking back at your Favourite tips from a year of Wakey. That makes us feel old. No, wait -...

Money

Christmas is only a month away so money might be on our minds. Money is a very tricky topic for some people so this week we're going to...

Thoughts are Bullies

Our thoughts can be helpful companions which enable us to do the things we want to do. Or they can be unhelpful and hold us back -...

Behaviour Change

Most behaviours we engage in on a day to day basis are automatic. Our brains have limited decision-making capacity in a given day so...

Anger

Anger is an important and often ignored part of mental health. It is a central part of problems like depression and burnout - and of...

Overcoming Fears

We all have things we are afraid of and things we avoid. Things that set off our brain's threat system. For evolutionary reasons it makes...

Awareness

We're practicing a different way of thinking about attention and mindfulness this week. Outside of formal mindfulness practice we can...

Kindness and Altruism

We talk a lot on Wakey about how to manage difficult thoughts and emotions. This week we are talking about how to capitalize on positive...

Teachers Week

Monday was World Teachers Day, which is here to remind us of the importance of the work teachers do all over the world. Teachers are...

Behavioural Experiments

We all have beliefs about the way the world works - and beliefs about other people. Those beliefs may be right or wrong - just as they...

Behaviours

We have been talking a lot about thoughts and emotions. But an even simpler way of thinking about mental health is to think about the...

Thoughts 2

More thoughts… In a state of high emotion the brain kind of stops working properly. Thinking becomes "black and white" or "all or...

Emotions

This week we are talking about ways to manage emotions and associated sensations. We think of emotions as mental experiences but they are...

Boundaries

People with strong emotions are passionate and interesting. But they may also become very attached in emotional relationships and may...

Sleep

How much sleep do you need? 7-9 hours people! You can have a 4 hours sleep cycle if you’re an elephant and 23 hours if you’re a house...

Social Skills

Social Skills can be HARD. People and relationships are complicated. Here are some tips for you lovely Wakey mateys: Many of us turn to...

Wellbeing

Wednesday Wisdom: Week 21: Wellbeing One way of thinking about wellbeing is as a training process - where by practising HABITS (such as...

Mindfulness

You may have heard a lot about mindfulness over the past couple of years. It's a great life skill that for many people is a key part of...

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