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March 20, 2018

I read this blog recently on Moodscope and it struck a cord. Slowly we are getting better at asking people how they are. The more we ask, the more we support, the better we will all be ……

“A few years back I suffered a neck injury - which resulted in 7 months of non-sto...

February 28, 2018

Over the weekend I went to a fascinating talk at the museum of the mind on compassion focused therapy. Both the clinicians and their client spoke about the approach and therapy and the positive impact it can have for an individual, supporting them to reconnect with the...

September 14, 2017

A week today, 21st September, is World Alzheimer's Day. 

Dementia is considered 'working age' or 'young onset' when it affects people under 65 years of age.

Some facts about working age dementia:

  • It is estimated that there are 42,325 people in the UK who have bee...

March 5, 2017

We seem to find it difficult to celebrate stories of recovery and hope and I am uncertain as to why this is? Is it about people’s fear, stigma/discrimination, we enjoy bad news stories more than good ………? This week I had the good fortune to hear two inspiring stories o...

February 26, 2017

 It is Eating Disorders Awareness Week - the theme of the week is early intervention. Like so many issues in life the earlier the intervention the better.  beat provide great support and information https://www.b-eat.co.uk/ https://www.b-eat.co.uk/support-us/...

February 7, 2017

 With this being Children's Mental Health week, this is a good list of resources, so if anyone you know is struggling with how they feel and need to talk, these organisations are there to listen. No-one needs to suffer in silence - there are phone lines, or you can sen...

February 5, 2017

 Please support this great initiative, bearing in mind that for all of us our mental health is with us throughout our lives, from birth to death. Also with the government setting out their new approaches to mental health, with the Prime Minister saying:

“What I am annou...

January 30, 2017

Talking about mental health at work is difficult for everyone concerned. Beginning as a black and white, silent movie, Let’s Talk portrays the difficulties that arise through poor communication. Such a great film that provides some really interesting tips.

January 26, 2017

There is now just  a week to go until Time to Talk Day on Thursday 2 February!

Take a look at the new animation that gives ideas for how to talk about mental health. Please do share it with your colleagues, customers and stakeholders to spread the word that conversati...

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