The Wellbeing Doctor

I'm an NHS Clinical Psychologist (in training) sharing practical evidence-based ideas for looking after your mental and physical health.

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The healthiest activity in the world!

If I could bottle the benefits above and produce them in a pill, I would probably be the richest person in the world! But, there...

Your brain isn’t there to keep you happy!

🙃This often comes as a shock to the people I speak to who are struggling with their mental health. Many people assume that our...

Sensory self-care strategies for Autumn

❄️As winter comes creeping round the corner, many of us tend to notice a seasonal increase in our levels of anxiety and depression, perhaps...

Ideas for when you’re feeling emotionally numb

In my last post, I spoke about the experience of feeling numb, empty or emotionally detached. As well as protecting us from experiencing pain or...

Understanding emotional numbness

It’s very common for us to feel emotionally numb or disconnected at some point in our lives. This feeling often happens after a particularly...

Skills & Techniques

If I could bottle the benefits above and produce them in a pill, I would probably be the richest person in the world! But, there is already something which produces all these benefits and has thousands of scientific papers to evidence it… ⭐️SLEEP!⭐️ Yes, good quality sleep produces all...
🙃This often comes as a shock to the people I speak to who are struggling with their mental health. Many people assume that our brain’s job is to keep us happy, and if we’re not happy then there must be something “wrong” with our brain. Unfortunately,...
❄️As winter comes creeping round the corner, many of us tend to notice a seasonal increase in our levels of anxiety and depression, perhaps particularly this year, with what is likely to be a difficult winter ahead of us. However, when I first read the quotation...