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MAY 17/2016

Our top mental health awareness quotes

For Mental Health Awareness Week this year, we are sharing our top quotes.

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MAY 16/2016

How to maintain mental health in the workplace

Work makes up a significant proportion of our lives. For many, it is a key source of stresses and successes, meaning it has the power to challenge us not only mentally and physically, but also emotionally. It is little surprise then, that work - and the workplace itself - can have a big impact on our mental health. This is especially the case in high-pressure roles like healthcare, where day-to-day situations are routinely emotionally challenging.

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MAY 16/2016

How relationships promote good mental health

Like eating well and getting plenty of exercise, relationships are one of the foundations of good mental health. Find out more about the impact they can have.

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MAY 16/2016

Mental Health Awareness Week: the story

Taking place each May, Mental Health Awareness Week is run by the Mental Health Foundation. This year's theme is relationships, and the vital role they play in maintaining mental wellbeing. Find out more about the history of Mental Health Awareness Week.

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MAY 13/2016

Top tips for caring for a person with dementia

There are approximately 700,000 informal carers taking care of their loved ones. Alzheimer’s Research UK has estimated that by 2017 there won’t be enough informal carers to look after older people who need care. Here are some top tips for care workers who help people with dementia live independently in their own homes.

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MAR 08/2016

Share your #HealthcareHeroes stories

Share your #HealthcareHeroes stories to recognise your family member, friend or colleague and win a spa day for two. 

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OCT 18/2015

What are NHS staffing frameworks?

With the recent announcement from the Department of Health (DoH) introducing a ban on NHS trusts using ‘non-framework’ agencies, our latest blog explains what frameworks are and why they are used.

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OCT 10/2015

Mental Health in Society Today

Our attitude to mental illness has improved significantly in recent years, but there is still much to be done.

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OCT 09/2015

Mental health in the media

Mass media is society's biggest source of information on mental health. We consider how mental illness is portrayed by the media.

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OCT 08/2015

Infographic. Some of the facts surrounding mental health

Mental health – what is it? How common is it? What can be classed as a mental health disorder? What symptoms can cause mental health issues?  How does it affect health care providers?

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