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04/03/2021

LionHeart's Jo Grant reflects on her own mental health as a student, how this impacted her later life, and why it's important to highlight the subject through awareness days like University Mental Health Day.

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15/02/2021

Jordanne Dunn AssocRICS never imagined LionHeart counselling would help so much - nor that it would inspire her to go on to become a volunteer ambassador so she could encourage other people to seek support when needed 

Worrytime
20/01/2021
The idea of setting a time to worry might seem counter-productive, but can be really beneficial, says LionHeart counsellor Bernadette Antoniou

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18/01/2021

LionHeart ambassador Jen Hobart shares the highs and lows of furlough, redundancy and new starts - and what advice she'd give others in a similar position.

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13/01/2021

LionHeart's first Volunteering Manager Melissa Gough-Rundle on the power of the volunteer, and the plans for our ambassador programme 

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30/11/2020

LionHeart recently announced support for surveying students and apprentices for the first time. CEO Davina Goodchild explains the journey to making this change, and the reasons behind it.

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02/11/2020

As national Trustees Week begins, our board chairman Peter McCrea FRICS reflects on governance through lockdown and uncertainty - and the peculiar circumstances of being a charity trustee in 2020.

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12/10/2020

This Make a Will Month, fundraiser Faye Smith talks about the importance of having one - and why legacy giving is such an important gift for charities

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10/10/2020

Overwhelm is like a bubble you're blowing air into, and it's growing nicely. Then one day, you've blown too much and it bursts. Our ambassador Natasha Collins MRICS shares her thoughts on overwhelm - and how she's trying to overcome it.

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08/10/2020

Chartered surveyor and LionHeart ambassador Stuart Howison found himself home schooling while working from home during lockdown, while his wife worked as a nurse in the NHS. He shares how he tried to mitigate the impact on his mental health in this blog.

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28/09/2020

Fostering creativity is a vital part to career success, but we sometimes lose this innate ability as we grow up. LionHeart trustee and APC chair and assessor Kate Taylor looks at the role of creativity in surveying and how it can be developed. 

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20/07/2020

Video: Vinci Facilities commercial director Samantha West talks movingly about her transgender journey, and the part LionHeart counselling played

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24/06/2020

Roy Albert MRICS shares his APC journey and the hurdles he faced getting there

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22/06/2020

RICS has announced all future APC interviews will move online. Our trustee and APC chair and assessor Kate Taylor FRICS has some tips to put you in the best position to approach this new-look virtual interview.

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08/06/2020

Been referred following your RICS APC final assessment? It's quite natural to be feeling upset, frustrated and disappointed. Our guest blogger, APC trainer and assessor Jen Lemen, sets out what to do next.

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03/06/2020

There has never been a period quite like this for the support staff at LionHeart, with calls up by over 40% and RICS professionals all over the world affected by Covid-19. Support services manager Bena Kansara describes what people's concerns are - and how we're helping.

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12/05/2020

The world feels very different than it did just a few weeks ago and processing all this change is bound to have an impact on your mental health, says LionHeart counsellor Mark Hodson

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12/05/2020

Mike's own health anxiety got worse after he cared for his partner through terminal illness. This is how LionHeart's counselling is helping him cope with the setback of Covid-19

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31/03/2020

‘Unprecedented times’ is a hackneyed phrase, perhaps too often used in the last week or so, but we are truly in uncharted waters, says board chairman Peter McCrea

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24/03/2020

It’s hard to know where to start in such unprecedented times, but one thing is clear: it’s not just physical health of the nation that is currently facing a challenge.

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2021
March
4th - Reflecting on university mental health
February
15th - My experiences of counselling
January
20th - Worry Time - and how it helps
18th - My furlough & redundancy journey
13th - Volunteering and LionHeart
2020
November
30th - A road to change
2nd - Trusteeship through lockdown and uncertainty
October
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10th - Overwhelm - and overcoming it
8th - Lockdown and my mental health
September
28th - Creativity at Work
July
20th - Video
June
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22nd - How to ace your APC interview online
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3rd - Your coronavirus concerns, and how we're helping
May
12th - How coronavirus might be affecting your mental health
12th - Managing health anxiety through Covid-19 - and how we helped Mike
March
31st - Rising to the coronavirus challenge
24th - Keep connecting - in a different way
13th - Demonstrating our impact
February
4th - The Big C and grabbing life
4th - "Cancer wasn't meant to happen to us"
January
30th - My journey as a charity trustee
7th - Top 10 tips for CVs and interviews
2019
December
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November
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October
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July
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May
16th - Changing attitudes to mental health
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14th - Social Anxiety & how we can help
April
11th - Life with Parkinson's
March
29th - What is Bipolar?
29th - The one about the Bipolar surveyor...
12th - Memory tips from the training front line
January
22nd - Losing a parent
8th - Frequently asked questions about LionHeart
2018
December
7th - LionHeart's support was a game-changer when I failed APC
August
16th - When the reality of motherhood doesn't quite go to plan
July
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2nd - The rollercoaster of being a first-time dad
June
22nd - My father's suicide and what I've learnt
14th - Tips for your RICS APC final assessment interview
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May
21st - Is it really okay to not be okay?
April
17th - Building resilience through your APC
January
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2017
December
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October
5th - "I was told I might not be cut out to be a surveyor"
September
26th - Resilience, and why we need it
August
21st - APC Revision Top Ten Tips
July
12th - LionHeart on new fundraising code of practice
June
19th - Living with 'invisible' illness
14th - How LionHeart helped us live life
13th - Men's Health Week 2017
May
22nd - Living with panic attacks
18th - Why we must care about work life balance
11th - The chicken-and-egg of mental health and shame
February
2nd - What I learnt from Dry January
January
31st - "My 19-year journey to MRICS is what made me"
5th - Ways to be kind to yourself in 2017
2016
September
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August
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July
13th - "I constantly watch my husband for suicidal signs"
May
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19th - How mindfulness can help your relationships
18th - "I live, and thrive, with depression"
17th - Men and mental health
16th - Mental health and your relationship
April
26th - Starting out in surveying
March
11th - A happy retirement
February
1st - My Dry(ish) January
January
21st - Spring clean your finances
6th - When to consider couples counselling
2015
December
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November
19th - Identifying and dealing with workplace bullying
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June
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12th - Carers
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9th - Desktop Relaxation techniques
May
29th - Techniques to help combat anxiety
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