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Archive for the ‘News’ Category


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 …

What are “the Holiday Blues”?

19/12/2023 | category: News

For many the festive season is perceived as a period of joy. Lots of entertainment, excitement, parties, and general good cheer. But for some individuals it can be a time of sadness, isolation, painful or traumatic memories, illness, depression and …

Practices to help you stay sober during the festive season.

05/12/2023 | category: News

It’s December … The Christmas decorations are up. Elf on the Shelf has made an appearance. Secret Santa presents, office parties, club get-togethers, and Christmas jollies are the theme of the month, all ahead of the grand finale when the …

Loneliness – mental health, substance abuse, and addiction …

23/11/2023 | category: News

We are rapidly moving towards the end of the year and the holiday season is almost upon us. Which, for many, is a joyous time – parties and get-togethers with family, friends, colleagues. However, for some, it is not “the …

Men’s Mental Health

09/11/2023 | category: News

November is Men’s Mental Health Month in the UK (#MMHM). An annual campaign aimed at raising awareness about the mental health challenges faced by men, and in stamping out the stigma still attached to speaking up and getting help. Three …

#AddictionAwarenessWeek2023 – Everybody Knows Somebody

26/10/2023 | category: News

The 3rd annual Addiction Awareness Week, UK, runs from the 28th of October through to 4th of November 2023. This year’s theme is ‘Everybody knows somebody’. Led by the campaign ‘Taking Action on Addiction’; spearheaded by the charity ‘The Forward …

Caring for your mental health and well-being

19/10/2023 | category: News

World Mental Health Day happens annually on October 10th. It is a day aimed at raising awareness of mental health issues to try and end the stigma, discrimination and misinformation that surrounds psychological illnesses and those that live with them …

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