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

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 …

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 …

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. …

Ciara O’Gara joins us as an Assistant Psychologist…

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We’re delighted to announce that Ciara O’Gara has joined the psychology department at Shrewsbury Court Independent Hospital as an Assistant Psychologist. Ciara brings over three years of experience in Health and Social Care; this has included more than two years as a Support Worker supporting adults in the community with learning disabilities and a range of mental health diagnoses, and …

People Profile – Avril McAlees, Forensic Psychologist…

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In the first of a new series of staff profiles, our Forensic Psychologist, Avril McAlees, talks openly about her role at Shrewsbury Court, giving insight into her background, approach to patient care, and what Avril loves about her role. It includes a real-life patient case study outlining the challenges the patient was experiencing and how Avril and her team diligently, …

Exercise and our mental health…

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There are many reasons why physical activity is good for your body – having a healthy heart and improving your joints and bones are just two, but did you know that physical activity is also beneficial for your mental health and wellbeing? We need to change the way we view physical activity in order not to see it as something …

How to look after your mental health…

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It’s important to take care of yourself and get the most from life. Below are 10 practical ways to look after your mental health courtesy of the Mental Health Foundation. Making simple changes to how you live doesn’t need to cost a fortune or take up loads of time. Anyone can follow this advice. Why not start today? https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/how-to-mental-health

Fundamental facts about mental health…

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A comprehensive summary of mental health research, providing a unique handbook of key facts and figures, covering all key areas of mental health. You can download a copy for free on The Mental Health Foundation’s website (see link below); we trust you’ll find it useful. https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/fundamental-facts-about-mental-health-2016