Adult and Mental Health Services

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COVID-19 Update

Due to government advice on the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many of our staff are working from home and we are operating a reduced service here at Psicon. You may therefore experience some delays in reaching us by telephone.  If you need to contact us and have access to email, please drop us a line on  This inbox is being monitored constantly...

Help Develop Your Compassionate Mind

Psicon Adult Mental Health Services recommends Paul Gilbert’s book The Compassionate Mind.


Half the book is on the very compelling scientific theory behind the practice and the other half offers exercises to help you become more compassionate. The basic idea is that we spend most of our time either neutralising threats or striving for success and not enough time being compassionate to ourselves. Many people...

Introducing the Headspace App to Help Disengage with Unhelpful Thinking

Psicon’s Adult Mental Health Service is a big fan of the Headspace app.


It offers a great introduction to the practice of Mindfulness with clear explanations and engaging videos. Mindfulness can be a very useful tool to incorporate into your life. It teaches that our mind can wander and work on lots of unhelpful issues in the past or worry about the future. Mindfulness is about experiencing life in the moment...