World Mental Health Day…

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The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year. This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’. For resources follow the link to their website: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/world-mental-health-day/posters-social-media-graphics

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. The Mental Health Foundation has come up with 10 practical ways to look after your mental health. 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 and you can start right away, …

Suicide Prevention: WAIT!

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Prevention is something that we can all individually help with. A short conversation with another person can sometimes be enough to make the difference between life and death for them. The advice ‘WAIT’ is one good way to remember how you can support another person who may be suicidal. It stands for: Watch out for signs of distress and uncharacteristic …

Mental Health at Work…

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Mental health problems are all too common in the workplace and it is the leading cause of sickness absence. A staggering 70 million workdays are lost each year due to mental health problems in the UK, costing employers approximately £2.4 billion per year. An essential building block for workplace mental health is the ability to have open, authentic conversations about …

Feeling my mind – tips for positive body image…

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We all have our ups and downs on the journey to self-acceptance. It takes practice and time, and everyone’s paths are different. Mental Health Awareness has come up with some tips to help you maintain a healthy sense of self. https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/mind-over-mirror-feeling-my-mind

Body image and mental health…

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MHA’s research found that 30% of all adults have felt so stressed by body image and appearance that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope… that’s almost 1 in every 3 people. Their Mind Over Mirror 2021 campaign is focusing on the impact that body image can have on mental health… Mind Over Mirror has been co-created with young people, …

Mental health stresses and strains…

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Dr David Crepaz Keay and Heather Lewis talk about the mental health stresses and strains that affect our top-flight athletes, as well as you and me. https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/blog/blog-dr-david-crepaz%E2%80%91keay-and-heather-lewis-talk-about-mental-health-stresses-and-strains

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 …