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“OPEN” – New Mental Health Foundation Project

What is OPEN? “OPEN is a diverse online community of people whose opinions and experience inform what the Mental Health Foundation does. We want to make sure that our work is truly relevant to people’s lives, and the only way to do that is to work with you to find out about your experiences. So sign up today! Joining

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Coronavirus

STRESS AWARENESS MONTH

https://www.stress.org.uk/national-stress-awareness-month APRIL IS STRESS AWARENESS MONTH The Stress Management Society has lots of information and resources. The Theme this year is: ‘Regaining Connectivity, Certainty and Control’. … The research identified that 65% of people in the UK have felt more stressed since the COVID-19 restrictions began in March 2020. Lots of other organisations provide help and information as well

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Events for Carers

From Carer Support Dorset Newsletter You must register as a carer with them to take advantage of these resources and activities. Dorset Council Occupational Therapy (OT) training session – Wednesday 28th April and Wednesday 5 May, 11am-12noonAn exciting session hosted by Dorset Council’s Occupational Therapy service just for Carer Support Dorset registered carers, covering the following

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MENTAL HEALTH SCIENCE SUMMIT

MQ Mental Health Science Summit – 12th & 13th May Early-bird tickets now on sale Now in its seventh year, the MQ Summit is one of the largest international meetings dedicated solely to mental health science – promoting multi-disciplinary collaboration and bringing together experts from around the world to tackle the biggest challenges in mental health. 

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Coronavirus

Covid Social Study – sleep

I have been participating in this study run by University College London or many months now, which involves filling out a questionnaire every month or so. Some interesting results are now emerging for instance: “Quality of sleep has deteriorated by 39% over the past year. In March 2020, 13% of people were getting ‘very good’

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PTSD UK ART COMPETITION

A competition to find powerrul and empowering art for a new book has been launched by PTSD UK which will help support people with PTSD. “We know how beneficial creating art can be for people with PTSD – whether it’s a poem, sculpture, photography, painting, illustration, doodle, or haiku; art therapy can help individuals find

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Government Announces £500 million to expand mental health services

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/mental-health-recovery-plan-backed-by-500-million £111 million for expansion, education and training of the mental health workforce. £38 million for NHS talking therapies, IAPT services such as Steps to Wellbeing. £103 million for programmes which tackle the impact of Covid-19 on Mental Health Servies. £15 million to fund initiatives which will promote positive mental health across England. We wait

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WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS WEEK

29TH MARCH – 4TH APRIL https://www.autism.org.uk/get-involved/raise-money/world-autism-awareness-week Have a look at the website for social media downloads, quizzes and challenges. How to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day – on 2nd April: World Autism Awareness Day is often celebrated with a whole load of events and conferences. These are often informational and educational for teachers, parents and

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RC PSYCH Future Archives

COMPETITION The closing date is 30 April 2021. To celebrate its 180 year anniversary The Royal College of Psychiatrists are creating an archive charting how mental healthcare is delivered and experienced today, and they want to hear from PROFESSIONALS including psychiatrists, medical students, GPs, nurses, campaigners, psychologists, occupational therapists, AMHP and PATIENTS and CARERS or if

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