Clinical psychologist Chris Mackey discusses some tips for ageing well. Ageing well physically and ageing well mentally go hand in hand. Many activities that are beneficial for the way we age physically, such as physical exercise, are also beneficial for the way we age mentally. This clip was taken from series 2, episode 11 of… Read more »
Clinical psychologist Chris Mackey discusses ways in which you can develop your emotional resilience. Learning to be more resilient can boost our defences for when one of life’s curve balls are thrown at us. This clip was taken from series 2, episode 7 of Destination Happiness.
Clinical Psychologist Chris Mackey discusses some ways to improve your overall level of self-acceptance. This clip was taken from series 2, episode 2 of Destination Happiness.
Clinical psychologist Chris Mackey discusses the importance of setting goals and intentions for our overall wellbeing. This clip was taken from series 2, episode 1 of Destination Happiness.
Television presenter Angie Hilton and clinical psychologist Chris Mackey discuss how to find your character strengths signature as well as some practical ways to apply the results. The character strengths survey can be found at http://www.viacharacter.org/www/Character-Strengths-Survey. This clip was taken from series 2, episode 9 of Australian Television show, Destination Happiness.
Mainstream media, including TV, radio and newspapers can have a very important role in promoting positive physical and mental health. Conveying health messages through popular media has a much greater reach than typical health interventions, which are generally targeted to individuals. As a clinical psychologist that is why I’m especially pleased to be involved in… Read more »
One of the clearest emerging directions for mental health interventions in the 21st-century is the need to acknowledge a spiritual dimension in life. Spirituality partly involves a belief in some larger consciousness beyond ourselves that affects our lives. Religious people might refer to God, whereas others might consider that they receive messages or guidance from… Read more »
One thing that strikes me about the term “mental health” is that we often use it as a euphemism for mental illness. For example, many events around the country in mental health week are geared toward raising awareness about and de-stigmatizing mental illness. Whereas these are thoroughly worthwhile goals, there is more to mental health… Read more »
Individuals and workplaces around the world are increasingly drawing on scientifically supported strategies from the field of positive psychology to bolster mood, wellbeing, productivity and effectiveness. Fortunately, some of the most helpful strategies are some of the simplest, and often cost nothing to apply. One such example is expressing gratitude. It could be worth reminding… Read more »
Self-compassion is important for our mental health and wellbeing. Most of us will suffer from at least some form of mental distress at some point in our lives that could warrant some external help, especially after intense or prolonged periods of stress. There is now much less stigma associated with seeking help for such difficulties… Read more »