Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Promoting Mental and Physical Health

Recently, we've been engaging with two busy entrepreneurs who run their own businesses with an interest in the well-being of clients.

Belinda is a certified psychotherapist based in North London who has helped people to cope better with a range of issues, including relationship difficulties, work-related stress, anxiety, depression and more. Sometimes these feelings are triggered by a recent incident that happened way in the past, such as a suppressed childhood trauma, and sometimes the pain may be more recent, such as losing a job or a loved one. Increasingly, carers are seeking counselling, as is well documented.

For people who are unable or unwilling to visit the therapy room - perhaps they live remotely or are agoraphobic - psychotherapy counselling is available via Skype or FaceTime. This can be a life-line for some.

The BPc was asked to suggest improvements to the website and related social media to help reach more people.

Adrienne has been teaching back pain management for a number of years and is building a network of fully trained assistants to help cope with demand. With a new website under development, she is planning her marketing and social media strategy (that's where we come in) ready for the launch early in 2017. We'll keep you posted and tell you more about the programme nearer the time...

Keeping good posture and light exercise is good general advice for physical health.

Mental and physical health often go hand-in-hand as, when one begins to struggle, it can lead to other difficulties. Problems such as eating disorders and self-harming may begin psychologically then have a physical impact and, in reverse, a loss of physical ability through long-term illness, disability or getting older can lead to depression. It's a tough topic to face alone.