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June 5, 2017

An interesting study has recently been published in the Journal of Neuroscience which has found that brain waves can be altered by playing a musical instrument improving an individual’s ability to listen and hear, over a short period of time. This is another example of...

May 30, 2017

It has been a while since I posted a blog. This has been because I have undertaken some self development, which means that I am now able to provide ASIST Suicide Prevention Training. This is something that I have wanted to be able to do some time and the wait was worth...

April 26, 2017

We invest more time in looking after our teeth on a daily basis than we do looking after our minds. In the words of Guy Winch, a psychologist, we would not tell someone with a broken leg to walk it off, however, we feel that this is appropriate advice to dealing with d...

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 23, 2017

The more shares, views, comments, likes and conversations you create, the more people will know how to be there for their mates. You also let your friends know you’re in their corner. Great Time to Change campaign.

February 16, 2017

Great video to help raise awareness of mental health in the workplace. So important for breaking stigma and discrimination for people suffering from issues of mental health. 

February 14, 2017

Workplace mental health problems cost the UK economy over £26 billion a year through lost working days, staff turnover and lower productivity, with 3 in 4 employees having experienced symptoms of poor mental health, according to the Business in the Community Mental Hea...

February 9, 2017

Seasonal affective disorder is a depressive illness caused by shortened daylight hours and a lack of sunlight. It is estimated that for roughly 21% of the UK  some of the symptoms of SAD cause discomfort and a noticeable change in mood which is know as the "Winter Blue...

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...

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