Prevention in mental health…

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We all have mental health. But not all of us live with good mental health. When we experience good mental health, we can make full use of our abilities, cope with the normal stresses of life and play a full part in our families, workplaces and communities, as well as among friends. Despite our mental health being such an important …

Mental Health In The Workplace…

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While we recognise the cost of mental ill-health is not merely a financial issue, calculating the costs of mental health problems can be persuasive when making the case for investment in preventing them. Mental health problems are all too common in the workplace and it is the leading cause of sickness absence. A staggering 70 million work days are lost …

Mental Health A to Z…

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We refer to the Mental Health Foundation regularly… it’s become a fantastic information source for us, our patients, and our clinical team, with plenty of topics to explore. We wanted to post their new A to Z guide to all things mental health… we hope you’ll find it useful. https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z?bblinkid=252526790&bbemailid=32500953&bbejrid=2022114740

Mental Health Foundation publications…

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The MHF provides high-quality, evidence-based information on a range of mental health topics. All this information is free to download, however, a selection of their most popular publications are also available for purchase as hard copies. Their titles are used by businesses and organisations across the UK, helping thousands of people manage and maintaining their mental health. Here’s the link for reference: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/how-to-order

Three-minute mindfulness breathing space

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This podcast is a free three-minute breathing space narrated by Ed Halliwell – one of the world’s leading mindfulness teachers. You can listen to it whenever you feel tense and it is a simple and great way to calm your mind and body down. It also gives you a flavour of our online mindfulness course Be Mindful – which is co-presented …

Anxiety…

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Anxiety is a feeling of unease, worry or fear which, when persistent and impacting on daily life may be a sign of an anxiety disorder. Generalised Anxiety Disorder, which is one common type of anxiety disorder, is estimated to impact 5.9% of adults in England. Symptoms of anxiety include changes in thoughts and behaviour such as2: Restlessness A feeling of …

Don’t call me crazy, call me mad…

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David Crepaz Keay is Head of Empowerment and Social Inclusion at the Mental Health Foundation and works to develop, deliver and evaluate things like service user involvement, carer involvement, peer support and self-management training.  David also has a truly unique perspective on mental health – he has lived with hearing voices since adolescence. His experiences have shaped his attitude to labels …

What is mental health?

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Being mentally healthy doesn’t just mean that you don’t have a mental health problem. If you’re in good mental health, you can: make the most of your potential cope with life play a full part in your family, workplace, community and among friends. Some people call mental health ‘emotional health’ or ‘well-being’ and it’s just as important as good physical …

Podcast: Turning to nature – Kas’ story

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The MHA recorded this episode in April 2021, over a year when we experienced many lockdowns during the Coronavirus pandemic. Throughout this time, many people turned to nature to help manage their mental health – whether that was a walk down the street, a swim in the sea, a run in the countryside, or nurturing a house plant.  On the …

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021…

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Our hospital team and our patients are all getting involved with this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. We’ll be posting some news over the coming days. If you’d like to learn more just follow the link below: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week