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Therapies

Therapies It’s often clear to me that a lot of people have no idea between different Psychological therapies and it shouldn’t be this way. It’s like chosing your grocery shopping – if you don’t know what an item is, you’re not going…
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Nurse

My day to day job….what do I do? Dish out medication?  Talk to Doctors?  Run around? Well, something I want to try and debunk with knowledge and information is some of the taboo that is connected to mental health and how to access…
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Find Your Daily Happy - Even In Nursing

So I hashtag nursing all the time….why? Because it is a tough job that has little reward and I kind of want people to know that I am working really hard! Both in nursing but also building a business in fitness/health. I also want to try…
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Mental Health Emergency

You may see in the street someone looking very unwell, paranoid, distressed, preoccupied or expressing worrying signs of mental disturbance – as if they want to hurt themselves or others. You may have seen it and I think it’s important that…
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Anxiety

Oxford Dictionary – ‘A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.  Similar to my writing on depression – anxiety is one word that describes many feelings and experiences. As a mental health…
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Depre-shhhh-ion

My view on depression is that it is one word that can mean many different things for different people. I do get frustrated by fly away comments that you may hear - such as….’How depressing! There are no matcha lattes anywhere?!’ I mean…
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Mental Health

The World Health Organisation (2014 online) depicts mental health clearly as ‘A state of well being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully,…
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Fitness is Therapy - Read with Caution

Ok – I’m going straight in with the negative.  First point.  Fitness is not therapy. I’m starting to see this message being posted across social media and it worries me.  I have spent 10 years working in mental health with incredibly…
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PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder -  ‘a psychological condition, characterized by anxiety, withdrawal, and a proneness to physical illness, that may follow a traumatic experience’ (Oxford dictionary.) PTSD was initially identified…