Mental Health Training

Posts by Jane McNeice

Prioritising Mental Health Throughout the Journey of Life, by Millie Fully

Posted by on 21 Jun, 2024 in Mental Health |

Prioritising Mental Health Throughout the Journey of Life, by Millie Fully

The NHS has recently appointed a director for mental health and neurodiversity, proving that wellbeing concerns are finally receiving the acknowledgement they deserve. It signifies a step in the right direction of mental health being a top priority during all phases of life. Mental health has no age Poor mental health can affect anyone, at any age. It changes how we manage, and our relationships with other people. Identifying the signs  We must educate ourselves on spotting the signs of poor...

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Autistic People ‘Canaries in the coal mine’?

Posted by on 9 May, 2024 in Mental Health, Uncategorized |

Autistic People ‘Canaries in the coal mine’?

In the last few weeks, I have heard and read several references to Autistic people being the ‘canaries in the coal mine’, the analogy being that we are the first to identify danger and threat, succumb to it, and are a warning sign to others before they too experience it. As I so often do, I rolled this thinking around in my brain, reflected and ruminated on it, and questioned whether it had any substance. My instincts were telling me it wasn’t wrong, the very instincts that were being alluded...

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Increase Awareness About Mental Illness This Mental Health Awareness Week (13th-19th May)

Posted by on 9 May, 2024 in Mental Health |

Increase Awareness About Mental Illness This Mental Health Awareness Week (13th-19th May)

Millions of UK adults and young people have experienced or are currently experiencing the debilitating effects of a mental health disorder. In virtually every instance, individuals struggling with these conditions can recover and enjoy a substantially better life. Here Lee Hawker-Lecesne MBPsS, Clinical Director at The Cabin, Asia’s premier rehabilitation center with over 50 years of clinical expertise, looks at how important awareness of the high incidence of mental health problems is...

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Austerity: Why mental health training should remain a priority, especially in times of hardship. By Jane McNeice

Posted by on 30 Apr, 2024 in Mental Health |

Austerity: Why mental health training should remain a priority, especially in times of hardship. By Jane McNeice

I reall the recession of 2008-9 and my attempts to convince senior management teams that mental health training should be a top priority. This sat alongside efforts to influence General Practitioners and other health care practitioners to discuss return to work with their patients as part of mental health recovery and because work is extremely protective for our health. This was at a time when businesses were facing financial hardship, and their worries centred around preserving funds to pay...

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Time: As a matter of urgency… By Jane McNeice

Posted by on 29 Apr, 2024 in Mental Health |

Time: As a matter of urgency… By Jane McNeice

“I can’t believe we are in May already!” I have heard myself say the same phrase each and every month since January. I’ve heard others iterate it too. Yet it is not the case that each week, month, or year has less time in it, so why the feeling that time is slipping away so quickly? I think many of us relate to the sense that time was slower when we were children, and as each year passes, it gets faster. I can vividly recall the year of 1981 when I was six years old, and we had the six weeks...

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