Talking about Depression

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Depression is the most common mental health problem, with the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics suggesting that 1 in 5 adults in Great Britain experienced some form of depression in early 2021. Depression impacts the way people feel physically, the way they think and of course their emotions. Symptoms include feeling low … Read more

Recovering from Post-Covid-19 Syndrome

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Since March 2020 words and phrases which we rarely thought of or had never even heard before started to become common place.  It started with ‘Covid-19’, ‘pandemic’ and ‘lockdown’.  A few months later others started to emerge such as ‘Post-Covid-19 Syndrome’, ‘long Covid’ and ‘long haulers’.  I’m going to stick with ‘Post-Covid-19 Syndrome’ in this … Read more

Celebrating Carers

7-13 June 2021 marks Carers Week in the UK, an annual campaign to raise awareness, highlight the challenges faced by people in this role and to recognise their positive contributions.  This year the campaign is particularly focusing on the unique challenges which carers have faced during the Covid-19 pandemic.  During this time many carers have … Read more

Resilience

Definition: The capacity to recover from difficult times After the events of 2020 it wouldn’t be surprising if you are starting the New Year feeling low on resilience.  During 2020, ‘resilience’ became an important word to me because I kept seeing examples of it everywhere I looked.  I saw my family and friends soldiering on … Read more

Mens Wellbeing

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November has arrived and all of a sudden there are lots of moustachioed men walking around – what’s going on? This month has been hijacked by Movember a fantastic campaign to improve mens health, especially in the areas of mental health, suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Rather than letting my moustache grow, I … Read more

Suicide Prevention

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Thursday 10th September is World Suicide Prevention Day.  This is an important day for raising awareness and encouraging conversations about what continues to be a taboo subject.  Personally, I believe that it is vital that we talk about suicide, as this can help people who are struggling with suicidal thoughts to open up and access … Read more