Transforming Mental Wellbeing Together

Practical Mindset

Practical Mindset is founded by Jill Trevena, specialist occupational therapist. Practical Mindset aims to provide practical strategies and resources for positive and proactive mental wellbeing.

Practical Mindset supports children, young people and adults to develop healthy self belief and coping strategies; to identify and celebrate their unique traits, treating themselves and others with love, respect and kindness.


Online Services

A host of online support service for children and adults.

1:1 Mental Health & 
Wellbeing support

Bespoke to each individual’s requirements and mental wellbeing goals.

Corporate Wellbeing

Positive mental wellbeing support for staff, bespoke to your organisation.


Support for mental health and wellbeing in schools for pupils and teachers.

Author of "The Practical Mindset Toolkit" for schools, a curriculum-based resource widely used across Scottish schools.

Social Media Posts

Jill Trevena
Jill Trevena
Sometimes all we need is to know we’re not alone, that someone hears us, that someone has our back.

Someone to whom we can say anything without judgement, trusting that our words are held with respect and privacy in a safe space.

Someone from whom we can borrow strength, hope and energy until we find our own again. For we will.

The greatest privilege of being a mental health therapist is this. Being able to be that person that is there 100% for an individual as they navigate through the ups and downs.

So blessed ❤️#youarenotalone #safespace #therapy #blessed #occupationaltherapy #mentalhealth #practicalmindset
Jill Trevena
Jill Trevena
Practical Mindset, “transforming mental wellbeing together”... I really believe now, more than ever, mental health and wellbeing must be at the core of all we do.

The team of qualified and registered therapists at Practical Mindset lead the way by demonstrating how to start the conversation in a school or organisation, apply the strategies for the mental health of all involved, and make bespoke recommendations for long term application as part of an ethos.

This is not about a one off, box ticking exercise. We can’t say we’ve addressed mental health by doing it once.

Mental health needs to be tackled openly and honestly, consistently, professionally, positively, and it needs to be done well.

It needs to be proactive - we must not be waiting until crisis point because then it’s a little too late.

We can’t play a game with it.

If your school or workplace are ready to be a change maker, the Practical Mindset team are ready to help find the best approach that works for you.
#schools #mentalhealth #mentalwellbeing #proactive #employeewellness #change #corporate #children #teachersofinstagram #parents #occupationaltherapy #practicalmindset ❤️
Jill Trevena
Jill Trevena
This song reminds me of happy childhood times!

Ever notice that sometimes you lose sight of yourself a little?

With everyday life stresses and pressure, family, work, finances, health, demands, it’s difficult to stay balanced, calm and happy.

What is one thing you can do today to reconnect with yourself, with your light?

5 minutes of something that grounds you, that is good for you and makes you feel happy. The little things that remind you of who you are ❤️#reconnect #me #justme #thislittlelightofmine #shine #childhoodmemories #mentalhealth #occupationaltherapy #selfcare #practicalmindset ❤️
Jill Trevena
Jill Trevena
“Anxiety is practising failure in is needless and imaginary. It's fear about fear, fear that means nothing".

Great quote, and in my experience, completely accurate - the things I worried about most never materialised the way I expected them to. What a pointless exercise! The sooner I accepted my anxiety, called it out and saw it for what it was, the quicker it began to subside. A powerful question I now ask myself - "what is the worst that can happen?".... #anxiety #mentalhealthawareness #fightorflight #takebackyourpower #practicalmindset ❤️
Jill Trevena
Jill Trevena
Your mind, your body, your life...

It’s ok to say “I’m not okay”.

It’s okay to ask for help. It’s ok to take time out, to be alone.

If someone asks you how you are, it’s ok to not be “fine”.

It’s okay not to have the words to explain where you’re at, but to hold on and have faith that you’ll get through this.

It’s okay to not have the answer.

It’s your right to be wherever you are with your thoughts, feelings, grief...

It’s your right to feel grumpy, angry, sad and fed up.

The changes you make are up to you; likewise when you make changes and the time you take to do so.

It’s okay to be proud and happy, to feel happy. It’s okay to feel content and to have good self esteem. It’s okay to say “I like myself”.

It’s okay to say “yes” when something feels good and “no” when something doesn’t.

None of this is weakness. You’re doing your best, this is where you’re at.

This is your human experience. It’s your life, body and mind. Own it with your head held high.

We just need to start to talk about it.
#human #life #grief #happiness #itsokaynottobeokay #letstalkaboutit #mentalhealthawareness #stopthestigma #revolution #campaign #proactive #mentalwellbeing #occupationaltherapy #practicalmindset #raisingawareness ❤️
Jill Trevena
Jill Trevena
Can you look anxiety in the face and say “ok, I see you?”.

I still have days when I am anxious - I had been feeling it in this pic. But now when it’s there I say “ok, I see you”. I try to figure out what it’s about. Then I carry on with what I’m doing.

I don’t cancel, I don’t avoid, I don’t let myself breakdown. I just carry on, let my anxiety be there and do my best job. When I go and do the activity I usually find it calms by itself. Whereas if I sit worrying about it, the feelings like to hang around and have a bit of a party as we make up wild and amazing scenarios about the terrible stuff that could happen!

I know now that the sooner I accept the sooner it dissipates.

I regularly say to my anxiety “so what”. “So what, you’re there, what’s the worst that will happen?”

I might go red faced and stutter, I might feel panicky, I might lose my train of thought, I might think everyone is looking at me, I might need to sit down, I might need to go for a break, I might faint, I might vomit..... the list can be endless for our anxious minds.

But so what? If the worst thing in your mind did happen (and remember this is highly unlikely - look at the previous evidence) the world is not going to end. You’re not going to die. You’re not going to lose everything.

Chances are some of the people around you have felt this way before, or are feeling this way too. You’re not alone, you’re not unusual, you’re not “mental”, you’re not a freak.

It’s just something that’s happening for you just now.

Can you rationalise this? The sooner I started to say “so what”, the sooner I made peace with my anxiety and started to deal with it better. You can too. #copingstrategies #mentalwellbeing #practicalmindset #itsokaynottobeokay #selftalk #anxiety #poweroverpanic #acceptance #calm #occupationaltherapy

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