Mental Health Awareness Week: Organisations join the Green Ribbon Campaign

Mental Health is a major growing issue in the UK with one-in-four people experiencing mental ill-health in any given year. Although when receiving the right support, 70% of people with…

April 17, 2018
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Bridge Conference: Holistic Wellbeing Strategies for the Community

Bridge’s 30th anniversary conference was a fantastic success. With excellent keynote speakers and a packed audience, delegates lauded the exciting discussion about best practice in mental health and wellbeing across the country. Bridge CEO, Raymond Sheehy who hosted the conference said: “We decided to put on the conference to celebrate our anniversary and…

By Polly Morgan
March 3, 2017
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Reducing Health Care Cost by Investing in Holistic Interventions

The UK’s failure to provide adequate mental health care is costing us nearly £17 billion per year in late interventions. Apart from the escalated medical expense of treating acute and chronic conditions compared to the cost of early interventions, untreated mental illness snowballs into a costly affair across the public sector.…

By Raymond Sheehy
February 28, 2017
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8 Good Reasons for Integrating Mental Health into Primary Care

In the UK, common mental illnesses affect the lives of up to 26% of young women and 9% of young men directly. If left untreated, it creates an enormous toll of suffering, disability and economic loss for the affected individual, their family, their community, and as a result, the UK economy.…

By Raymond Sheehy
February 22, 2017
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Bridge Support: A Holistic View of Health and Wellbeing

Bridge’s history as a provider of mental health and wellbeing services opens in 1987, which means that 2017 is a big deal for us. As we celebrate our 30th anniversary this month, we rejoice in the growth and development of our support services, from Bridge86 Ltd. (1987) to Bridge Mental Health (2011),…

By Raymond Sheehy
February 16, 2017
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Bridge: Everything You Need to Know About How We Can Help

Mental health and wellbeing is a pivotal part of our lives. We often take it for granted, neglect it or deny it when we're struggling. And for those of us who are struggling with it, either personally or in dealing with a loved one who suffers from a mental health…

By Raymond Sheehy
February 2, 2017
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Knowing the Causes and Warning Signs of Mental Illness

Raise your hand if you’ve ever developed bodily aches after taking on some home improvements or annoying muscular pains after a cheery session of festive house decorations. If your hand is up (or if your arm is too sore to raise above your head), you probably know the inner-conflict associated…

By Raymond Sheehy
January 26, 2017
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Depression: Symptoms to watch out for

Depression is a common mental illness but what does it really mean? It’s important to be aware of the symptoms to watch out for in case it develops. Sure, most of us feel sad, lonely or depressed at times. And feeling depressed is a normal reaction to loss or life’s…

By Polly Morgan
January 19, 2017
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Schizophrenia: Media Vs. Reality

In many news reports, mental health gets a bad critique. Go to any story of a gunman on the rampage and reports will invariably link the attack to mental health. Going one step further, media reports will often label the person ‘schizophrenic.’ This has led to schizophrenia being inextricably linked…

By Polly Morgan
January 12, 2017
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Coping with Stress in the Coming New Year

Fireworks sparkle in the air. Champagne flows freely. Goodwill and cheerful wishes come from all sides as everyone celebrates the start of a new year and solemnly promises to follow through on all those elusive new year's resolutions. Fast forward to February and most of us have come off the…

By Raymond Sheehy
January 1, 2017
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Beyond Hope: Evidence-Based Mental Health Treatments

Studies on the mental health of the UK population confirm a lamentable increase in the prevalence of common mental disorders in recent years. While this reality is certainly disconcerting, the accumulated wealth of knowledge on the topic and the development of evidence-based therapies allow us to manage, treat and prevent a…

By Raymond Sheehy
December 29, 2016
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