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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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Suicide First Aid Launch, By Jane McNeice

Posted by on 26 Sep, 2018 in Mental Health | Comments Off on Suicide First Aid Launch, By Jane McNeice

Suicide First Aid Launch, By Jane McNeice

Mind Matters was delighted to attend the Launch of Suicide First Aid at The Oval in London today (26th September). The new course has been produced by the National Centre for Suicide Prevention Training UK and provides delegates with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to prevent suicide. This course is slightly different to the ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills) Training that Mind Matters currently offers. SFA is a one day course, but also comes with accreditation at Level 4 from City & Guilds, following completion of an...

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Effective Therapy, By Hugh Macnab

Posted by on 9 Sep, 2018 in Mental Health | Comments Off on Effective Therapy, By Hugh Macnab

Effective Therapy, By Hugh Macnab

Effective therapy I probably seems obvious, but therapists only see people who will go to see them. That means that they are working with people who are already suffering from some form of distress – in other words, helpful as they may be at fixing the problem, they become involved only when itʼs already too late. Perhaps more people would seek help if therapy could be available when it was really needed – when the conditions which are causing the distress are active and the individual is struggling to cope – not later,...

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Social Media & Mental Health, By Jane McNeice

Posted by on 2 Sep, 2018 in Mental Health | Comments Off on Social Media & Mental Health, By Jane McNeice

Social Media & Mental Health, By Jane McNeice

“Social media! Social media is the cause of their mental health problems.” A phrase I hear so frequently when I deliver mental health training, particularly when I deliver Youth MHFA courses. Few delegates tend to challenge the statement, most in agreement. This generates lots of thought for me. Firstly, is social media really the cause of mental ill health? And secondly, if it has any influence whatsoever, what is it about social media that is so bad? The world is changing, fast. One of the most significant changes in the last few decades...

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How to Improve Your Mood: 3 Simple Habits, By Sully Ali

Posted by on 24 May, 2018 in Mental Health | Comments Off on How to Improve Your Mood: 3 Simple Habits, By Sully Ali

How to Improve Your Mood: 3 Simple Habits, By Sully Ali

How to Improve Your Mood Right Now: 3 Simple Habits I sometimes write about how a good start to your day often leads to having a good day in general. A social, an energetic or a productive start sets the context for your day. But on some days you may not get a good start for some reason. Maybe you slept badly. Or the maybe grey skies and cold summer rain is dragging your energy down. Or you might have lost that positive momentum during a hard first part of the day and after lunch you feel tired, low or lost in a somewhat sad or uninspired...

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Life can get Better… By Charlotte Underwood

Posted by on 23 Apr, 2018 in Mental Health | Comments Off on Life can get Better… By Charlotte Underwood

Life can get Better… By Charlotte Underwood

I used to hate it when people told me that I would be okay, that life would get better and time would heal because I simply did not believe it. I still now cringe when I hear or use those sayings myself in my case my life didn’t improve. I think I’ve always had some form of mental ill health. I remember being so different to others my age, people were so alien to me and the world was so horrid though my eyes. My mother claims my first suicide attempt was at four years old. I suppose I ignored my feelings because I didn’t know any...

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Why we can’t afford to ignore Stress, By Jane McNeice

Posted by on 22 Apr, 2018 in Mental Health | Comments Off on Why we can’t afford to ignore Stress, By Jane McNeice

Why we can’t afford to ignore Stress, By Jane McNeice

April is Stress Awareness Month! Why we can’t ignore Stress Integral to all of our mental health training courses at Mind Matters is a focus on Stress. We see businesses who in fact want to focus solely on Stress, whether that is Stress prevention or Stress Management through programs like our Strengthening Personal Resilience training courses, or whether that’s our Mental Health First Aid training programs where we also give considerable time to understanding stress and its impact. So why is it so important that Stress...

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