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Movement: Moving more for our mental health

10/05/2024 | category: News

#MomentsForMovement – Mental Health Awareness Week 2024 The theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2024, which is happening from 13 to 19 May, is “Movement: Moving more for our mental health”, highlighting the important connection between physical activity and mental …

Understanding dual diagnosis.

25/04/2024 | category: News

Looking at the connection between mental health and addiction. Many individuals who struggle with addiction also face co-occurring mental health challenges; a condition known as dual diagnosis. For example, people with alcoholism are more than six times more likely to …

Why building support systems is key in mental health and addiction recovery.

11/04/2024 | category: News

The phrase, and belief, that “the opposite of addiction is connection,” has been expressed in fellowship meetings, support groups, and encouraged by mental health and addiction specialists for many years. British journalist Johann Hari popularised the saying and highlighted the …

The link between trauma and mental health.

27/03/2024 | category: News

Trauma is more than just an unfortunate event; it’s an experience that can deeply shake a person’s sense of safety and well-being. Traumatic experiences often leave lasting scars on a person’s psyche, influencing their thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. The effects …

Why addiction recovery is called “an inside job”

14/03/2024 | category: News

“Nothing changes if nothing changes: Change is a process, not an event: Life on life’s terms:  Progress, not perfection.” If you are already in addiction recovery, have attended a fellowship meeting, know someone in addiction recovery, have read a self-help …

Understanding self-harm: Breaking the stigma.

29/02/2024 | category: News

Each year, globally, March the 1st marks Self-Harm Awareness Day (also known as Self Injury Awareness Day); shedding light on a complex and often stigmatised and misunderstood issue, that can affect anyone, no matter their age or gender. Self-harm, or …

Alcoholism: A family affair

15/02/2024 | category: News

COA Week, (led in the UK, by the charity NACOA UK) is an annual, international campaign to raise awareness of children affected by a parent’s drinking. Run yearly, since 2009, during the week in which Valentine’s Day falls. NACOA UK …

Why talking about mental health is so important.

06/02/2024 | category: News

It is estimated that worldwide annually, one billion people are affected by a mental health condition; that a mental health illness is responsible for 15% of global deaths; that 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a problem …

Are you assessing your alcohol use?

19/01/2024 | category: News

January is typically the season for change. The start of a new year often inspires reflection on the previous one and a flurry of resolutions. After the excesses of the ‘ber month holidays (Halloween, Diwali, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s) …

7 New Year resolutions for your mental health.

02/01/2024 | category: News

The start of a new year is often when we take stock of our lives, contemplate the past 365 days, and make plans for the months ahead. It is a time for resolutions and fresh starts. Many people will resolve …

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