Dr Helen Lawal | About Helen

About Helen

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As a doctor, I meet patients at different stages of their journey. I’ve been surprised by the number of patients who are struggling with their emotional well-being, physical problems caused by stress, and health anxieties. The common theme being mental health.

Whether I am working in the GP surgery or sexual health clinic I am driven by the hope that I might be able to empower my them to make decisions and positive changes about their physical, emotional or sexual health, that are right for them at that stage in their journey.

I often find myself discussing the following during consultations and there is a growing body of evidence to support the health benefits of these:

  • Exercise
  • Nutrition
  • Yoga
  • Mindfulness
  • Meditation

Being a doctor is a great privilege as people reveal some of their most intimate and sensitive thoughts and feelings to me. I’ve been truly moved by the resilience and strength that some patients show, even at the darkest times. My patients have inspired me to practice what I preach and through my blog I hope to delve deeper into health and wellbeing, sharing my experiences as both a doctor and a patient.