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Frontline 19

Is a Free, Confidential and Independent emotional support service for frontline workers. This includes: Doctors Nurses Auxiliary staff Paramedics Ambulance drivers Midwives Social Workers Care Home Staff Firefighters Police Officers Teaching Staff See http://www.frontline19.com

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PSYCHOTIC DELUSIONS

A study by researchers at the University of Cambridge and King’s College London have found that problems in how the brain recognizes and processes new information is at the root of psychosis. This was reported in the Rethink Mental Illness publication Your Voice. The results describe how the neurotransmitter dopamine ‘tunes’ the brain to a

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Coronavirus
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SURVIVING CHRISTMAS

This is taken from a guide I wrote for the Peer Support Group a couple of years ago: Don’t put unreasonable pressure on yourself to be happy. If you do feel happy then acknowledge it. Seek out people who make you feel better (this year by phone or online) and avoid people who contribute to

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MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK

10th – 16th May 2021 The Mental Health Foundation have recently announced that the theme in 2021 will be: NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT Start publicising now for maximum knowledge of this important week.

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Coronavirus
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NATIONAL NEWS

There is a lot going on with the background of the pandemic highlighting the difficulties of mental health and the inadequacy and underfunding of services that are (and always have been) available for people affected. I try and highlight some of the national news on this website but if you want more then take a

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National News
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IT & VIDEO CALLING

For people who might need help Dorset Digital Champions are offering IT support over the phone. Anyone can call the Dorset Digital Hotline with an IT question on 01305 221000 weekdays (excluding Bank Holidays) from 10 am to 12 noon. A brilliant guide has been put together by Age UK on how to use many

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STRESS!

International Stress Awareness Week 2nd to 6th November The International Association for Stress Management. Promoting Stress Prevention and Wellbeng https://isma.org.uk/

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ADHD Awareness Month

Yes, a bit late to post this because it was October! But Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is such an important subject and one personal to me as I have a family member with ADHD. There are so many misconceptions about it and I would like to dispel just a few. It is very badly portrayed

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WELLCOME PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE

Mental health was the theme for the 2020 prize. You can see all the winners on http://wellcome.org/our-work/wellcome-photography-prize/2020. I particularly liked the winner of the Mental Health (single image) category see below: Holding on to Daddy Manchester, UK, 2018 Benji Reid suffers from long bouts of depression, and after a particularly difficult period he created this

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World Kindness Day

Friday 13th November “World Kindness Day is to highlight good deeds in the community focusing on the positive power and the common thread of kindness which binds us. Kindness is a fundamental part of the human condition which bridges the divides of race, religion, politics, gender and location” The theme in 2020 is Be the Change and

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