Unfortunately, even though we are talking more about mental health, the stigma still remains. This is particularly true in the workplace. One confidential survey showed that 56% of companies said they would not hire someone with depression, even if they were the best candidate for th
There should be no sugaring of the pill. The fact is that dementia and depression go hand in hand – it is depressing to get dementia. However, though there have been occasional headlines suggesting that those who suffer from clinical depression are more likely to develop dementi
What is anxiety? Anxiety problems are the commonest mental health disorders, with some surveys showing that a third of people suffer with anxiety at some point in their lives. Anxiety is a feeling of fear and distress. It is a normal physical response of your body when faced with seve
We face all sorts of difficulties in our everyday lives, and our brains are under immense pressure to analyse messages from an increasingly hectic outside world and integrate them with a knowledge of what is happening to us internally. This is where things can get ever so complicated
This week marks the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week 2017. The stigma attached to mental illnesses is often the reason why people suffer in silence. This week is aimed at raising awareness of mental health related issues. In support we are offering a 20% discount* on initial con
This question seems to have exercised plenty of people recently, including some US voters, his fellow politicians, other world leaders, worried citizens of the rest of the world, – and a number of prominent psychiatrists and, as it is my area of specialty, it’s something
Few are more aware of the current problems in healthcare than NHS consultant psychiatrists. Historically, the Cinderella discipline has been badly neglected. Though recently there has been some welcome increase in awareness and understanding around mental health, reducing prejudice, t
In their book Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies, the authors Collins and Porras coined the term Big Hairy Audacious Goal (2016). This describes a visionary medium term organisational goal which is compelling, stretches the workforce but is ultimately achievable.