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Addressing Student Mental Health

2022-03-10T07:45:40+00:00March 10th, 2022|

Studying at university is an ambition for around half of all teens. In 2021, UCAS reported 311,000 UK school leavers had applied for higher education courses. The draw of university life extends beyond the study, with many young people keen to experience independent living. Why are there concerned about student [...]

Eating Disorders; a Sign of Mental Health Challenges

2022-02-18T11:30:55+00:00February 24th, 2022|

[Trigger warning: Feeding and Eating Disorders] Between 2016 and 2020, the reported cases of eating disorders doubled in England. It doubled again in a year. What is driving this poor relationship with food and where can people seek support? Our Relationship with Food Food is fuel; our bodies need a [...]

The Future of Mental Health Support

2022-02-08T09:36:04+00:00February 9th, 2022|

Scientific research and development have greatly improved preventative medicines and treatments in physical healthcare. Its reduced infant mortality rates, helped to wipe our debilitating diseases and increased life expectancy. These developments have yet to be matched in the prevention and treatment of mental health conditions, yet action is underway to [...]

Keeping Medical Staff Mentally Healthy

2022-01-31T11:28:29+00:00January 31st, 2022|

When we struggle with physical or mental health, we are encouraged to tell our GP. They can offer treatment and support to improve our well-being. What happens when GPs and other medical staff are affected by ill-health? Where can they seek support? Mental Health and the Pandemic Government data reveals [...]

Where Can I Turn if I’m Not Coping at Christmas?

2021-12-22T13:52:30+00:00December 22nd, 2021|

In my previous article, Taking Care of your Mental Health at Christmas, I suggested ways of helping yourself and others to cope in what can be a challenging time of year. Even with the best plans, the events of Christmas can trigger negative emotions and behaviours. The challenge is that [...]

Taking Care of your Mental Health at Christmas

2021-12-08T10:05:38+00:00December 6th, 2021|

[Trigger warning: mention of eating disorders] What is the best gift in the world? In my eyes it’s health. Being in good physical and mental health increases the chances of us living life to the full. Free from pain, stress and anxiety, we are open to opportunities, productive and much [...]

Protecting Young People’s Mental Health

2021-11-29T12:17:02+00:00November 29th, 2021|

Mental health services have seen a dramatic increase in young people being referred for support. The pandemic has amplified what was already a growing issue and support services are struggling to cope. The waiting list for an initial appointment is 6 months to 2 years, with 1 in 4 young [...]

Protecting the Mental Wellbeing of Ex-Military Personnel

2021-11-11T09:40:11+00:00November 11th, 2021|

Remembrance Day is an opportunity to recognise the contribution and sacrifice of British and Commonwealth servicemen and women. This is an opportune time to talk about the mental well-being of ex-military personnel. Do the demands of military life impact mental health? Serving in the Forces demands a very different mindset [...]

The Importance of Promoting Mental Health in the Workplace

2021-10-22T08:02:32+01:00October 21st, 2021|

It’s been a challenging 18-months. Every business and employee have needed to adapt and adapt again; uncertainty has been a constant. We have ploughed on through, adjusting to working from home, managing stock shortages and juggling work and home responsibilities. We have isolated and then returned to work (having sat [...]

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