Category Archives for "Mental Health"

Nov 02

Is Resilience All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

By Terry Streather | Mental Health

Resilience: Probably becoming one of my least favourite words. Not for what it is, but for how it is understood.Say the word and images of SAS soldiers charging up mountains and enduring unspeakable hardship spring to mind. Hero’s battling and triumphing against insurmountable odds. Grit. Gumption. The right stuff. Anything less is “weakness”.It’s ingrained in our […]

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Oct 13

Fit Note or Sick Note?

By Terry Streather | Mental Health

A “Fit Note” is a record of advice from your Doctor. But I wonder how many are used as they are actually intended? Are they really just Sick Notes by another name?” Doctor, I’m stressed…”Have you had trouble sleeping and concentrating?”Uh huh..”Passing water more than usual?”Not really”Difficulty in switching off and relaxing?”Uh huh…”You are stressed. […]

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Aug 21

Living to Work or Working to Live?

By Terry Streather | Mental Health

Ever heard the japanese word “karoshi”? No, you can’t eat it or get a black belt in it… It translates as: “Overwork Death”. Yep, the Japanese have a phrase for people who literally work themselves to death, and it’s a huge cultural problem. But closer to home… It’s lunchtime and Dave grabs a quick sandwich at […]

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