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Mental Health Awareness and Support in the Workplace

With World Mental Health Day happening today (you can see the Mental Health at Work report here), we at Bridge want to highlight an area close to our hearts, one that has been…

October 10, 2017
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Mental Health Awareness and Support in the Workplace

With World Mental Health Day happening today (you can see the Mental Health at Work report here), we at Bridge want to highlight an area close to our hearts, one that has been getting a fair amount of press lately but deserves so much more. Mental health in the workplace is a pressing…

By Raymond Sheehy
October 10, 2017
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How Partnership Working Impacts UK Holistic Support Programs

Our long-time supporters know us as a devoted follower of the methodology of partnership working. One of the main reasons for adopting partnership working is that it allows us to reach a greater number of people with a more holistic service. If you’re considering partnership working for your own organisation, I’d…

By Raymond Sheehy
June 27, 2017
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Partnership Working in Health and Social Care: The Bridge Perspective

Bridge believes that a holistic approach to wellbeing is required for tackling the UK’s wildfire of chronic illnesses. As Dr Brock Chisholm, the first Director-General of the World Health Organisation (1948–1953) famously said, “without mental health there can be no true physical health.” While mental and physical health are important elements of wellbeing, research by…

By Raymond Sheehy
June 15, 2017
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How a Holistic View of Health & Wellbeing Brightens the UK’s Future

Few, if any, modern-day healthcare professionals in the UK would refute the intimate link between depression and chronic physical illness. While scientific evidence to prove this multi-directional relationship mostly dates to the past decade, advocacy for a holistic approach to modern medicine can be traced back to the mid-20th-century. Dr…

By Raymond Sheehy
May 16, 2017
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Holistic Wellbeing Services: The Key To Beating Chronic Diseases

The UK health sector is fighting a runaway fire in treating the soaring number of people with long-term medical conditions. Dr Martin McShane, NHS England's director for long-term conditions, warns that the challenge of treating patients with chronic mental and physical illnesses is so great that it could be viewed as the "healthcare…

By Raymond Sheehy
April 6, 2017
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The 1 Factor that Thwarts Your Long-Term Health Care Policy

Community health care programs in the UK are becoming increasingly aware of the need for a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. While stories of the short- to medium-term successes of holistic intervention programs abound, the long-term impact of health care projects and policies can only be known years from now. Or,…

By Raymond Sheehy
March 30, 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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