Tag Archives: MENTAL HEALTH

This is going on right now… and it is simply WRONG. We can do better.

What’s the current situation in our Mental Health system? You, or a loved one, become seriously mentally unwell. You would think that if admission was needed to a psychiatric unit, that would happen. However, this is becoming increasingly unlikely.  30% of psychiatric beds have closed in the last 10 years.  So what you are likely […]

Talking about mental health – why do we avoid it?

It’s Monday morning – on Saturday night you had a panic attack for the first time – which left you feeling terrified. Your worst fear? – it might happen again You struggle into work – everyone is chatting about their weekend. Someone went to a great birthday party, someone got a new dog, someone’s car broke down. Someone had a toothache […]

Mental Health First Aid – who is it for?

Who needs mental health first aid training? Many people will benefit greatly from this training such as… A Volunteer? Employee? Employer? Councillor? Friend? Colleague? A Manager? Charity? Business? A Teacher? A Doctor? Another Professional? Receptionist? MP? Yourself? Mental health is EVERYBODY’S business. Including yours – looking after our own emotional wellbeing is really important. Not sure who would benefit […]

Who benefits from Mental Health Recovery work?

WRAP Part Three – For anyone completing a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) the future is much more positive. The work that is necessary to build a really robust and comprehensive WRAP will pay dividends going forward. It is also important to say that this is a work-in-progress for the rest of your life – as reviewing what […]

How to live well with mental ill-health

WRAP Part One – So you have a diagnosis of mental illness of some kind. What happens next? It is likely that you will be offered medication and some kind of Talking Therapy – which is great. But what about living your actual LIFE? This was the question that a group of people with mental […]