Mental Health

How to Build a Mindset for Life

Luke Tyburski is an endurance adventurer, speaker, and mindset coach who battled with depression for over a decade. Suffering in silence for much of this time, Luke learned how to adapt to the setbacks life throws our way – conquering numerous physical challenges, including a 2000km triathlon from Morocco to Monaco – on the way....
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“How NABS helped me when stress made me break out in hives”: an Ambassador’s story”

To mark #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek we’re releasing a series of blogs and today we hear from a NABS Ambassador about how she was supported by NABS’ services through a difficult period. Follow us all this week @NABS_UK to join the conversation. One of my family members is an alcoholic. The disease has had a huge effect on...
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Stress: the five questions you need to ask yourself

Words by Steve Rowe, lead senior support advisor at NABS  This year’s Mental Health Awareness week, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, has a focus on stress. The impression is that by tackling stress, we can go a long way towards tackling mental health problems too, leading to the charity’s question, “Stress: are we coping?”...
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Self-care: the top three myths debunked

Words by Ellie Gerszt, Partnerships Executive at NABS Like avocado on toast, a sense of entitlement and an inability to function without a smartphone, the phrase ‘self-care’ seems inherently millennial. It speaks of a snowflake generation who can’t get through life without selfishly prioritising themselves. However, the Oxford English Dictionary defines self-care as ‘The practice...
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NABS Tuesday Club Talk with Unruly’s Sarah Wood OBE

Our latest Tuesday Club featured Sarah Wood OBE, CEO of video ad tech company Unruly – interviewed by Maisie McCabe, Acting UK Editor of Campaign Magazine. Sarah, a self-proclaimed “Accidental Entrepreneur” – who ensures the company delivers the most awesome social video campaigns on the planet – treated the 100-strong audience from advertising and media,...
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Top tips for cultivating resilience and reducing stress

Words by Soraya Shaw, Strategic Consultant for Wellbeing and Careers at NABS Workplace and life stress can impact us all, and if not addressed, sadly in some cases can lead to poor mental health. However, we all have different tipping points, what may be stressful for one person – say giving a presentation, may for...
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Mindfulness – the art of turning Depleting activities into Nourishing ones  

Words by Emma Pratt, Executive Career Coach at NABS I’m sure everyone reading this has heard of mindfulness.  Some of you might even have tried it, but how many of us practise it regularly or are aware of the fact that mindfulness can help to reduce stress and anxiety?  We all tend to rush through...
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Dear Reader

Dear reader, I think I know what you’re thinking. I think there is a strong chance that you’re reading this and you’re really not sure what we can do for you. Yep, that’s right, I said you. The whole you and some would say the most important part of you. Your wellbeing.  Perhaps you came...
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The fear of fear: overcoming anxiety

Words by Louise Thompson, Senior Communications Manager at NABS “This is it.” I thought. “Twenty-five years old and I’m going to die of a heart attack.” After a very stressful year, watching my beloved and eccentric grandad die from cancer, leaving a job with a bully boss, alongside other personal issues, this really would be...
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How finding your tribe is essential for happiness

Words by Aisling Ward, Careers Executive at NABS Danny Bent spoke about a lot of inspiring things at his talk for NABS during Advertising Week Europe. Yet through tales of falling off the sides of mountains, being held at gunpoint or having a beard full of maggots; one thing really stuck with me – the...
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