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Archive for the ‘News’ Category


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 …

The link between chronic pain and mental health

05/10/2023 | category: News

Most of us have experienced acute pain in some form or another, a toothache, a headache, a laceration, or a broken bone. Generally, acute pain comes on quickly; for instance, an accident or infection; and it can be resolved with …

Drug and alcohol use during pregnancy

21/09/2023 | category: News

Many women will use substances whilst they are pregnant without realising the harm drugs or alcohol could cause their unborn child. During pregnancy anything that goes into the mother’s body has the potential to adversely affect the baby. Drinking alcohol, …

What is a relapse? And what causes one?

07/09/2023 | category: News

Addiction is a psychological or physical dependence (or in many cases, both) on the use of substances (including alcohol, drugs, prescription medication or nicotine); or the continued compulsive participation in an activity or behaviour (such as gambling, video-gaming, or sex) …

Empty nest syndrome and substance misuse

24/08/2023 | category: News

The school holidays are finally coming to an end. We hear a collective sigh of relief from those physically, mentally, and financially drained parents who are looking forward to handing their bundles of joy back into the care of the …

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