Tag: mental health

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    Mental Health Awareness

    Eating Disorders: Bulimia

    In the second blog of our series highlighting the different types of eating disorders, we are going to focus on bulimia. In this article, we look at the signs and symptoms, the treatment available, and how you can support a…

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    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder | Signs, symptoms, and support

    How often do we hear the phrase, "that's my OCD", or, "you're so OCD"? It is a common saying in day to day life, but a diagnosis of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is actually pretty rare, affecting approximately 1.2% of…

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    National Schizophrenia Awareness Day 2022

    25th July 2022 is National Schizophrenia Awareness Day. Hosted by Rethink Mental Illness, the day aims to shine a light on the challenges individuals living with a schizophrenia diagnosis face. A schizophrenia diagnosis A schizophrenia diagnosis is usually confirmed by…

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    Mental Health Tips & Advice

    5 Ways to Wellbeing

    It is essential that we take care of our mental and physical wellbeing to ensure that we remain happy and healthy. There is evidence to suggest that there are 5 ways to wellbeing – the New Economics Foundation has analysed…

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    Food for thought | The role of nutrition in mental health

    Does the food that we eat have an effect on our mental health? Yes, there is plenty of research around the topic of nutrition and mental health, and overall, the findings point to a link between our diet and our…

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    Schizoaffective disorder | Signs, symptoms and support

    On average, 1 in 200 people will develop schizoaffective disorder within their lifetime. Most commonly, it develops during early adulthood and is more prevalent amongst women than men. In this article we take a deeper look into schizoaffective disorder, including…

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    Loneliness in the UK | Facts and figures

    Loneliness in the UK is a prevalent issue, and research has shown that it can have negative impacts on our mental health. The Covid-19 pandemic has also contributed to an increase in reports of loneliness over the past 2 years.…

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    Mental Health Tips & Advice

    Social Media’s Influence on Mental Health

    Social media is a big part of modern life. According to the Statista Research Department, as of 2022 internet users worldwide spend an average of 147 minutes per day on social media. This has increased year on year and is…

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    Mental Health Awareness

    All About Anxiety – Types of Anxiety Disorders

    What is anxiety? Anxiety is typically defined as a feeling of worry and unease. Everyone will likely experience feelings of anxiety during certain times in their lives, for example when preparing for a job interview or when going on a…

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    Women Pioneers in Mental Health | International Women’s Day 2022

    International Women’s Day 2022 falls on Tuesday 8th March, and this year’s theme is #BreakTheBias. The idea behind the theme is to raise awareness against gender bias, and celebrate women’s achievements. We’re doing our bit by taking a look at…

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    How to Become a Social Worker

    There are many roles within the Health and Social Care sector, such as Support Workers, Service Managers, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Counsellors and Social Workers, to name a few. This article focuses on how to become a Social Worker and the…

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    Mental Health Inequality

    Poor mental health can affect anyone at any time in their lives, however unfortunately there are some people for who the likelihood of experiencing a mental health problem is higher than average. This results in health inequality not just across…

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    The role of Occupational Therapy data in mental health support and treatment

    Historically, the development of occupational therapy arose from the treatment of mental health diagnoses. In 1928, Dr William Rush Dunton Jr., founder of the National Society for the Promotion of Occupational Therapy (now known as the American Occupational Therapy Association),…

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    Learning Disabilities and Feeling Lonely

    For many people, lockdown has exacerbated feelings of loneliness. For adults with learning disabilities, feeling lonely can be a long-term challenge, and one that they may have been experiencing prior to lockdown. Whilst everyone can experience feeling lonely at some point…

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    Medication and Mental Health – Let’s Change the Narrative

    One in eight adults in England receive mental health treatment, with 10.4% of these adults receiving medication as either sole or part of their treatment. (McManus S et al., 2014) Despite this, there is still stigma attached to the use…

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    Mental Health Tips & Advice

    Beating the January Blues

    January Blues [noun] Feeling low or down in January with a lack of motivation, usually due to cold weather and dark mornings. The January Blues are a common occurrence every year, after the excitement and busyness of the festive season…

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    The impact of social media on mental health

    Social media has gained incredible popularity in recent years. From the humble beginnings of Bebo, MSN Messenger and Myspace, to the viral trends on TikTok and Instagram, social media platforms have now become much more interactive and creative. As of…

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    Northern Healthcare Careers in Adult Health & Social Care

    Careers in health and social care are extremely rewarding and varied. There are patient, resident or client-facing roles. At Northern Healthcare these include Support Workers, Team Leaders, Occupational Therapists and Mental Health Nurses. There are also valuable behind the scenes…

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    ADHD Awareness Month | October 2021

    ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. October is ADHD Awareness Month, and this month the theme is all about reframing ADHD and discovering new perspectives. Much like many other mental health diagnoses, ADHD can often be misunderstood or misinterpreted. The purpose…

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    Charity Fundraising 2021 | Northern Healthcare teams are raising funds for Mind

    This year, our services will be fundraising for our chosen charity for 2021-2022, Mind. Historically, our services have competed each year to raise the most money for Children in Need, with the winning service crowned our Fundraising Champions at our…

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    Mental Health Tips & Advice

    12 tips to look after your mental health this Christmas time

    It’s not long now until Christmas Day but for most of us it will be a little different this year, and whilst traditionally seen as the most wonderful time of the year, it’s ok to feel overwhelmed and struggle to…

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    What factors affect our mental health? Understanding the social, physiological and environmental impact

    Our mental health is our level of psychological wellbeing. It encompasses our social, physiological and emotional states; someone who has good mental health may feel balanced in these areas of their life. This video from ‘Mental Health at Work’ helps…

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