A new study carried out by the University of Oxford has revealed that a number of mental health problems could be linked to a lack of sleep.
New data which has been released following an NHS investigation has revealed that one in three sick notes handed out by GPs are for mental health problems. This means that mental health is now the most common reason for people to take time off work, ahead of musculoskeletal diseases.
Figures which were released last month from the mental health charity, Mind have revealed that men are twice as likely to have nobody to rely on for emotional support compared to women.
Despite one in four of us experiencing a mental health problem each year, millions of people in the UK are still too scared to speak to their GP about it.
The results of a new study led experts to warn that workaholics are more prone to suffering from psychiatric disorders including ADHD, OCD, anxiety and depression.
The theme for Mental Health Awareness Week this year is relationships. The Mental Health Foundation has chosen this topic in order to raise awareness to the general public about just how important relationships are for people’s mental health.
Addiction is a very complicated subject and it’s something that scientists and psychologists are still trying to understand. What can be said is this: addiction does not discriminate – it can affect people of all ages, intelligence levels and backgrounds.
Despite the difficulty in ascribing exactly what makes some people more prone to addiction than others, countless studies have found that a combination of factors can play a part. Family background, environment, genetics, stress and personality traits can all make someone more likely to try drugs or alcohol in the first place, which makes them more likely to go on to develop an addiction.
Mental Health Awareness Week will be taking place from the 16th - 22nd May 2016. This year, the theme is relationships and their impact on our wellbeing.
Experts and commentators strongly believe that relationships with loved ones are closely linked to mental health. It is because of this Mental Health Awareness Week wants to encourage people to place a greater emphasis on the quality of their relationships.
For 2016, the Invictus Games have placed a big emphasis on mental illness.
Taking place in Orlando, Florida from the 8th until the 12th of May, Prince Harry has actively spoken out about his hopes that the games may inspire those who have been affected by mental health conditions to seek help.
This past Mother’s Day was an occasion for mums to enjoy and celebrate. Whether it’s a time to be pampered, spoilt or receive a simple ‘thank-you’, Mother’s Day is a welcome reminder to mothers about how much they’re appreciated.
What is art therapy used for?
Art therapies can be helpful when treating or learning to cope with all kinds of mental health conditions from anxiety and depression to addictions and eating disorders. They are generally used in addition to other treatment methods such as medication or counselling sessions.
Art therapy has been shown to be particularly helpful amongst those who feel distanced from their feelings or who find it too upsetting to talk about painful experiences.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and even though shops and restaurants are doing everything they can to promote this celebration of love, for many of us it may go by with little or even no effort.
We may send a card or flowers but often through a sense of obligation rather than real romance. Is Valentine’s Day simply an old tradition that’s dying out or is modern day living desensitising us to love?
BBC Surrey has reported that half of care homes in Surrey needed improvement or were inadequate. Reports from the CQC show Life Works is the only Surrey based care home to receive the top rating of outstanding in the past 6 months.