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Increase Awareness About Mental Illness This Mental Health Awareness Week (13th-19th May)

Posted by on 9 May, 2024 in Mental Health |

Increase Awareness About Mental Illness This Mental Health Awareness Week (13th-19th May)

Millions of UK adults and young people have experienced or are currently experiencing the debilitating effects of a mental health disorder. In virtually every instance, individuals struggling with these conditions can recover and enjoy a substantially better life. Here Lee Hawker-Lecesne MBPsS, Clinical Director at The Cabin, Asia’s premier rehabilitation center with over 50 years of clinical expertise, looks at how important awareness of the high incidence of mental health problems is...

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Austerity: Why mental health training should remain a priority, especially in times of hardship. By Jane McNeice

Posted by on 30 Apr, 2024 in Mental Health |

Austerity: Why mental health training should remain a priority, especially in times of hardship. By Jane McNeice

I reall the recession of 2008-9 and my attempts to convince senior management teams that mental health training should be a top priority. This sat alongside efforts to influence General Practitioners and other health care practitioners to discuss return to work with their patients as part of mental health recovery and because work is extremely protective for our health. This was at a time when businesses were facing financial hardship, and their worries centred around preserving funds to pay...

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Book Review: ‘Strength not Deficit’ Reviewed by Dawn Mills

Posted by on 3 Mar, 2024 in Mental Health |

Book Review: ‘Strength not Deficit’ Reviewed by Dawn Mills

Like Jane McNeice, I too discovered myself as Autistic in 2021. I did what Autistic people do; became obsessed with the stories of my late identified neurokin, especially the women, and the academic research behind our differences. Jane’s was a story I identified with closely, helped me feel less alone and strengthened my resolve to do my little bit to help find other ‘lost girls’ too. Jane’s new book extends beyond the journey toward identification as autistic; giving us a guided tour of her...

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My Difference was my Strength all Along, By Jane McNeice

Posted by on 11 Feb, 2024 in Mental Health |

My Difference was my Strength all Along, By Jane McNeice

Mum-of-three, and grandmother of four, social entrepreneur, Jane McNeice shares her life changing diagnosis that took her from feeling broken, to the knowledge that she was different to the recognition that her difference was her strength all along! At age 45 Jane McNeice learned she is Autistic. Her memoir and debut book The Umbrella Picker documents her journey to finding her neurological truth (which was self-identified), through to accessing a formal diagnosis a year later and the journey...

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“You’ll need to grow a thicker skin!” by Jane McNeice

Posted by on 16 Jan, 2024 in Mental Health |

“You’ll need to grow a thicker skin!” by Jane McNeice

“You’ll need to grow a thicker skin!” I half wondered what the senior colleague was saying at the time, my highly visual brain dragging me to a literal vision of thickening skin tissue. Eventually, I understood it to be that I needed to toughen up, not cry to the point of inconsolability, and to have some control. It was 1995, I was 19. I had a 20-week-old baby at home, an extremely low mood, and I had started a new job 12 weeks earlier due to a lack of understanding of my maternity rights and...

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