Alcohol: Friend or Foe?

Rosie OrettiFeatured, Wellbeing

As a nation, how have we coped with the ramifications of lockdown? Financial difficulties, limitations on our social lives, social isolation, bereavement, ill health, health service disruption, uncertainty and anxiety about the future. No wonder the conversation has turned to how much alcohol we are drinking. People in the UK are drinking differently as a result of lockdown. There are … Read More

The Power of No

Will SummersFeatured, Wellbeing

No, Na, Nac Ydw, Nadda, Nope. What does ‘no’ mean to you? It may bring back childhood memories of your parents teaching you right from wrong (or in my case, stop eating all of Nan’s sweets). It may speak to your own parental instinct to assert boundaries for your kids. It could be embroiled with guilt, rejection or a simple … Read More

Unspoken Rules

Will SummersFeatured, Wellbeing

After a year of being out of practise socialising, I’m sure the thought of going back to normal fills us with joy and a dash of apprehension. In a year where rules have governed even the most small of life’s liberties, I’ve been thinking of some of those unspoken rules and how they can help us navigate through the new … Read More

Redefine Lazy

Katherine PeachFeatured, Wellbeing

At one time or another, we’ve been called lazy (maybe more than once). But what if I said the term ‘lazy’ is more damaging than you realise. Social psychologist, Devon Price, in his paper ‘Laziness does not exist’ said, “Situational constraints typically predict behaviour far better than personality, intelligence or other individual-level traits.” A lot of research has surfaced recently … Read More

How Can I Help?

Katherine PeachFeatured, Wellbeing

Even before the world turned upside down, living with anxiety was a very real problem for many people. We all feel anxious from time to time but for some people this feeling is overwhelming and can take over their lives. We always talk about what people with anxiety can do to help themselves, but if you know or are living … Read More

Don’t Burn Out

Katherine PeachFeatured, Wellbeing

What does it mean to be productive? Is it a hectic day at work or maybe it’s charging around town doing errands? What makes you go to bed at the end of the day feeling like you’ve been productive? I bet none of those things included self-care. Checking in with yourself, making sure you’ve drank enough water, or making the … Read More

Feeling Sad or having SAD?

Rosie OrettiFeatured, Wellbeing

Many of us feel different in the winter- feeling tired, sleeping a bit more, and gaining some weight. It is a bit like hibernation in animals. However, if your symptoms are bad enough to interfere with your life, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. Put simply, SAD is a type of depressive illness which recurs every autumn or … Read More

10 Ways to Keep a Calm Mind

Katherine PeachWellbeing

What strange times we are living in. Here at Penarth View, we know that times like these, where everything is uncertain, many people are feeling very stressed and anxious. So we’ve collected some simple but effective tips to keep a calm mind throughout this difficult time. Be around nature as much as possible People too often underestimate the importance of … Read More

Bad Habits

Katherine PeachCommunity, Featured, Wellbeing

–Words by Katherine Peach Spring has sprung and is anyone still begrudgingly clinging to their New Year resolutions? This is the season of reflection and preparation, so take this time to ruminate and reevaluate, looking at those little habits that may be doing more harm than good. Media Not only is it a mindless source of entertainment, but they’re costing … Read More

Coronavirus: Supporting and informing older people in our communities

Katherine PeachFeatured, Wellbeing

Local charity Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale has spoken about its commitment to deliver the services it provides for older people living in Cardiff and the Vale in light of the Coronavirus outbreak. Jeff Hawkins, the charity CEO states, “We will take all reasonable precaution to ensure that illness and infection do not spread in the workplace between employees … Read More