Building Resilience in a Changing World


When things don’t go to plan, do you tend to bounce back or fall apart? Resilience, defined as the psychological capacity to adapt to stressful circumstances and to bounceback from adverse events, is a highly sought-after skill in today’s world. With everything that we havefaced over recent times – including the pandemic, economic challenges, increased […]

Mental Health First Response™ – Supporting ourselves and each other

October 10th is World Mental Health Day, an annual initiative recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of attending to the mental health and wellbeing of yourself and others. The theme this year, as set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is ‘Make mental health […]

Summer FOMO

The alarm goes off at 5am, reminding you that you’re booked into a circuit training class at the gym before heading off to work. You reach over for your phone, switch off the alarm and open up Instagram. Despite all your efforts to cultivate a cool, minimalist persona on your grid you have 67 followers […]

Returning to the workplace

For the past two years, people all over the world have eagerly waited for the pandemic to end. As we’ve adapted, innovated, and persevered, life and workplaces are now starting to look a bit more ‘normal.’ However, many organisational routines and processes might not fit our new normal. And that’s okay. In fact, recognising this […]

Mental Health First Response in the workplace

Mental Health is a much-neglected aspect of business life that can significantly impact the efficiency and effectiveness of any workforce. In this post, we will look at why mental health is an essential factor for businesses to consider and what they can do to help their employees remain mentally well. The importance of developing awareness […]

Through the work we do, we teach people they aren’t alone

women talking on swing

This July we are supporting Samaritan’s annual awareness campaign, Talk to Us #WeListen. At Digital Bricks, we constantly develop and teach a full suite of courses that help people learn the communication skills to respond to signs of poor mental health in themselves and others, both at home and at work. These courses include certified […]

Helping men find easy ways to support their mental health

Men Talking Mental Health

The 22nd of June marks International Father’s Mental Health Week. For any of us, the first steps in seeking help for our mental health can be daunting. For men especially, there can be a reluctance to talk about their problems, having likely been told at various stages of their life to “man up” and deal with […]

Take me to the river

Image by Water of Leith Conservation Trust 2021

A year before the pandemic we moved to a flat directly overlooking a river. Initially we worried that it could flood (it had done in the past) but it was so picturesque and mesmerising that we took a chance and, despite some freak weather when the flood gates got locked and we lost a beautiful […]

Challenges for mothers during lockdown

A Course attendee, at one of our mental health first aid courses, said: “I feel as though I have three jobs now and I am overwhelmed and failing at all of them.” A recent study of over 6,000 adults by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) shows that one in three women who are homeschooling […]