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The Bowen Technique & your Mental Health, By Debbie Guest

Posted by on 23 May, 2019 in Mental Health, Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Bowen Technique & your Mental Health, By Debbie Guest

The Bowen Technique & your Mental Health, By Debbie Guest

I’m not going to say numbers or quote statistics. You can seek and discover these for yourself and all the figures are different. No one is a number. I can say feeling wound up and stressed is a common symptom in life; low mood, sleep problems and anxiety are others. What I will say, is that the Bowen Technique can help to achieve and maintain balance within you. Not just the physical balance within your body, Bowen Therapy is incredibly beneficial for emotional relaxation. It’s a great supporting tool that can help relieve stress, low mood,...

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Recognising our Strengths, By Jane McNeice

Posted by on 28 Mar, 2019 in Mental Health | Comments Off on Recognising our Strengths, By Jane McNeice

Recognising our Strengths, By Jane McNeice

When Mind Matters attended the recent Health & Wellbeing at Work Conference in Birmingham we met some really interesting people offering a variety of services to support businesses and individuals. One of the little gems we came across was a company called Work Positive who have created a product to help people to identify and recognise their strengths and to identify these in others. For those of us who have experienced poor mental health, or supported others experiencing mental health difficulties, there are certainly times when...

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Suicide is Not a Dirty Word, By Vicki Foulds-Duncan

Posted by on 26 Mar, 2019 in Mental Health | Comments Off on Suicide is Not a Dirty Word, By Vicki Foulds-Duncan

Suicide is Not a Dirty Word, By Vicki Foulds-Duncan

Suicide. There. I said it. Yet, despite the fact that more than 6000 people across the UK and ROI die by suicide every year, so many of us don’t. This morning, as I sat with a cup of tea reading the local news, I came across sadly familiar phrases in a news article: “fallen from a railway bridge”; “no suspicious circumstances”; “if you are affected by the issues in this story, call Samaritans on 116 123”. I initially felt incredibly sad for the gentleman who died, his family and friends, the train driver and any other witnesses, and the...

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Health & Wellbeing at Work 2019, By Jane McNeice

Posted by on 7 Mar, 2019 in Mental Health | Comments Off on Health & Wellbeing at Work 2019, By Jane McNeice

Health & Wellbeing at Work 2019, By Jane McNeice

Having attended the Health & Wellbeing at Work event at Birmingham NEC since my first visit in 2009, I’ve watched it evolve from its early pre-recession days and pre-mental health ‘wake-up’ to what I’ve experienced this week at the 13th annual event. During the last 13 years I’ve mostly attended as a delegate, exhibiting once with a previous company, and this year for the first time with my own training company Mind Matters. Me, and one of my Associate Trainers Gemma Davies brought along some information about our Mental Health First Aid...

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Managing Wellness, By Jane McNeice

Posted by on 11 Feb, 2019 in Mental Health | Comments Off on Managing Wellness, By Jane McNeice

Managing Wellness, By Jane McNeice

Some of my followers will be aware that I have life long experience of managing Generalised Anxiety Disorder, of the high functioning type. It’s a significant part of my frame of reference and something I’ve shared openly in my blog and training courses. My family tree has a significant pattern of mixed anxiety and depression and of varying degrees in severity, so as to causes I suspect these relate to genetic pre-disposition, personality type, and environmental factors – biopsychosocial influences if you will. As someone who has been...

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It’s important to Talk, but even more important to Listen, By Jane McNeice

Posted by on 6 Feb, 2019 in Mental Health | Comments Off on It’s important to Talk, but even more important to Listen, By Jane McNeice

It’s important to Talk, but even more important to Listen, By Jane McNeice

Time to Talk day is a great opportunity to encourage the nation to be more open about mental health. We all have mental health, and from time to time we may all need support if our mental health isn’t as good as we’d like it to be. The first step in getting that support when we need it is to be able to reach out, express how we feel, and to express our need for support. But our reaching out needs to be heard. Time to Talk day is about sharing, talking, expressing thoughts, feelings, needs, but it’s so critically about listening – listening...

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The Benefits of Walking in Nature

Posted by on 28 Nov, 2018 in Mental Health | Comments Off on The Benefits of Walking in Nature

The Benefits of Walking in Nature

The benefits of walking in nature can be felt for up to 7 hours afterwards… You’ve probably had that feeling of needing to get out into nature when things get a bit much. Or is that just me? There are many ways in which it can help with your emotional, mental and physical health. It helps you to focus on the positives of your life. Some studies show that it can affect our ‘broodiness’ state. Not the one where we’d like to produce mini me’s, but the mood which has us dwelling on the same unhelpful thoughts....

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DLG supports Mental Health First Aider Training

Posted by on 30 Oct, 2018 in Mental Health | Comments Off on DLG supports Mental Health First Aider Training

DLG supports Mental Health First Aider Training

Direct Line Group has trained more than 100 of their workforce, across a variety of locations as Mental Health First Aiders within their business, as they aim to have a mental health first aider on every floor, at every site in the UK. All the First Aiders have completed the two day Adult training course, equipping them to support colleagues in the workplace, and providing them with valuable life skills for their personal lives also. Mind Matters has provided some of the training for these First Aiders, and was delighted to be invited to...

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Small Businesses – FSB Guide to Wellbeing

Posted by on 24 Oct, 2018 in Mental Health | Comments Off on Small Businesses – FSB Guide to Wellbeing

Small Businesses – FSB Guide to Wellbeing

Mind Matters is a relatively new company, a small business based in South Yorkshire, with some big reasons for the doing the work that we do. We are a small team that work very hard to make a positive difference to people and businesses through our Mental Health Training courses. Like many small businesses, we face small business challenges such as capacity, cash flow, marketing on a budget, and various other considerations.  This means we can often relate to our small business customers, because we too are faced with similar challenges that...

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Who Helps the Helpers? By Jane McNeice

Posted by on 27 Sep, 2018 in Mental Health | Comments Off on Who Helps the Helpers? By Jane McNeice

Who Helps the Helpers? By Jane McNeice

As I’m sure is the case for a lot of our readers, we all come across various written quotes and affirmations, particularly in social media nowadays, and many of these largely pass us by, but then every so often there’s one that just captures us. In my own experience it can sometimes be even more than that, I feel completely moved, life changed by the shift in thinking that the quote creates for me. Sometimes I can relate to why, other times I don’t have this awareness, or at least not on a conscious level. One quote I’d like to share with you...

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