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Emotional first-aid kit: Yours Magazine

Medical & health articles 17 Jun 2016
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In a recent article for Yours Magazine, Jean Hailes psychologist Dr Mandy Deeks teaches you how to create an emotional first-aid kit to help you bounce back from painful feelings and negativity.

Every home has its first-aid kit with Band-Aids for cuts, tweezers to remove splinters, paracetamol for headaches and cream to soothe burns. But have you ever wished for the mental health equivalent?

Experts say creating an emotional 'first-aid kit' can address painful feelings and negativity.

When you're hurt, the first step is to work out which emotion is being triggered. "Then you can go to your first-aid kit of strategies that work for you," says psychologist Dr Amanda Deeks from Jean Hailes for Women's Health.

Read the article in full (PDF).

Read more about on mental and emotional health or watch a webinar where Dr Mandy Deeks speaks about mental health, women and anxiety, and ways to build confidence.