Problem Solving

Having a range of problem-solving skills on board enable us to cope with challenges we may fact in the future. The World Health Organisation identifies problem-solving as a key skill for health. Problem solving is about being able to think critically and evaluate the consequences of various actions.









Love as a character strength refers to the way we approach or value close loving relationships with others. Love is reciprocal which means the willingness to love others and accept love from others.

The four types of love are:

  • Attachment love: parent for child; child for parent
  • Compassionate/altruistic love: kindness
  • Companionate love: friendship
  • Romantic love: spouse/partner/boyfriend/girlfriend



Three steps to self compassion

  1. Talk to yourself as you would your best friend (i.e. make sure your self talk is kind)
  2. Be kind to others and think kindly about others – (remember that we are all in this together)
  3. Take some time out and take three or more deep breaths (practice mindfulness)

Write a letter to yourself OR write a poster of things you can say to yourself

SF 5

Loving Kindness Meditation