Understanding & Managing OCD

Mental Health

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterised by frequent unwanted, uninvited and intrusive thoughts, images, urges, impulses and doubts which cause marked and significant distress. They are accompanied by compulsive and ritualistic behaviours which act to reduce the distress.

Raising Awareness Around Personality Disorder & Recovery

Mental Health

“People who have a personality disorder, may find that their beliefs and attitudes are different from others. Their patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving are more difficult to change and they will have a more limited range of emotions, attitudes and behaviours with which to cope with everyday life. This can make things difficult for […]

Understanding & Managing PTSD

Mental Health

If you are involved in or witness a traumatic event, it is common to experience upsetting, distressing or confusing feelings afterwards. The feelings of distress may not emerge straight away – you may just feel emotionally numb at first. After a while you may develop emotional and physical reactions, such as feeling easily upset or […]

Understanding & Responding to Crises

Mental health awareness

A crisis presentation is when an individual feels at breaking point with their mental health and needs urgent support to navigate through this.

Opening Doors for Men

Mental Health

There has been a huge amount in the media recently about mental health in particular around men and mental health. We have seen great growth in the availability of male specific mental health support. But the discussion still focusses almost entirely on suicide and doesn’t focus much attention on the wider social impact of men […]

Understanding Depression & Recovery

Mental Health

The World Health Organisation states that over 264 million people experience depression Worldwide. Depression is more than feeling low in mood for short periods of time and differs from everyday mood changes. In fact, depression can cause a lot of different feelings and experiences and can affect every part of a person’s day to day […]

Raising Awareness Around Psychosis

Mental Health

“Psychosis is when people perceive or interpret events differently from other people. This could include experiencing hallucinations, delusions or flight of ideas.” (Mind)

Understanding & Managing Social Anxiety

Mental Health

Social anxiety is an anxiety disorder that is characterised by feeling intensely uncomfortable in social situations. Social anxiety goes beyond shyness and people who experience social anxiety often become preoccupied worrying about being judged negatively by others. This often leads to avoidance of social situations and can have a significant impact on people’s day to […]

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