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World Mental Health Day 2019

Posted by K Clark on Thursday, October 10, 2019, In : Asking for Help 
Today is World Mental Health Day and the theme this year is suicide prevention.   According to the Samaritans, last year in the UK 6507 deaths by suicide last year. This marks a rise of 11% from previous years. Men are currently 3 times more likely to die as a result of suicide and this is highest amongst men aged between 45 - 49 years old. If you or anyone you know is having thoughts of harming themselves please make an urgent appointment with your GP and ask for help.  

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World Mental Health Day 2016: Emotional and Psychological First Aid

Posted by K Clark on Monday, October 10, 2016, In : Managing Stress 
Each year the  events for World Mental Health Day are focused around a different theme.  This year the theme is of Psychological First Aid (PFA) and hopes to raise awareness of the value of emotional and psychological supportive interventions during a traumatic event, such as a natural disaster or serious incident.  The aim of this approach was to reduce the impact of these events and therefore reduce the chances of people developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  

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World Mental Health Day 2015: Dignity and Mental Health

Posted by K Clark on Friday, October 9, 2015, In : Self Confidence 
The 10th of October is World Mental Health Day and theme for this years events is dignity.  Dignity is such an important topic within mental health and it is a really positive step that mental health organisations are choosing to focus on this aspect of mental health this year. Below are a few of the thoughts I have had around the subject of dignity and supporting someone with a mental health issue.

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World Mental Health Day 2014: Living With Schizophrenia

Posted by K Clark on Thursday, October 9, 2014, In : Asking for Help 

According to the Mental Health Foundation, Schizophrenia effects around 26 million people worldwide.  Schizophrenia is a condition that attracts a lot of confusion, fear and misunderstanding.  This years focus for World Mental Health Day is "Living with Schizophrenia" and the aim is to raise awareness of the condition and the people who live with this diagnosis.

Schizophrenia falls into the group of mental health conditions known as psychotic conditions.  This means that sufferers will usuall...

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Katherine Clark I am experienced mental health worker with 15 years experience working with young people and adults with enduring mental health needs. I have set up this blog to share some of the tips and skills I have learnt along the way. If you have any suggestions or particular questions you would like me to answer feel free to email me at [email protected]

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