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Prescriptions for Antipsychotics rise.

A report in the i paper yesterday by Paul Gallagher, Health Correspondent said that prescriptions are rising much faster than rates of psychosis. England has had a modest rise in psychotic symptoms in recent years while antipsychotic medication use doubled over a seven-year period according to a study by researchers at UCL and City, University

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Coronavirus

TIME TO TALK DAY!

https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/resources/ THURSDAY 4TH FEBRUARY We want to get everyone talking about mental health this Time to Talk Day This year’s focus is on the power of small, because however you have a conversation about mental health – whether it’s a quick text to a friend, a virtual coffee morning with colleagues, or a socially distanced

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Coronavirus

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

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

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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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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