FREE Printable Poster: The 7 Pillars of Mental Health. We’d love to see this printed and displayed on your office wall…


Research suggests that eating a well balanced diet can positively affect your well-being.


Connection with yourself and others is so important in maintaining
your mental health


Physical activity is good for your mental health and wellbeing, so take some time out to move your body.


A problem shared is a problem halved. Share something that is troubling your with someone you trust.


Being more mindful can help you feel good. Throughout your day stop and notice your surroundings.


Being your compassionate to yourself and others can help improve your own mental health and wellbeing.


Sleep is one of the most important things to consider when it comes to mental health and wellbeing.

About the author: Claire Russell

Claire has had a corporate career spanning 20 years, having managed and directed businesses in the financial services sector since she was just 20 years old.

This has given her a very broad business knowledge and a great deal of experience in facing and overcoming the challenges that all business owners face at some time in their business careers. Latterly, since selling her Insurance business, she has worked in a consultancy capacity as a strategic development director, helping businesses to look at all areas of development of their business.

Claire started to use some of her time to help others as a volunteer with Samaritans, after experiencing a difficult period in her life. She realised that she wanted to use her skills and experiential knowledge to help other people facing difficult times; and in particular, mental health issues. This led her to undergo various additional training programs via Samaritans, Mental Health First Aid England and as a Coach; to begin volunteering and working privately with people; and to start speaking candidly about issues relating to mental health and suicide.

In the last few years, having become increasingly concerned by the growing epidemic of mental health problems, she has become passionate about helping to effect change by educating people, by breaking down taboos and opening up the conversation about mental health.

Claire leads our program development, delivers training and coaching; and is a prolific speaker. She continues to be a committed volunteer, giving much of her time to her local Samaritans branch.

As well as being a listening volunteer with The Samaritans, Claire is also qualified as a Mental Health First Aider and CLARITY Practitioner