Boost Your Low Mood

Guest, Kelly Watkins is a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT, BABCP accredited) and a HCPC registered Forensic Psychologist. Kelly has over 13 years’ experience in the mental health field and has built up a successful private practice. Kelly wholeheartedly contributes to the movement of ending the stigma around mental health and making a positive difference in this world and has a large social presence which has led her to write and develop a range of e-books and mental wellness products.Kelly explains the different types of triggers for low mood and suggests things we can do to prevent, catch or improve how we are feeling. Kelly also talks about what makes you prone to low mood and why it’s helpful to monitor your feelings and mood. Host Gabby asks Kelly about how and why hormones impact mood, her thoughts on the ‘mood boosting’ supplements and for advice on managing others when they are responsible for dragging down your mood.Kelly and Gabby also share some of their favourite mood boosters for a happier life.
Low mood is an emotional state characterized by sadness, anxiety & low self-esteem that anyone can suffer from. Symptoms of a general low mood may include feeling: sad, anxious or panicky, more tired than usual or being unable to sleep, angry or frustrated and low on confidence or self-esteem.According to the nhs website. ‘Everyone feels low or down from time to time. It does not always mean something is wrong. Feeling low is common after distressing events or major life changes, but sometimes periods of low mood happen for no obvious reason. If you’re still feeling down or no longer get pleasure from things for most of each day and this lasts for several weeks, you may be experiencing depression.’