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A Book to Save Lives; a book we should ALL read! By Jane McNeice

Posted by on 15 Sep, 2021 in Mental Health |

A Book to Save Lives; a book we should ALL read! By Jane McNeice

If I was having suicidal thoughts, this is a book that I really hope the person supporting me has read. If so, they will be well equipped to save me, or at the very least, keep me safe until a professional can help me. Joy Hibbins does not hold herself, or her suicide crisis centre, to a ‘zero suicide’ standard, but nevertheless, her service has achieved it… Let that thought sink in for a second… Yes, ZERO suicides. Joy knows the proven tools to save lives. She shares those...

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The challenges for Autistic people at Work, by Jane McNeice

Posted by on 25 Aug, 2021 in Mental Health |

The challenges for Autistic people at Work, by Jane McNeice

Most adults will consider themselves extremely lucky if they successfully traverse their working lives without ever encountering a time when they don’t feel supported, under too many demands, or other challenges.  Anyone who faces these issues often feels stressed, and some develop related health conditions – mental, physical, or both. For Autistic adults, the likelihood is greater still. Some Autistic adults might find it incredibly difficult to sustain gainful employment in...

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To Open Plan, or Not to Open Plan? by Jane McNeice

Posted by on 12 Aug, 2021 in Mental Health |

To Open Plan, or Not to Open Plan? by Jane McNeice

The case for and against open plan offices continues to be debated and I truly feel the reason for this is because we believe it must be one or the other, and in some way, one will win out. What is more unusual is that we expect the black or white outcome. Why would we? Human beings are all different. I could find you one person who will make a very convincing case for open plan workspace and the benefits of this, and I can find you another who could make an equally good case for a more closed...

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Flower 125 Health Programme

Posted by on 26 Jul, 2021 in Mental Health |

Flower 125 Health Programme

Do you work with children between the ages of 7-16? Mind Matters is partnering with Flower 125 Health CIC to bring you the Flower 125 Health Programme an innovative evidence based mental health training for staff who work with young people. Flower 125 is an interactive, action-based programme and the training involves: Three x 3 hour online sessions (including a comfort break) Refresher session after or during first delivery 1:1 sessions for each participant Peer supervision groups A secure,...

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Why are People Rude? by Jane McNeice

Posted by on 13 Jul, 2021 in Mental Health |

Why are People Rude? by Jane McNeice

Definitions of rude centre around behaviours that are not regarded as acceptable, pleasant, or are ill-mannered. Given global and cultural differences, some of this can be defined as what is acceptable within the culture in which we reside. Outside of what we accept in our culture, we regard as rude. There are a few other considerations in this picture. It isn’t just in the delivery, i.e. the person being rude to us, it is also about how we are feeling at the time and how we have chosen to...

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The day I stopped Searching… by Jane McNeice

Posted by on 7 Jul, 2021 in Mental Health |

The day I stopped Searching… by Jane McNeice

On 3rd October I’m running the ‘virtual’ London Marathon for the National Autistic Society and today is my ‘Coming Out’ day… On 22nd June 2021 I was diagnosed Autistic after 45 years of searching for answers to unfathomable questions and being mis-diagnosed for years with Anxiety disorders. I AM anxious, all of the time in fact, but that’s because I am Autistic not because I am mentally ill per se. Today I am owning My Autism, and the Awesome that it also provides . I don’t need you to believe...

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