Why Fundraising and Volunteering Can Play a Role in Positive Mental Health

Posted on : July 29, 2019

A fantastic way to enhance your happiness is to volunteer, fundraise or be kind to others. Studies show that people who volunteer and help others have fewer symptoms of depression and anxiety. This could be through small unplanned acts, such as a smile, thoughtful gesture or regular volunteering. Scientifically, there...

Mental Health: Another Burden On The Youth

Posted on : July 23, 2019

Guest Blogger Emily Owen, 16, writes about the stress and pressure that teenagers and young people are faced with. Many adults dismiss stress in teenagers as they don’t believe they have anything to stress about just because they don’t pay bills or have a job, but they have more stress...

Weather The Storm

Posted on : June 13, 2019

Living with a mental health condition can have a great impact on your life and of those around you. As well as experiencing long term and overwhelming feelings of sadness, hopelessness and lethargy, symptoms also include physical effects such as pain, appetite change and sleep problems. A mental health condition...

Let’s Put the ‘Men’ in ‘Mental Health’

Posted on : June 11, 2019

Let's Put the 'Men' in 'Mental Health' One in four people experience a mental health condition every year, yet talking about mental health carries a greater stigma than talking about health issues. The facts speak for themselves: 1 in 8 men suffer from a common mental health condition. Suicide is...

Running And Me

Posted on : May 30, 2019

Running and Me It’s nearly the end of May, which means my 10k a day challenge is nearly over!! There have been times when I wasn’t sure I’d make it this far but now it’s nearly over I feel brilliant for sticking with it. I’ve been asked quite a few...

Just Another Magic Monday!

Posted on : May 30, 2019

Just Another Magic Monday! Here are our five tips to make your Monday amazing! Use positive language Being positive has a lot to do with the language that you use. If the language you use is mainly negative, this can have an adverse impact on you and those around you....

Asking for Help with Your Mental Health

Posted on : May 30, 2019

Asking for Help with Your Mental Health Depression can be something that is incredibly hard to talk about, not least for the person who is experiencing this condition. Often, the person with depression is not fully aware of their symptoms. It may have developed over a number of weeks or...

How To Support Someone with Their Mental Health in the Workplace

Posted on : May 30, 2019

How to Support Someone with Their Mental Health at Work Mental Health in the workplace is a hot topic – and why not when research shows that one in four of us will experience a mental health problem this year. That means that it is more than likely that you...

Why Every Workplace Needs a Mental Health First Aider

Posted on : May 9, 2019

Why Every Workplace Needs a Mental Health First Aider Imagine this scenario: an employee has fallen and broken their leg. What would happen in your organisation? Obviously, the company would fulfil their legal and moral obligation, to treat the injury with a first aider until appropriate medical intervention is available;...

Happiness

Posted on : January 23, 2019

All suffering is caused by desire and craving - The Second Nobel Truth, Buddhism There is no need to be a Buddhist to understand this simple truth. There seems to an innate drive in all of us to want more, whether it is nice food, time with loved ones or...

Mindfulness

Posted on : January 23, 2019

Mindfulness What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is the action of focusing awareness completely on the present moment. It is about observing and acknowledging current feelings, thoughts, emotions and physical sensations in a calm and almost detached way that in fact allows you to be much more aware and connected to yourself....

MHFA Open Course 16 – 17 January 2019

Posted on : January 22, 2019

Recently, we delivered our first MHFA Open Course at the Kyte Hotel, Darrington. Delegates from a range of backgrounds, including construction, security and finance, came from across the UK to participate in the MHFA course. Over the two day training, through discussion, tasks and activities, delegates learned about the signs...

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