Day: 14 September 2021

Scrapbooking, art, depression, and anxiety: how creativity can aid mindfulness

https://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/blog/awareness/scrapbooking-art-depression-and-anxiety-how-creativity-can-aid-mindfulness If you struggle with yoga, meditation or even taking slow nature walks some simple arts and crafts could be your key to mindfulness and calm. This is a very interesting, inspirational and useful article with lots of ideas to get you started and the evidence behind ‘self-art’ as therapy.

Are you registered with Carer Support Dorset? Lots of help and support available for your mental health

Virtual Cuppa on Wednesday 15 September, 10am-11am. Informal chat with guest speaker from Wiseability on employer engagement support. Rethink Mental Health Workshop – Dealing with Stress and Feelings on Wednesday 22 September, 10am-11am. A session on how to cope with caring and managing your stress and emotions in your everyday life. Joint monthly Drop-In session with Rethink Mental Illness on Wednesday …

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The Suicide Prevention Pocket Guidebook

“The Suicide Prevention Pocket Guidebook: How To Support Someone Who Is Feeling Suicidal” is on sale from 2nd September. It’s been written by the Founder and CEO of the charity Suicide Crisis, Joy Hibbins. The charity’s Suicide Crisis Centre has attracted international attention, see more here.  The book is full of strategies to help you support someone …

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Veterans Mental Health Services to Receive an Extra £2.7m

This month the Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid announced an expansion of services to support veterans experiencing complex mental and/or physical trauma or related alcohol and substance misuse issues. For a more detailed story see: https://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/news/workplace-mental-health/veterans-mental-health-services-to-receive-an-extra-27m Op COURAGE the Veterans’ Mental Health and Wellbeing Service will receive a mental health support package of £2.7m, …

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