Category Archives for "Mental Health"

The Sleep Resolution

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Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Do you see what I did there? Among the many New Year’s promises I’ve indulged in over the years, this is my most favourite…  Sleep more!  In a busy world where performance and the ability to make good decisions is prioritised, we do a great job of sabotaging our own success by not sleeping enough. And it’s […]

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It Needn’t Be Lonely This Christmas

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Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Back in 1974, British glam rock band Mud topped the UK singles chart with the now-perennial festive season song ‘Lonely This Christmas’. They sold over 750,000 copies and stayed in the No.1 slot for four weeks over the Christmas period. I don’t know if the glam rockers in Mud ever experienced loneliness. Like […]

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I’ll Drink To That, Or Maybe Not…

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Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Common mental disorders like anxiety and depression affect 1 in 5 women and 1 in 8 men. It may be tempting therefore to suggest that men are just tougher- women more fragile and delicate. Problem is, it’s over simplistic, not true and more than a little offensive. You see those stats only present half […]

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Have You Got His Back?

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Last year 4382 men took their own lives in the UK. That’s around 12 a day, right here in the United Kingdom.   It remains the biggest killer of men aged between 15 and 35 in this country, and takes more of our men than road traffic accidents or any other illness. Women are far from immune, but year on year around 75% […]

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Does Hi-Tech Cause Hi-Stress?

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Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Yes it can. That’s my view. But I should elaborate: yes, I believe it can if we forget that we are in control. But are we really? That’s the ‘stressful’ crux. Yes, in principle we are in control as we can always choose to ignore technology or turn our gadgets off. You know, that […]

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Mental Health And Our Children

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Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Ah, something very close to my heart, literally. Children. Especially my children. As a dad, I’m delighted to see that this year’s World Mental Health Day is putting kids centre-stage. The awareness day is entitled: ‘Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World.’ Like any parent, I have concerns about my children growing […]

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