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Ignoring Adverse Childhood Experiences Doesn’t Help

Ignoring Adverse Childhood Experiences doesn’t help children to process the trauma they have experienced despite what some parents believe in terms of ‘brushing it under the carpet and moving on’ It may seem counter-intuitive to parents who are used to telling their children to ‘pick themselves up, and dust themselves down’ but children also need time to process the experience they have just been through. … Continue reading Ignoring Adverse Childhood Experiences Doesn’t Help

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Mental Health of Dads in Perinatal Care

The Fatherhood Institute ran an informative seminar yesterday around supporting men through the transition to fatherhood, looking at various issues facing new dads including the loss/change in identity, the processing of trauma, post-natal depression in men, and many more topics that all have a relevance to Dads mental health care in perinatal care. The seminar was run to accompany the publication of their new report … Continue reading Mental Health of Dads in Perinatal Care

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New Loneliness Research confirms links to Mental Distress

Research also finds that young people, disabled people and the LGBTQ community are at higher risk of chronic loneliness Ministers across a range of Government departments to launch a renewed effort to tackle loneliness as part of national recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic New loneliness research that has been published today by the UK Government confirms direct links between chronic loneliness and increased mental health … Continue reading New Loneliness Research confirms links to Mental Distress

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GP Mental Health Support Improved

GP Mental Health Support will be improved as new mental health experts will be present at GP surgeries to support people as the need for mental health support skyrockets. Local NHS trust mental health experts will now offer people with severe mental health problems such as bipolar, psychosis or eating disorders, an option for support without needing a GP appointment. This could include a consultation, … Continue reading GP Mental Health Support Improved

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To Hide our Identity can Harm our Mental Health

When we have to hide our identity it can harm our mental well-being. Our identity is a vital part of who we are and how we interact with the world around us. A report in today’s Guardian looks at Māori Moko facial tattoos and their revival as a new generation rediscover a part of their culture that was suppressed to differing degrees over the last … Continue reading To Hide our Identity can Harm our Mental Health

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Young People’s Mental Health affecting Grandparents sleep

A third of grandparents say that mental health is their biggest fear for their grandchildren and half of parents surveyed by Mind said that they fear that their children’s mental health has worsened through the Covid-19 pandemic. Mental health is one of the primary concerns of parents and grandparents with only one in five grandparents believing the UK government is doing enough to support young … Continue reading Young People’s Mental Health affecting Grandparents sleep

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Understanding Emotions

Understanding our emotions can be a challenge in terms of both articulating what we feel and also identifying the differences and similarities between our subjective experiences; i.e. the feeling that I identify as anger, you may identify as frustration. There are a large number of tools available to help us understand and articulate our emotions including the emotions wheel. It can be very challenging for … Continue reading Understanding Emotions

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New Beginnings and Old Endings

New beginnings can be scary, exciting, and emotionally charged times in our lives and naturally occur at transitions such as new relationships, the loss of someone close to us, job or house moves, or similar changes. As we experience something new in our lives, we often have to end something first and it can be these transitions that cause us increased anxiety and fear about … Continue reading New Beginnings and Old Endings