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
On the hard days, I ask myself “what do I need?”.

I now know that the feelings don’t last, and that, given time they do pass. That I can feel calm and happy again.

Just do what you can today, with self acceptance and kindness, for tomorrow or the next day will feel different.

Today, what do you need? #selfacceptance #lowmood #anxiety #thistooshallpass #whatdoyouneed #mentalhealth #kindness #occupationaltherapy #practicalmindset
Jill Trevena
Jill Trevena
I think so many of us are feeling this way because we’re missing being able to do the normal stuff that lights us up. I know I am.

I’ve had to find alternatives for the social activities I usually enjoy. For now I’m finding peace and comfort in little things like coffee in bed, a good book, a walk in nature, fairy lights and cosy clothes. It’s a very different time!

What are the small things that soothe your tired soul? #tired #soul #soothesthesoul #lockdown #covid_19 #mentalhealth #practicalmindset
Jill Trevena
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Jill Trevena
Jill Trevena
If I knew then what I know now....

I’d tell my teenage self that I’m fine just the way I am.

That school is a tiny snapshot in the bigger picture of my life. I do my best, absolutely, but if things don’t go as planned, then there are always other opportunities.

That exams are not worth making myself ill over. My mental wellbeing is more important.

That bullies and tormentors will disappear into nothingness, they are insignificant and inconsequential. They don’t matter and will have no part in my future.

That I will meet people who really care, who nurture me and offer unconditional friendship. People I don’t need to prove myself to.

That those who care will always be there. These are the ones that matter.

That I don’t need to look like everyone else, I am my own version of “beautiful”.

That others opinions of me don’t actually matter, as I quite like me, just the way I am.

That not everyone will, or has to like me and vice versa.

That I am tougher and stronger than I give myself credit for. I can get through this.

That tough feelings gradually do pass and things do get better.

That my self talk is not always right, true or helpful. I can speak more kindly to myself.

It’s good to be different. I am uniquely perfect. I matter.
#teenage #growingup #school #exams #stress # bullying #selfidentity #youmatter #life #yourlife #occupationaltherapy #mentalhealthawareness #mentalwellness #mentalwellbeing #mentalhealth #practicalmindset
Jill Trevena
Jill Trevena
I needed to read this today.

I’m feeling tired, and a little sad, for the things we’re all missing and for all we’ve lost.

We’re all being affected by life in different ways right now.

Sending out all my love, strength and hope to anyone who needs it today.

This comforted me ❤️#andthepeoplestayedhome #kittyomeara #pandemic #lockdown #covid_19 #loss #mentalhealth #sadness #grief #practicalmindset #sendinglove
Jill Trevena
Jill Trevena
Who has a story to tell about their dyslexia?

What words of support or advice would you offer a young person?

I would love to show the young people I’m working with that despite and because of their dyslexia, they can achieve wonderful things....

Who has some words of encouragement?
#dyslexia #dyscalculia #youaregoodenough #stevenspielberg #whoopigoldberg #jamieoliver #strength #individuality #practicalmindset

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