About The Well-being Doc

This is an evidence-based practice site. All of the resources on this site draw upon evidence-based therapies, as well as from psychology, neuroscience and public health, and include a socio-ecological systems perspective. It is called The Well-being Doc, as it documents well-being activities for you to try out and taste for yourself.


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The resources on this site develop our skills for mental health, resilience and well-being.

All of the resources on this site draw upon evidence-based research practice.

Ongoing stress and emotional distress creates the potential for long term negative consequences on our emotions, feelings and behaviours. See the understanding stress page for more information about this.


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There are number of scientific evidence-based psychological therapies (drawn from the third wave of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) that are designed to address these types of barriers to our well-being. These therapies include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy and Meta-cognitive Therapy (Hayes and Hofmann 2017). The resources on this site draw upon these evidence-based therapies, as well as from psychology, neuroscience and public health, and include a socio-ecological systems perspective.

To let you know that this is evidence-based well-being practice, there is a sample of these scientific research references across the site.


March 2020 site update information

mancovidsocialisolation1This site is being regularly updated to provide support for our mental health and well-being in the face of the coronavirus (COVID-19) period.

The coronavirus pandemic is a period of uncertainty and rapid change. It delivers a range of psychosocial stresses, that we are ALL facing together.

The resources on this site are designed to provide support to help us cope with stress and emotional distress, as well as build psychosocial resilience in the face of COVID-19. Using these site resources can strengthen our mental health and well-being in this challenging situation, building capacity and social capital for working with the complexities that arise from COVID-19, such as the psychosocial stresses.


This site is maintained by Rachel Parker FRSPH, a senior mental health consultant and researcher based at DECIPHER, Cardiff University.