Mental Health Matters

MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS. I’m feeling passionate on this. We’re all affected. So here goes…
 
On social media, on blogs, on all our channels, ALL us have a ‘seat at this table’. We all have an opportunity to help. Through our businesses, our voice, our influence.
 
Sometimes it’s okay to put aside text book marketing and being told what you should create on social media. “Tell us about this and tell us about that.” Of course, marketing is marketing and certain processes do work. BUT…
 
I champion, thrive, and (literally) live off outside-the-box ideas, creating change, attention, excitement and purpose. Marketing is about making things happen, not about ticking a box because that is what a social media planner/person/textbook told you…

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10 ways to help a friend in *genuine* need

“A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.”            Winnie the Pooh

The honey-obsessed, naive and rather slow-witted bear also once said, “Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved,” as well as “some people care too much, I think it’s called love.” Despite the need to “think” ever so often, this charming Pooh Bear was always willing to help his friends.

You may have a friend or loved one who finds themselves in a “pickle” – i.e. loss and grief, a severe health issue, heartache, an abyss of anxiety and stress, a feeling of worry and sadness for a loved one, a marriage break-up, money issues, a job redundancy instigating a feeling of failure…the list of “pickles” amongst us all is endless (sadly).

Of course a cuppa, a chat and maybe a few tears is great therapy, but should you know someone who requires some extra special love and attention, here are some suggestions I have come across that are so wonderful, thoughtful and helpful in so many ways…

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