Getting Help…

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If you are concerned that you are developing a mental health problem you should seek the advice and support of your GP as a matter of priority. If you are in distress and need immediate help and are unable to see a GP, you should visit your local A&E. The Mental Health Foundation is a charity specialising in research and policy development, with a …

Looking after your mental health at Christmas…

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Christmas may be something you look forward to, or it may be a time of year you find a bit tough. What the Christmas period brings will be individual to each of us. Here’s some helpful advice from the Mental Health Foundation https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/christmas

Mental health statistics…

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Research this year has identified the most common mental health problems: Mixed anxiety & depression is the most common mental disorder in Britain, with 7.8% of people meeting criteria for diagnosis 4-10% of people in England will experience depression in their lifetime Common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety are distributed according to a gradient of economic disadvantage across society. The poorer and more disadvantaged …

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; it can also take effect when you’re faced with non-dangerous events, like exams, public speaking, a new job, a date, or even a party. It’s a natural response to a …

Mental Health in Later Life…

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One in five older people living in the community and two in five people living in care homes experience depression or poor mental health. Research shows that there are five key issues that can have an impact on the mental wellbeing of older people: Discrimination Participation in meaningful activities Relationships Physical health Poverty Even though there are laws in place to …

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. …