Break the silence for suicide survivors…

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Even when our lives appear fine from the outside, locked within can be a world of quiet suffering, leading some to the decision to end their life. At TEDYou, JD Schramm asks us to break the silence surrounding suicide and suicide attempts, and to create much-needed resources to help people who reclaim their life after escaping death. Additional Resources: http://t.co/wsNrY9C

How To Sleep Better…

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Good sleep doesn’t just mean lots of sleep: it means the right kind of sleep. Sleep affects our ability to use language, sustain attention, understand what we are reading, and summarise what we are hearing; if we compromise on our sleep, we compromise on our performance, our mood, and our interpersonal relationships. Here’s a handy guide from the Mental Health Foundation… https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/how-sleep-better

The mental health benefits of storytelling for health care workers…

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Health care workers are under more stress than ever before. How can they protect their mental health while handling new and complex pressures? TED Fellow Laurel Braitman shows how writing and sharing personal stories helps physicians, nurses, medical students and other health professionals connect more meaningfully with themselves and others, and make their emotional well-being a priority.

How to overcome fear and anxiety…

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Fear is one of the most powerful emotions; it has a very strong effect on your mind and body. Fear can create strong signals of response when we’re in emergencies – for instance, if we are caught in a fire or are being attacked. It can also take effect when you’re faced with non-dangerous events, like exams, public speaking, a …

How to look after your mental health using mindfulness…

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Mental wellbeing does not have a single universal definition, but it does encompass factors such as: The sense of feeling good about ourselves and being able to function well individually or in relationships The ability to deal with the ups and downs of life, such as coping with challenges and making the most of opportunities The feeling of connection to …

How to start a conversation about suicide…

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Is there someone in your life dealing with anxiety, depression or thoughts of suicide, but is too ashamed to talk about it? Jeremy Forbes saw this happening around him, and now he’s on a mission to teach people how to start a conversation about it. In this deeply personal talk, Forbes shares his approach to helping a group of traditionally …

Jake Brammer joins us as Service Manager…

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We’re delighted to announce that Jake Brammer has joined Shrewsbury Court Independent Hospital as Service Manager. Jake brings vast experience of supervision and management within the NHS and private sector healthcare, as well as managing large teams within customer services. Having begun his career as a 999 medical dispatcher for London Ambulance Service, Jake has worked with various other entities …

How caffeine and alcohol affect your sleep…

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Caffeine wakes you up, and alcohol makes you nod off, right? It’s not that simple. Sleep scientist Matt Walker takes us into the eye-opening ways that these drinks affect the quantity and quality of our sleep.

Your body language may shape who you are…

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Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can boost feelings of confidence and might have an impact on our chances for success. A really insightful, thought provoking and empowering …

Anna Marie D’Souza joins us as an Assistant Psychologist

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We’re pleased to announce that Anna Marie D’Souza has joined the Psychology department at Shrewsbury Court Independent Hospital as an Assistant Psychologist. Anna Marie has worked within our hospital for almost two years now, starting as a Therapy Coordinator and then transiting into an Occupational Therapy Assistant for the last year within the hustle and bustle of our OT department. …