Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

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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 me...

Are you coping?

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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 ...

Anxiety Explained

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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...

Dementia and Depression – The Facts

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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 suggest...

Must I disclose my mental health condition to potential employers?

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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 the...

Why aren’t you happy?

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How happiness has been viewed is constantly changing. Go back to ancient Greece and it was very simple: happiness was luck. There was nothing you could do about it. In fact, in every European language...

Refugees and Mental Health

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There have always been people who have had to flee from wars, or natural disasters or severe persecution because of their ethnic origin or their political, religious or social activities. If we all ha...

It’s got to be more MANLY to talk about Mental Health

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  We live in a world where men have always had many advantages – just because they are men, but in the area of mental illness perhaps it has always been those traditional male attitudes tha...

Ramadan reflections: fasting to feed the soul

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In the month of Ramadan and in particular these last 10 nights, Muslims spend a lot of time reflecting on their lives. It is our time for introspection, when we both take stock of things past and plan...

Refusing to go to School – how can I help my child?

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It is very common for children to refuse to go to school, but when does this behaviour indicate a possible mental health problem or when is it a social problem? Truanting If a child has been missing f...

Are you a blue gene baby?

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      Would you like to be one of the first people in the UK to receive a genetic analysis to determine which medication is best suited to YOU for your depression? FREE FOR THE FIRST 5...