Category Archives for "Mental Health"

Self Harm: All Just Attention Seeking?

Mental Health

​”Self harm is all about attention seeking, they want people to think they are going to kill themselves””It’s something that teenagers do to make themselves seem terribly interesting and troubled.”On all accounts: wrong. Have you ever needed a wee so badly it hurt? I’m talking leg crossing, bouncing up and down gritting your teeth badly?Do you […]

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“We Are All A Bit OCD…Aren’t We?”

Mental Health , oakwood

“Pop quiz hot shot…”Remember the movie with a bomb on a bus, set to explode if it travels less than 50mph? And remember the desperate lengths our hero was prepared to go to save those poor innocent passengers (and everyone else)? Truly moving, gripping film making…no really. And what about the one where the man wakes […]

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Suicide… Nobody Saw It Coming?

Mental Health , oakwood

Suicide…Nobody saw it coming.A routine “Concern for Welfare” job that I would come to deal with on an almost weekly basis in my 15 years as a police officer. I remember this one all too well though because it was the first time I saw a dead body. Unfortunately it would not be the last. […]

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What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health

What is Mental Health First Aid?If you thought a colleague or service user was struggling with their mental health would you know what to do?Would you have the confidence to ask “Are You OK?” and would you know what to do if they said “No”? Click on the button to download our free PDF for […]

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