According to the British Dietetic Association (BDA), nutrient-rich foods are essential to maintain energy levels, mood and brain function. In this blog, we present five practical and evidence-based ways to support your mental health and wellbeing through a healthy diet.
In our last blog, we identified the five common stages of losing a loved one. Here, we explore eight ‘pillars of strength’ to help us process our grief whilst remembering our loved one…
Grieving a loved one, either through a death, breakup or other type of separation can be an extremely difficult process and you may feel a whole spectrum of emotions. Read on to explore the five stages of grief so you can recognise them in yourself and others.
Julia is a Cardiac Physiologist in Cwm Taf. After experiencing physical illness, a diagnosis of ADHD, anxiety and depression, she started to paint. Read on to explore how art became an ‘essential’ wellbeing practice for Julia and how it might benefit you.
Receiving mental health support is just the first step to recovery and sometimes we can experience ‘relapses’ in our mental health. Read on to discover tried and tested strategies to help you stay well, including what to do if you have a relapse.
Advanced nurse practitioner, Jade was transferred to a COVID-19 ward during the pandemic. She recalls her experiences, from her initial diagnosis of PTSD to accessing support through Canopi.
After expanding our mental health support services in May 2022, Canopi celebrates one year of supporting both social care and NHS staff in Wales.
A new study has examined the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on nurses and the support offered to them by Canopi, a mental health support service for NHS and social care staff working in Wales.
Money worries can affect our mental health in many ways. Read on to explore how Canopi can help you when you need it most during the cost-of-living crisis.
Around 1 in 100 people live with panic disorder. It’s a severe form of anxiety which can have an overwhelming impact on your daily life. Know the signs and symptoms so you can get help and break the cycle of panic.
Christmas can be a time filled with joy and happy memories, but the season is not all merry and bright for everyone. Read on to explore ways that you can check in with yourself, friends, family, and colleagues this Christmas.
A report by the Wales Centre for Public Policy (2021) recognised physical and mental exhaustion, aka ‘burnout’ as one of the biggest threats to social care and NHS service functioning.
What does it feel like to have ‘burnout’, and what can you do?
Here, we explore some of the triggers of and key conceptions associated with moral injury, “…one of the greatest challenges reported by UK National Health Service frontline health-care staff…” (Williamson et al, 2021).
Rachel was a specialist nurse in Intensive Care. It wasn’t until she started to experience symptoms of mental and physical exhaustion, that she sought help through her GP who referred her to Canopi.