Lack of sleep could contribute to mental health problems

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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.

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Mental health now responsible for one in three sick notes

Mental health now responsible for one in three sick notes

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.

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The UK’s mental health

The UK’s mental health

The 10th of October 2017 marks World Mental Health Day. This day raises awareness about mental health issues and encourages anyone who thinks they might have a problem to come forward and speak to someone about it.

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Why being too hard on ourselves is bad for our mental health

Why being too hard on ourselves is bad for our mental health

Do you accept small errors or do you beat yourself up about them?

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Men are twice as likely as women to have nobody to talk to

Men are twice as likely as women to have nobody to talk to

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.

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Addictions and the Internet

Addictions and the Internet

Nearly 3.5 billion people around the world are now online, the average person checks their phone 85 times a day and, in total, we spend just shy of three hours on the Internet every single day.

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Why are people still afraid to get help for mental health issues?

Why are people still afraid to get help for mental health issues?

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.

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Are workaholics putting themselves at risk of mental health disorders?

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.

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How to improve your relationships with others

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.

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Why are some people more prone to addiction?

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.

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2016

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.

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Invictus Games hope to inspire those affected by mental illness

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.

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The importance of a good work life balance

Research carried out by the mental health charity Mind has found that work causes the most stress in people’s lives.

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Inside Life Works – Addiction & Mental Health Treatment Centre

This short video offers an exclusive insight into the range of mental health and addiction treatments available at Life Works in Woking, which is part of the Priory Group and the facility itself.

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Why is self-harm on the rise amongst teenagers?

The 1st March 2016 marked Self-Injury Awareness Day. For nearly two decades it has raised awareness about the effects of self-harm and has been a significant factor in bringing it into the public consciousness.

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What you need to know about postnatal depression

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.

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Can art therapy really help to improve our mental health?

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.

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Is modern day living desensitising our feelings about love?

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?

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Life Works Is The Only Outstanding Care Home in Surrey According to the CQC

Life Works CommunityBBC 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.

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Inspiring pictures of the week

This weeks inspiring pictures.
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