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Suicide: To prevent it we need to believe it preventable, By Jane McNeice

Posted by on 19 Jun, 2020 in Mental Health | Comments Off on Suicide: To prevent it we need to believe it preventable, By Jane McNeice

Suicide: To prevent it we need to believe it preventable, By Jane McNeice

With suicide rates increasing in the UK since 2013, the 2018 figure showing 6,507 people dying by suicide, a significant increase on 2017 (Office of National Statistics), and a sense that this is only likely to continue in light of the impact of Covid-19 Coronavirus, it is ever more important that we shine a spotlight on suicide and how we can prevent it. There are a number of interventions that support suicide prevention, some direct, and some less so. Mind Matters offers some of these in the form of evidence based training courses that...

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“i-ACT rather than RE-ACT” The mental health training programme that’s taking the working world by storm and helping Managers and Employees to be pro-active and positive about workplace mental health

Posted by on 3 Jun, 2020 in Mental Health | Comments Off on “i-ACT rather than RE-ACT” The mental health training programme that’s taking the working world by storm and helping Managers and Employees to be pro-active and positive about workplace mental health

“i-ACT rather than RE-ACT” The mental health training programme that’s taking the working world by storm and helping Managers and Employees to be pro-active and positive about workplace mental health

By Jane McNeice, I-ACT Online Instructor & Founder of Mind Matters Since our inception in 2015, Mind Matters has slowly and deliberately built a comprehensive suite of mental health training courses with the aim of promoting a ‘whole business’ or ‘whole community’ approach to mental health. At Mind Matters we want to ensure that whatever stage of need a person is in – sustaining good mental health and early intervention through to crisis – there is a course we can offer that will equip a participant to meet those needs in the...

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Posted by on 8 Apr, 2020 in Mental Health | Comments Off on

Mind Matters is delighted to announce a new partnership with the charity PTSD at Work. Set up by Nathan Bowen after his own traumatic experience of assault in 2017 and the impact this had on his career and working life, the charity aims to support employers in supporting employees who are experiencing trauma related symptoms or who may have a diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Key to the charity’s support will be training for workplaces in PTSD and other mental health difficulties. Mind Matters will be working with PTSD at Work to...

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When you read the World is your Oyster! by Jane McNeice

Posted by on 1 Apr, 2020 in Mental Health | Comments Off on When you read the World is your Oyster! by Jane McNeice

When you read the World is your Oyster! by Jane McNeice

Reading will almost always be my solace in life, but right now it’s even more than that. From us being people who might travel the length and breadth of the country, or travel thousands of miles globally – the world being our oyster – we’ve transgressed to measuring and living in square metres, maybe acres if more fortunate. Our life playgrounds are much reduced. But they don’t have to be… Our minds are powerful tools, they can create hopes, dreams, and glorious images. If today you don’t want to be in your sitting room, kitchen,...

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An update from our Director

Posted by on 30 Mar, 2020 in Mental Health | Comments Off on An update from our Director

An update from our Director

I hope this e-bulletin finds you all fit and healthy, and suitably adjusting to your new lives during the Covid-19 outbreak. It is a challenging time for us all, both as individuals and as a global community. We encourage you to check out our blog area and related articles for things to consider to help you stay well ‘Covid-19: Resilience in Adversity’ and ‘No one Told the Sunshine!’ and please share our ‘Get Support Now’ page with anyone you think may need it during this time. Like yourselves, the Mind...

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No one Told the Sunshine!

Posted by on 26 Mar, 2020 in Mental Health | Comments Off on No one Told the Sunshine!

No one Told the Sunshine!

Over the last few weeks my own anxiety and mood has been a roller-coaster, with more downs than ups. I hit what I refer to as ‘the wall’ the day before yesterday, which is something I hit in times of trouble before I reach acceptance. It involves tears, an external out pouring of my anxiety and low mood – which is unfortunately contagious to others – and then I usually make a psychological shift towards acceptance. In past times, when I have reached acceptance, it’s not simply a static state, its more positive...

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My WHOLE Self: Chronicles of an Anxious Small Business Owner during Covid-19 Coronavirus, by Jane McNeice

Posted by on 26 Mar, 2020 in Mental Health | Comments Off on My WHOLE Self: Chronicles of an Anxious Small Business Owner during Covid-19 Coronavirus, by Jane McNeice

My WHOLE Self: Chronicles of an Anxious Small Business Owner during Covid-19 Coronavirus, by Jane McNeice

So my husband says “Please stop talking about Coronavirus, you’re killing me.” And I get it, when I’m highly anxious about something I just can’t contain it. It becomes contagious and as equally painful to others as it is to me. So I’m trying to spare my husband and write down how I feel instead… Two weeks ago, week commencing 24th February I had started to get anxious about Covid-19 Coronavirus. I’d already gone into my preferred coping mechanism of over-planning, fuelled further by the heightened anxiety. For me, maybe it was more...

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Covid-19: Resilience in Adversity, by Jane McNeice

Posted by on 19 Mar, 2020 in Mental Health | Comments Off on Covid-19: Resilience in Adversity, by Jane McNeice

Covid-19: Resilience in Adversity, by Jane McNeice

Well I have to say that when I sat down and put together the March e-news in late February, I didn’t for a moment think that my next bulletin would relate solely to a virus, Covid-19 Coronavirus no less! What a difference a month can make, but that gives me hope too… I’m hoping that out of this adversity can come better things, among other things more resilience. But we don’t just need to be resilient, we need to be flexibly Resilient. For those of you that have attended our Strengthening Personal Resilience...

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Mind Matters – COVID-19: Training Room Health & Safety

Posted by on 16 Mar, 2020 in Mental Health | Comments Off on Mind Matters – COVID-19: Training Room Health & Safety

Mind Matters – COVID-19: Training Room Health & Safety

In light of the current circumstances with the COVID-19 Coronavirus, we’re reaching out to share how we are going to manage our training in the near future. Please rest assured that we are monitoring the situation closely and will provide further updates as necessary. If you have any questions, please contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you. At this time we have ceased face-to-face training course deliveries as instructed by the authorities. In the coming months we hope that face-to-face deliveries will resume and in most areas, the...

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Health & Wellbeing at Work Conference 2020: Dame Carol Black ‘Healthier Tomorrow – There Yet?’

Posted by on 12 Mar, 2020 in Mental Health | Comments Off on Health & Wellbeing at Work Conference 2020: Dame Carol Black ‘Healthier Tomorrow – There Yet?’

Health & Wellbeing at Work Conference 2020: Dame Carol Black ‘Healthier Tomorrow – There Yet?’

This year’s Health & Wellbeing at Work Conference was another successful event, despite the intentions of a certain virus out to ruin the proceedings. Understandably Coronavirus did impact event numbers which were lower than in previous years on both days, however delegates were still in good spirits and the CPD lectures were really interesting and a great source of knowledge as always. Dame Carol Black’s address was a typical full house where she picked up on last year’s theme ‘Healthier Tomorrow – There Yet?’ feeling that it was useful...

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