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Archive for the ‘News’ Category


Menopause, mental health, substance abuse, and addiction

20/10/2022 | category: News

October is World Menopause Month, with the theme this year being cognition and mood. Menopause is a natural stage in a woman’s life, which brings with it a whole host of physical and emotional side effects; but is rarely openly …

World Mental Health Day, October 10th

06/10/2022 | category: News

‘Make mental health & well-being for all a global priority’ World Mental Health Day takes place on the 10th of October. An annual campaign celebrated since 1992, which aims to raise awareness around the issue. Supported by the World Health …

Why do people self-harm?

30/09/2022 | category: News

Self-harming is the deliberate act of injuring oneself. There are many ways people can do this, and any repeated low or high-risk behaviour that causes harm or injury can be considered as self-harm. Common methods include – •         Cutting, slicing, scratching, …

The role of anger in addiction

20/09/2022 | category: News

Addiction is a devastating mental health disease. It is characterised as not having control over the use of a substance or the participation in an activity, to the point where its continued, and/or excessive use, is harmful for you – …

What is “self-care” really?

09/09/2022 | category: News

With the demands of modern-day life ever expanding. The advent of technology means it’s not easy to switch off from work, even when you are at home. It can leave us feeling like we are perpetually running, dashing from one …

International Overdose Awareness Day

29/08/2022 | category: News

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day. A global event that is held annually with the aim of raising understanding around overdoses, reducing the stigma of drug-related deaths, and acknowledging the grief felt by those left behind. The campaign spreads …

Student life: alcohol and drugs

19/08/2022 | category: News

The school holidays are coming to an end. Following six weeks of having the kids at home, hanging around under your feet; after snacks and entertainment (pre-teens); or sleeping in until lunchtime then rising and grunting at you (teenagers); getting …

The role of social media in eating disorders

10/08/2022 | category: News

Many studies have been done on the link between the media’s portrayal of the perfect body image – that of a thin female and muscular male – and the ever-growing obsession with body size; the unhealthy and sometimes dangerous weight-loss …

Are you self-medicating with alcohol or drugs?

01/08/2022 | category: News

People use alcohol and drugs for a variety of reasons, to celebrate and to commiserate. Alcohol is a habitual part of many people’s lives. Drinking occasionally and in moderation can add to the enjoyment of an event; or take the …

Dos & don’ts to vacationing in addiction recovery….

21/07/2022 | category: News

After starting your recovery journey, possibly following a stay in a rehab centre or addiction treatment clinic, the next big step is getting back to reality. Learning to live life without using a substance as a crutch. Going to work, …

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