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Newsletter – #3

Reading Time 5 Minutes So we are now over a third into 2019! How are you feeling about that? What have you experienced in this time or achieved? Most people, even when asked a positive question like this, will probably default into “what haven’t I achieved” mode. Saying things like yes, I have done this but I could have done it this way, or I…

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Newsletter – #2

So, although the weather has been freezing, I am now seeing the begins of Spring. My daffodils are well and, and I saw some crocus brightening up the grass verges near my home. I hear we are also getting some warmer weather up from the Canaries which will be very welcome especially as I am spending some much-needed family time at Centre Parcs this school…

So what is Mental Health First Aid anyway?

So what is Mental Health First Aid anyway?

There is a lot of talk about Mental Health First Aid in the press and on Social Media but there still seems to be confusion about what it is, what it does and who it is for.  Let’s look at how Mental Health First Aid can help your organisation, your employees and yourself. There are people trained in all workplaces to deal with physical injuries, but…

Understanding OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

With the start of the new year comes the need for a lot of people, to become tidy, organised and to plan for the year ahead.  Desks get decluttered, workspaces have an overhaul and people’s new shiny stationery, that Santa bought them gets unwrapped ceremonially.  I hear a lot of people comment that their “OCD is coming out” or “have you seen her desk, and I am…


Understanding and dealing with stress!

Have you ever noticed that on one day you can complete certain tasks absolutely fine. On another days, the very same tasks make you want to shout, scream and maybe even throw something?  Well, let me help you understand why and maybe stop this from happening.   The Stress Container At different times we experience varying levels of vulnerability or tolerance when it come to our stress…

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder!

Watching the TV awards the other night reminded me of the brilliant and gripping BBC drama The Bodyguard?  As a Mental Health First Aid trainer, one element of the story piqued my interest. For those who missed the show, David Budd former military and now a police officer assigned to protect the home secretary as her bodyguard. His actions and demeanour seemed to indicate he was experiencing…

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