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Person-centred Care, not just for Health & Social Care

Posted by on 11 Oct, 2021 in Mental Health | Comments Off on Person-centred Care, not just for Health & Social Care

Person-centred Care, not just for Health & Social Care

Person-centred care is often a term referred to in health and social care. It is a difficult term to pin down because there are various definitions and what it looks like for one will look different for the next. The Health Foundation defines four principles of person-centred care Personalised care Coordinated care Enabling care With a thread of dignity, compassion, and respect through all. Now I think it is fair to say that health and social care are no longer viewed as the sole guardians of health care in our society. The growth in...

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

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 in this book. You do not need divine intervention,...

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The challenges for Autistic people at Work, by Jane McNeice

Posted by on 25 Aug, 2021 in Mental Health | Comments Off on The challenges for Autistic people at Work, by Jane McNeice

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 neurotypical environments. Neurotypical is the term...

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

Posted by on 12 Aug, 2021 in Mental Health | Comments Off on To Open Plan, or Not to Open Plan? by Jane McNeice

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 environment. The issue with this is any of the...

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Flower 125 Health Programme

Posted by on 26 Jul, 2021 in Mental Health | Comments Off on Flower 125 Health Programme

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, online environment on Zoom A resource pack...

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Why are People Rude? by Jane McNeice

Posted by on 13 Jul, 2021 in Mental Health | Comments Off on Why are People Rude? by Jane McNeice

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 interpret the behaviour, and it’s important to...

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The day I stopped Searching… by Jane McNeice

Posted by on 7 Jul, 2021 in Mental Health | Comments Off on The day I stopped Searching… by Jane McNeice

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 in the Awesome, I just need to. To those who I...

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How I Drastically Reduced Social Anxiety And Negative Thoughts Through Mindfulness, by Mike Wilhelm

Posted by on 6 Jul, 2021 in Mental Health | Comments Off on How I Drastically Reduced Social Anxiety And Negative Thoughts Through Mindfulness, by Mike Wilhelm

How I Drastically Reduced Social Anxiety And Negative Thoughts Through Mindfulness, by Mike Wilhelm

In this post, I am going to give you the painstaking details on how I managed to reduce social anxiety and negative thoughts in a very short period of time. As you might know, negative emotions such as shame and anxiety, and negative thoughts such as ‘’I’m not smart enough”, or “I’m not good-looking enough”, can have a significant impact on your life. While the conventional tricks (such as exercising more, eating healthy and congratulating yourself on small achievements) can often provide some relief, it usually doesn’t tackle the problem at...

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Creating Value not Presenteeism, by Jane McNeice

Posted by on 17 May, 2021 in Mental Health | Comments Off on Creating Value not Presenteeism, by Jane McNeice

Creating Value not Presenteeism, by Jane McNeice

With the significant increase last year in levels of home working, we might be mistaken in thinking that the wellbeing of the working population has improved alongside the greater flexibility afforded to many. Unfortunately, research, some of which has been undertaken by The Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and other leading bodies, illustrates otherwise.   Presenteeism, a work-related phenomenon, reveals itself in employees working additional hours and extra endeavours to demonstrate they are present (albeit physically...

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Autism: A Journey to being Whole, by Laura

Posted by on 5 May, 2021 in Mental Health | Comments Off on Autism: A Journey to being Whole, by Laura

Autism: A Journey to being Whole, by Laura

When I look back over the challenges I’ve faced throughout my life, I quickly realise that lots of these were heightened due to not growing up in an ‘Autism-ready’ world and that many could have been managed much better, had the signs been identified and appropriate support been offered. Prior to recognising and learning many signs of Autism, my family and I never had the answers as to why I was always “rude” as a child (I would repeatedly call “Mum, Mum, Mum”, whilst my mum would be speaking to others, and even now, I struggle to identify...

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