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
A tough time for us all, children and teenagers included.

Less structure and little routine, away from friends and the familiarity of school, more access to technology, coupled with fear and so much unknown.

Practical Mindset have developed a programme of mental health and wellbeing sessions and a workbook that school staff can use to help pupils, parents and carers at this tough time.

Please message if you’d like more info ⭐️#schools #pupils #teachersofinstagram #mentalhealth #mentalwellbeing #occupationaltherapy #teens #practicalmindset
Jill Trevena
Jill Trevena
“Sometimes it’s ok not to be ok”.

For those of you who don’t know my story, I’m a mental health occupational therapist with a colourful personal history of mental health issues.

Anxiety. Bloody awful condition. Stomach churning, gut wrenching, paralysing, out of this world irrational terror.

“It is estimated that 1 in 6 people in the past week experienced a common mental health problem”. (Mental Health Foundation)

Let’s talk. How are you today?

#mentalhealthfoundation #anxiety #yourmentalhealthmatters #stopthestigma #letstalkaboutit #itsokaynottobeokay #occupationaltherapist #mentalillness #practicalmindset ❤️
Jill Trevena
Jill Trevena
This is hugely powerful for me...

Whatever you are feeling needs to be felt. Allow it.

By noticing and accepting my fear and anxiety, I allow myself to work through it and it gets lighter. If I hide from it, deny or try to block it, the emotion comes out regardless, in some other, more damaging way.

Accepting my anxiety made it less powerful. I learned to nurture and be gentle with it instead of being angry at it.

Too often we try to block, deny or run from our feelings.

It’s okay to feel angry, sad, frightened, anxious, excited, proud, loved. It’s okay to say you feel this way too.

Maybe now is the time that we’ll all start just talking about how we feel. Without fear or stigma. Emotions are human and ok.

Sending all my love and strength to you today ❤️❤️❤️#feelings #emotions #allow #loss #grief #fear #anxiety #change #love #selfacceptance #rumi #itsokaynottobeokay #humanity #mentalhealth #stigma #mentalwellbeing #occupationaltherapy #practicalmindset
Jill Trevena
Jill Trevena
Can we be more loving? ❤️
Jill Trevena
Jill Trevena
Can we be more loving? ❤️
Jill Trevena
Jill Trevena
Wow, a restless night full of the strangest and most vivid dreams...

Just now I’m not sleeping very well, and my dreams show the volume of my worry.

I understand why - when we sleep our subconscious mind is processing, working out different thoughts, stories and options. It’s healthy and normal, and needs to happen.

Yesterday I felt fearful about the pace of what’s happening. I read too much news and let myself get caught up in it. I think that’s why I’ve woken this morning from the very strange apocalyptic scene in my mind!!

Today will be all about self soothing and nurture. I will not read the news. I’ll do an activity I enjoy, maybe painting. I will do some exercise. Play with my kids. Clean! Cleaning always helps. Perhaps have a bubble bath. Do some meditation.

I will let my thoughts and feelings be. Whatever I am thinking, feeling and dreaming needs to happen and it’s ok. This has been a vital part in my learning around helping myself with my mental health ❤️#subconscious #dreams #nightmare #apocalypse #isolation #corona #itsokaynottobeokay #mentalhealth #mentalwellbeing #occupationaltherapy #selfcare #selfacceptance #selflove #nurture #practicalmindset
Jill Trevena
Jill Trevena
The guy is my favourite! Beautiful words to lift you. Have a listen ❤️
Jill Trevena
POWERFUL POSITIVE Morning Affirmations for POSITIVE DAY, WAKE UP: 21 Day "I AM" Affirmations
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