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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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Moodbeam: Communicating Feelings

Posted by on 15 Apr, 2021 in Mental Health | Comments Off on Moodbeam: Communicating Feelings

Moodbeam: Communicating Feelings

At Mind Matters we are always keen to explore new products that assist people to better manage their own and others mental health and wellbeing, so it was with great pleasure that we were linked up with Christina and the team at Moodbeam and introduced to the Moodbeam One. With access to a small number of Moodbeam One devices, our team were able to try out the technology and understand the potential individual benefit at the same time as thinking about how Moodbeam may be able to benefit our clients at Mind Matters. Mind Matters works both...

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‘It’s OK’ Employer Pledge #ItsOKFurloughRTW

Posted by on 22 Feb, 2021 in Mental Health | Comments Off on ‘It’s OK’ Employer Pledge #ItsOKFurloughRTW

‘It’s OK’ Employer Pledge #ItsOKFurloughRTW

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Return to Work Employer “It’s OK” Pledge, by Jane McNeice

Posted by on 9 Feb, 2021 in Mental Health | Comments Off on Return to Work Employer “It’s OK” Pledge, by Jane McNeice

Return to Work Employer “It’s OK” Pledge, by Jane McNeice

When any employee is returning to work after a period of absence, we have things as employers that we may need to do to ease them back into new or changed systems, practices, procedures, and relationships. These help the returner to work to feel included, up-to-date with what is happening, valued, and illustrate that we care about their wellbeing. Coming back to work without any planning can cause lots of unnecessary stress on employees and prevents employers gaining the best from their returning employee. In order to achieve economic...

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Burn-out: high risk, high consequence, by Jane McNeice

Posted by on 2 Feb, 2021 in Mental Health | Comments Off on Burn-out: high risk, high consequence, by Jane McNeice

Burn-out: high risk, high consequence, by Jane McNeice

In a global pandemic when professionals in many industries are pushed to the brink of their resources, it’s essential to recognise that no one is immune from burning-out and that the consequences of ignoring the signs of burn-out can be fatal. No matter how much a person is needed in their job, what we do not want to achieve is the saving or supporting one life at the cost of another. The well documented Japanese phenomenon of ‘Karoshi’ translates as “overwork death”.  It links heart-attacks, strokes, and...

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