Category: Mental Health

August 4, 2022
Pandemic Fatigue

In this lively 30 minute podcast from the Centre for Public Christianity, the presenters discuss with psychologist Dr Valerie Ling ways in which we can look after ourselves and others, when feeling jaded and low in spirit. "Feeling a bit blah mid-way through 2022… still?  In 2021, organisational psychologist Adam Grant named that pandemic feeling. […]

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August 1, 2022
Prayers for Workers: When You’re Feeling Burned Out

We have probably all experienced burnout or know of others who have struggled with such feelings, particularly in the last couple of years and the COVID pandemic. Mark Roberts looks to Psalm 18 to help form prayers for ourselves and others in this situation. "We all face times in our lives, including our work lives, […]

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July 26, 2022
When did not coping become the new normal?

Life can be very topsy-turvy, if not completely overwhelming at times. Yet, despite feeling off balance, as Natasha Moore finds, there can be useful experiences to evaluate, such as recognising that we are all fragile and dependant on others. She shares her perspective here. "Do most of us, post-lockdown, mid-2022, feel a bit like a […]

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July 13, 2022
So connected, yet why so lonely?

This short video notes how despite today's technology permits greater interaction between people, studies reveal that the numbers of us experiencing anxiety and isolation are rising. A call to look at the Christian message of relationship, as God the Creator intends, reveals how a sense of identity and human flourishing can be restored. https://www.thinkingfaith.asia/big-questions/loneliness-and-anxiety Image: […]

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July 4, 2022
Women Can Have It All, Just Not at the Same Time

In the last sixty years or so, the lives of women have embraced many changes. They have gained freedom to make decisions about relationships, family, careers. Considering possibilities and making choices can be overwhelming, particularly if considered in the frame of a current worldview. Kara Martin reminds us that God values all spheres of work, […]

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June 21, 2022
Carrying On: Examples from the Work of Meg Jay

In this final article of her series looking at how those in their twenties view their lives, Jacqueline Isaacs cites the work of clinical psychologist Meg Jay. Jay sees many clients who wonder what they have to show for their twenties. However good support and an understanding of the shift of pace in life at […]

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June 20, 2022
The Slow Down: The Second Stage of a Quarter-Life Crisis

Jacqueline Isaacs continues her series for those in their twenties, who may be experiencing burnout and wondering what happens next. "The idea of climbing a staircase is tiring. We can all relate to how exhausted you feel after climbing a flight of stairs and realizing there is another, and then another. What triggers the quarter-life […]

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June 20, 2022
When You Don't Even Realize How Discouraged You Are

Written for Christians, this article assists in recognising ways in which discouragement may present in the everyday, not only in failed outcomes, but also in our behaviour. Helpfully, we are reminded where strength and encouragement are to be found. "The truth is, most of us don’t like the look of discouragement. It feels embarrassing. Why? […]

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June 17, 2022
The First Stage of a Quarter-life Crisis

Part of a series of articles for those predominantly in their twenties, this piece describes an aspiring lawyer's experience of burnout. "...I had no idea how to slow down. Busyness functions like an addiction. When you stop, you have to face your thoughts, which terrifies most of us. So to cope you have to keep […]

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June 7, 2022
Resisting the Pressure to Overwork

A concise article that identifies the signs of overwork, which the Bible incidentally sees as a knee jerk response after the fall of the world in Genesis 3.  Just like underwork, they are extreme over corrections to the frustration of working in a world that doesn’t always work properly. Jesus concluded that the man who […]

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May 31, 2022
5 Myths about Your Personal Identity

Written by the author of "How to find yourself : why looking inward is not the answer", Brian S. Rosner, this article notes the issues that can arise with such a perspective. Seeking our personal identity by merely looking inside ourselves does not allow us to live life to its fullest, or as it was […]

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May 24, 2022
Burnout Prevention Toolkit

You really don't want to go into Burnout because the repercussions are too severe. So how do you recognise that you're on the slippery slope towards burnout? How do you bullet-proof yourself especially given we've had over two years of dramatic upheaval and change. What are the keys to prevention?

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