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Why Seeking Support for Mental Health Issues isn’t Brave

2022-04-03T14:27:36+01:00April 7th, 2022|

Working in the field of Mental Health, I know that seeking support can make all the difference. That said, I often hear people being described as ‘brave’ when they do take action. I have an issue with this word, let me explain why. Is Bravery a Barrier to Mental Health [...]

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 [...]

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