Amy Poole

Amy is a MSc graduate from Buckinghamshire new university and the Patient Experience Lead for an organisation providing NHS services across North Essex. She displays a keen interest in mental wellbeing, humour and gratitude. 

Amy has a certificate in improving mental health through diet and nutrition and is a member of the action for happiness group. She has been particularly inspired by the work of Martin Seligman and Sonja Lyubomirsky throughout her career thus far.  

Amy’s Blog

Getting your flow

Getting your flow

Identification The classic “go to” piece of advice when you find yourself worried, anxious, grieving,  broken hearted, or angry is near enough always the same: “distract yourself” or “try to take your mind off of things”. These phrases are much more easier said than...

Using Laughter As A Lifestyle Medicine

Using Laughter As A Lifestyle Medicine

Positive psychology interventions (PPIs) are the recommendations grounded in theory and empirical validity that are designed to enhance our personal wellbeing and experiences of happiness (Lomas, Hefferon & Ivtzan, 2014). PPIs include: meditation practice,...

Giving Back To The Ocean

Giving Back To The Ocean

The positive effects between our wellbeing and increased exposure to natural environments is widely referenced in modern literature. Bowler, Buyung-Ali and Knight (2009) are among researchers who have found the positive benefit of going for a walk is larger when...

Being Your Own Best Friend

Being Your Own Best Friend

When being asked to consider questions such as "Who can you rely on?" "Who makes you feel good?" "Who is always there for your emotional needs?" we tend to picture one person in our mind immediately or handpick a few of our peers who perhaps embody the answer to one...