These Mental Health Snippets are free-to-use items taken from or inspired by our Foundation Degree programmes, and the BA and BSc top-up degree programmes. Use them to maintain and enhance your own mental health and wellbeing, and of other adults, children and young people you know and work with.
Think Piece #1: Personality types
The first of our new series of think pieces related to mental health!
You know how it is. Sometimes people just seem to get on your nerves. Like when you are an ‘everything should be in its place’ person, but your partner just leaves stuff everywhere and anywhere. Or when your boss is going over in minute detail what she wants you to do, but you’ve done it a hundred times before, and you just don’t actually need to have it all explained step-by-step...
Think Piece #2: GROW Coaching
The second of our new series of think pieces related to mental health!
You know how it is. There are lots of occasions when people you know come to you and say “Can you give me some advice?” It’s probably in your nature to say “Yes, of course, if I can – what’s up?” And of course, you may be able to give really great advice which is exactly what the person wants. But the thing is, where does that leave the person next time they have a problem? [You can get a lot of phone calls and emails once you get a reputation as ‘someone who always knows what to do’!] And what happens when the person has a problem and you aren’t around?
Think Piece #3: NLP and Optimism
The third of our new series of think pieces related to mental health!
You know how it is. You’re feeling good as you bowl into work on a sunny Monday morning and the first person you meet is George. You’re on autopilot and so you find yourself saying “Hi, George! How was your weekend?” and then immediately realise that you’ve made a mental note before [actually twenty-two times before] NEVER to ask George how he is. Ever. But it’s too late because he’s already started.