Understanding & Managing Worry

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Worry is a normal response to everyday life that causes anxiety. Most people will experience worry throughout their lifetime with no long term effect. 

Understanding & Managing Grief

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Grief is a common experience that most people will go through at some point in their lives. Grief occurs when we lose someone or something that is close to us and there is no ‘normal’ or ‘right’ way to grieve. People experience a wide range of emotions and reactions following a loss and this can […]

Overcoming Stigma

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Mental health stigma is a prejudice mostly caused by fear of the unknown, which can lead to discrimination. The fear of stigma can stop people from accessing the help they need, but can also prevent them doing everyday things like seeing friends or joining groups, leaving the house or going to work, school and university.

Understanding Emotions for Healthy Relationships

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A good relationship with yourself, family, friends and your wider communities promotes a sense of belonging and is important for your wellbeing. These connections can be mutually supportive providing an opportunity to share experiences and learn from each other which increases self-worth and reduces isolation. 

Understanding Anger and Aggression

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“When something makes you angry, adrenalin causes your body to prepare for ‘fight or flight’, giving you energy and making you feel tense. Releasing this energy and tension is good for you, but it can be difficult to do so in ways that are constructive.” (Mind)

Let's Talk about Suicide

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The World Health Organisation describes suicide as a global concern, stating that close to 800,000 people worldwide lose their life through suicide every year. Feeling suicidal does not mean someone is weak, it is a symptom of persistent psychological pain that people often find difficult to see through.

Advocacy in Mental Health

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Independent Mental Health Advocates support people with mental health problems and their families to exercise their basic human rights, and to assist public services in avoiding breaches of human rights.

Dementia – Understanding Brain Perspective

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Neuroimaging is a technique which allows us to study the structure and function of the brain. It enables us to investigate the mechanisms involved in brain changes during neurodegenerative disorders such as Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. 

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