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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Beating Back Social Anxiety and Depression

"So, will we see you at the office Christmas party?" A seemingly innocuous question, and yet for the social anxiety sufferer, a potentially panic attack-inducing nightmare. And the festive season is rife with situations like this one. Family gatherings, office parties and various festivities are sources of agonising anxiety for…

By Raymond Sheehy
December 20, 2016
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The Social Anxiety Sufferer’s Guide to Surviving the Festive Season

For some, the charming strains of Christmas carols are a quaint reminder of the festive season's approach. For those of us who struggle with social anxiety, however, they're stomach-ache-inducing reminders that the season for social interaction is upon us. Office parties. Family gatherings. Crowded shops. New Year's Eve bashes. And…

By Raymond Sheehy
December 15, 2016
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Beating Back the Christmas Blues

Christmas can be an incredibly stressful time of the year for many of us. We're surrounded by imagery and messaging selling unrealistic levels of holiday cheer and happiness. It's a time when the pressure is on at work, when the shops are at their craziest and when we feel most…

By Raymond Sheehy
December 13, 2016
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What are the Types of Mental Illnesses and Disorders?

The question around different types of mental disorders provides a good entry point for understanding, preventing and treating these disorders. At the same time, it’s important to introduce this discussion with a couple of comments on the purpose and value of the various diagnostic categories and definitions that have been…

By Raymond Sheehy
December 8, 2016
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How to Cope this Christmas

For many, Christmas is a time of revelry and joy. For those who have a mental health condition it can be a challenging time. Dealing with a mental health problem at any other time of year can be difficult in itself, at Christmas there can be perceived to be added…

By Polly Morgan
December 2, 2016
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What is OCD?

Conditions like Depression and Anxiety are getting lots of attention at the moment. The general public are becoming more aware of symptoms and how it affects those who suffer. It’s great to see that the stigma is really beginning to lift. Though for some other mental health conditions the stigma…

By Beth Hinds
November 30, 2016
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Recovery: A Journey Not a Destination

To mark this year’s World Mental Health Day (October 10th) we funded a film along with Greenwich Time To Talk entitled 'Recovery: A Journey Not a Destination.’ In it, we interviewed three young women who had all at some point been diagnosed with a mental health condition. In the film, they speak…

By Polly Morgan
November 22, 2016
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Caring For a Loved One With Mental Ill-health

If your loved one has been diagnosed with a mental health condition, you may struggle to find the right support. It’s important your loved one or family member gets referred straight away to a community mental health team or an understanding GP. From there, you can put the right support…

By Polly Morgan
November 18, 2016
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How to Deal With a Mental Illness

Being diagnosed with a mental health condition doesn't mean you won't be able to cope. There are many ways to deal with living with mental illness and still flourish. Below are some tips on how to improve your mental health: Medication: Not everyone needs medication to treat mental illness but it…

By Polly Morgan
November 16, 2016
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I’ve Been Diagnosed With a Mental Illness, What Now?

Being diagnosed with a mental illness can be a life-changing moment. A person can go through a range of emotions from anger to grief to finally acceptance. But it’s important to remember it will be okay. Having a diagnosed condition does not have to be a total negative; it can be turned…

By Polly Morgan
November 9, 2016
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