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World Suicide Prevention Day 2021: How to Offer Help and Hope

  Hope is something that seems out of reach for people who are suicidal. But the message of this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day is hopeful. The theme this year is ‘Creating Hope Through Action.’ Each one of us can offer help and hope to someone who is struggling. Suicide: It’s complicated According to the […]

Coronavirus Pandemic: Will We See More Suicides Post Covid-19?

The full impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on mental health is yet to be seen, but if you’re a betting person, you would probably put money on the fact that the statistics are going to make grim reading. The pandemic caused a ‘perfect storm’ of things that are well-known to contribute to poor mental health; […]

How to Beat Post-Lockdown Anxiety

We’ve all spent months in lockdown and dreamed of when we can get out and see our family and friends, go out for a meal or a coffee, or fly away to sunnier climes again. But now that lockdown is easing and we are slowly getting some of our freedoms back, is there a part […]

The Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Mental Health

We read the headlines every day about the impact of the coronavirus on the economy, and what progress is being made to control the virus and develop a vaccine, but in the midst of all of this, we have another battle to face; the impact of the pandemic on mental health. Life as we know […]

Are you Anxious About the Coronavirus?

Unless you’ve been living on Mars, you will have noticed that every headline you read, every post you see on social media, and probably every conversation you have as you go about your day is about one thing: the coronavirus. We see the amount of confirmed cases and the latest death toll being reported every […]

How to Be Kinder to Yourself

As Valentine’s Day approaches, your thoughts might be turning to love. You might give a card and a present to your other half, or do something nice for them, and while this is great, how often do you show yourself love and kindness? When your partner, or a family member or friend is struggling with […]

Who is Caring for the Carers?

According to figures from the Carers Trust, there are around 7 million carers in the UK, and with an ageing population, this is only going to increase. Carers sacrifice a lot to look after their loved ones, but who cares for them? Many people in caring roles are stressed out, anxious, and depressed, and unfortunately, […]

The Nightmare Before Christmas: Why the Festive Season is an Ordeal for the Socially Anxious

The countdown to Christmas is on, and with it comes the office parties, family gatherings, and crowded shops. For people with social anxiety, the idea of running the gauntlet of festive busyness is a complete nightmare. What is social anxiety? Social anxiety is an overwhelming fear of social situations, and sufferers usually experience anything from […]

The Truth About Psychosis

There’s a lot of misunderstanding around psychosis. If someone experiences psychosis, it doesn’t mean that they’re dangerous, even though the media would have you think that. A psychotic episode is an isolating and terrifying experience where you completely lose touch with reality. When someone is having an episode they might: Have hallucinations: they might see […]

How Refresher Training Can Benefit Your Organisation

If you mention refresher training to your staff, do they roll their eyes? Often, refresher training is seen as a chore or a ‘tick box’ exercise, but it can actually have some really important benefits for organisations. As you might have seen in our last blog, we’ll be running our first Mental Health First Aid […]

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