The Mind Solution

Feeling balanced and in harmony with your mind and body can make you feel energised and better able to take situations in your stride. When you don't feel like that, the ride through your day can be bumpy: you may feel out of balance, like you are chasing your tail, run down or overwhelmed.

Keeping yourself in check physically is brilliant and can go a long way to keeping you strong, fit and healthy. But your psychological health and emotional health are just as important. So how do you assess how healthy you are in these areas?

That's where we come in. The Mind Solution have designed this comprehensive tool to help you check in with yourself, evaluate and identify how balanced and healthy you are physically, emotionally and mentally. By completing the survey you will become more aware of where you may be struggling or are out of balance. Using this awareness you can then take the necessary steps to getting back on track or seeking the help and support you need to enable you to be healthier and performing well in all areas of your personal and working life.

The following 5 sections help you to evaluate each area of your life areas in detail. When you have completed the final section, simply click on the ‘Get My Report' to get your health and well-being report (either as an emailed PDF or printed form).

Note: For your security and privacy, we do NOT record or hold any of your personal data, nor do we link any of your answers to you. It’s anonymous, because we respect your privacy and trust in us.

The Mind Solution

Section 1: Life Changes

Take a moment to consider what personal change you have experienced in the past 12 months and indicate with a yes or no anything you have experienced:

Moving Home
Marital separation
Bereavement of a close family member
Bereavement of a close friend of distant family member
Break up of a long-term relationship
Major injury or illness
Major change in the health or behaviour of a family member
New addition to the family (birth or adoption)
Change to a different job or line of work
Changes at work (reorganisation/merger or acquisition)
Changes in responsibility at work (promotion/demotion/transfer)
Major changes in personal finance
Bereavement or a partner, spouse or child (including miscarriage)
Section 2: Physical Health and Resilience

Take a moment to think about the last 3 months and give yourself a physical MOT using the rating buttons to indicate how frequently you have experienced the following physical symptoms:

0 = Never in the past 3 months; 5 = On a daily basis over the past 3 months
A bout of cold or flu
Recurring headaches or migraines
Skin irritations (e.g. eczema, psoriasis, allergies)
Frequent stomach problems (e.g. IBS, upset stomach, poor gut function, constipation)
Tension on the back, shoulders or chest
Muscle tension
Body aches (e.g. joint pain, backache)
Rapid heartbeats
Sleep (e.g. disturbed sleep, difficultly getting to sleep, waking early)
Fatigue (e.g. feeling run down, wake up feeling exhausted, tired but can’t get restful sleep)
Excess (e.g. eating, drinking or smoking too much as a coping mechanism)
Energy (e.g. experiencing consistent levels of low energy)
Diet (e.g. increase in the consumption of caffeine, sugar, processed foods)
Appetite (e.g. frequent loss of appetite)
Exercise (e.g. lack of regular (twice a week) exercise)
Dizziness, faintness, unsteadiness or the shakes
Loss of sex drive
Regularly feeling nausea
Waking up feeling anxious
Unable to focus and concentrate for long periods of time (e.g. more than 30 minutes)
Section 3: Emotional balance and alignment

On a scale of 1 - 5 using the rating buttons to rate how frequently you have experienced the following feelings and emotions in the last 3 months.

0 = Never in the past 3 months 5 = On a daily basis over the past 3 months
Irritability (e.g. experiencing a shorter fuse, little things getting on your nerves, over reaction to problems, getting into arguments easily)
Procrastination (e.g. unable to make decisions, making decisions and then feeling doubtful about the decision)
Feeling overwhelmed (e.g. feeling apprehension over future events, often feel as if there is too much to do and not enough time)
Crying (e.g. feeling more tearful, crying more frequently)
Loss of motivation (e.g. feeling a loss of motivation about your job role, feeling disengaged with work)
Experienced a loss in confidence (e.g. feeling a lack of confidence in yourself or your capability at work)
Unable to get a handle on your emotions (e.g. experiencing mood swings, feeling out of control)
Difficultly coping with change (e.g. unable to cope with change, adverse reaction to changes at work)
Unable to deal well with set backs (e.g. unable to recover quickly from set backs, lack of staying power)
Dealing with uncertainty (e.g. unable to cope with uncertainty at work, feeling anxious about the unknown)
Self esteem and self regard (e.g. Feelings of not being good enough, feeling inferior to others, worrying about what others think of you)
Avoiding people or situations at work for worry or fear of not being able to cope well
Competency (e.g. feelings of incompetence resulting from a lack of confidence or lack of self esteem)
Unable to take enjoyment from usual activities
Section 4 : Clean and Clear Mind Set

Take a moment to think about the last 3 months and give yourself an emotional MOT by using the rating buttons to indicate how frequently you have experienced feeling the following:

0 = Never in the past 3 months 5 = On a daily basis over the past 3 months
Worry (e.g. muddled thinking and indecision, unable to switch off the mind, racing or ruminating thoughts)
Worrying over things that haven’t happened yet
Worry about the future (e.g. consistent worry about the future and future situations)
Relaxation (e.g. difficultly relaxing, often feeling on edge)
Problem solving (e.g. unable to think clearly, unable to think creatively to find solutions)
Anxious thoughts (e.g. frequent worry about things that have happened at work or things going on in your personal life)
Forgetfulness (e.g. unable to remember little things, unable to focus or concentrate)
Anxiety (e.g. consistent feelings of anxiety, starting to feel anxious or low level feeling of unease or dred)
Depression (e.g. experiencing frequent low moods, feeling isolated or alone, unable to lift your emotions)
Outlook and perspective (e.g. often thinking worse case scenario, pessimistic thinking)
Feeling a need to escape (e.g. Can't settle, persistent feelings of agitation, unable to relax)
Section 5: Basic Human Needs

The Human Givens Foundation have categorised our basic human needs into the following areas. Go through each of the basic human needs and score from 1 - 5 how well each specific need is currently being fully met.

Where 0 = Not met at all and 5 = Fully met:
The need to give and receive attention
e.g. Have a good circle of friends I see on a regular basis; have hobbies which allow me to interact with other people; I am part of a sports group where I regularly interact with others
Having a sense of control
e.g. I recognise the things in my life I can control and influence and I understand the only person I can control is myself. I control my life and my decisions and don’t feel the need to control others
Having a meaning, purpose and goals in your life: Making future plans and having something to work towards; creating goals which give a sense of meaning to your life
e.g. I have a job which I enjoy and inspire me. I am running a 10K charity event next year. I am doing an evening class in life drawing.
Creativity and stimulation; learning and expanding your horizon; having a hobby of interest that you do on a regular basis
e.g. I am doing an evening class in photography, I play golf most weekends. I am learning to speak Spanish. I have a keen interest in gardening
Mind - Body Connection
e.g. I eat good quality fresh food and avoid processed food or food that's high in sugar; I exercise at least twice a week; I limit my caffeine intake to 1 or 2 cups of tea or coffee a day; I drink a minimum of 1.5 liters of water every day
A connection to something greater than ourselves.
e.g. Being connected to a group of like minded people; being part of a sports team; helping out in the local community; being part of a meet up group; doing voluntary work
The need for Love and Intimacy.
e.g. I have a good circle of friends who I see often and can be intimate with; I have a dog who gives me a lot of affection; I have a loving partner with whom I spend quality time with and my hope and dreams with and they are always there for me
A sense of safety and security
e.g. I have strong and healthy relationships with people in my life who I know are there for me; I have a healthy mindset and know that what ever happens I will be OK.
The need for status
e.g. Being recognised for your talents.