mental health

The Amber Foundation: Offering Homes And Hope To Disadvantaged Young People

The Amber Foundation works with homeless and unemployed young people in Devon, Wiltshire, and Surrey, housing up to ninety 16-30 year olds across their three supported living centres. The young people come from a wide area around each centre. For example, at the Ashley Court centre in Devon, staff welcome individuals from across the South …

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Breaking Down Barriers To Healthcare And COVID Vaccinations

The Women’s Centre Cornwall (TWCC) has supported a flagship multi-agency vaccination day at the Minorca Lane site in Bugle, St Austell, which for many years has had a ‘no go area’ reputation. Project Aims The multi-agency approach meant that many people with no previous access to health services were not only offered their COVID vaccinations, …

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Changing Minds: A Student’s Journey Through Drama In 2020

I have always wanted to help people, and have a passion for the Arts. During my A-levels, I was introduced to the concept of Drama Therapy; using theatre techniques to support and encourage mental health and wellbeing. Combining my two passions into one career seemed to be a perfect life choice. After completing my A-levels, …

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Paignton Chamber Secures Mental Health First Aid Training For CentrePeace

CentrePeace is a drop-in community support centre located in the heart of Paignton. A not for profit, volunteer-led initiative, CentrePeace aims to bring together the wealth of human resources available in the town for the benefit of the local community. In early 2020, CentrePeace was in need of some kind, courteous, and compassionate volunteers to …

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A First Hand Experience Of Living With Anxiety And Panic Attacks

I’ve lived with anxiety and panic disorder for pretty much as long as I can remember, and it’s become a big part of my life. I don’t usually tell people that I’ve got it – partly because there’s still some stigma attached, but largely because unless something major happens, I feel I should be able …

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Get Yourself Winter-Ready: The Importance Of Nutrition And Lifestyle

Employee wellbeing is rapidly becoming known as one of the building blocks for running an effective business. Studies show that a healthy workforce is more motivated, focused, and dedicated to the company’s goals, while performing better overall (Mind, 2013). A study by Workwell FTSE (2013), showed that FTSE 100 companies which prioritised employee health and …

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COVID-19 Pandemic: From Physical Health To Mental Health Crisis, The 2nd Wave That Will Affect Us All!

As things start to settle down, with the peak of COVID-19 hopefully now behind us, people are starting to return to some sense of ‘normality’ in their day to day lives. I think we all recognise that things will never be the same again after this pandemic, which has affected everyone, through loss of loved …

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Neurodiversity In The Workplace: Valuing Individuality and Nurturing Skills

‘Neurodiversity’ is a frequently used term. However, while many employers are aware they should make reasonable adjustments for those with physical disabilities and mobility issues, there is often less support for neurodiverse individuals – commonly due to a lack of understanding, experience, and/or basic training. This article will inform you of the benefits of hiring …

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