Are You Smiling? The Complex Implications of Face Masks

Are You Smiling? The Complex Implications of Face Masks

Are You Smiling?   The Complex Implications of Face Masks        By Annette Willett  Associate Occupational Therapist at the Purple House Clinic, Loughborough The extensive new government rules on the wearing of face mask / coverings in many indoor...
Language & Mental Health

Language & Mental Health

How Teenspeak Can Shut Down Conversations about Mental Health  By Alice Gamble  As an 18 year old, two of the most common phrases I hear in response to expressing something about your mental health are “same” and “mood”. For example:   Teen A: “I feel so...
COVID-19 & Your Kids: Adapting to the New Normal

COVID-19 & Your Kids: Adapting to the New Normal

COVID-19 & Your Kids: Adapting to the New Normal   By Annette Willett – Associate Occupational Therapist at  the Purple House Clinic,  Loughborough   What does it mean to be a child? What are their roles in life and how do they feel fulfilled and...
Our Family In Lockdown (Guest Blog)

Our Family In Lockdown (Guest Blog)

Our Family in Lockdown   When I had my firstborn, I was besieged with advice about everything – from feeding, sleeping and nappies – to regaining my pre-pregnancy figure. Some of this was solicited from health visitors, some unsolicited from an ‘old...