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Mental Health News

All of the items listed on this page are articles about Mental Health. To read an article click on the title or the read more link at the end of the summary for each item.

New mental health support service

Buckinghamshire Mind is launching a vital new peer support service for people with mental health problems in Bucks, following the huge success of the service in East Berkshire. The mental health charity is expanding Friends in Need, which has had extremely positive...

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Helping veterans closer to home

The NHS is to transform mental health care for military veterans. Hundreds of military veterans are set to benefit from a nationwide scheme to tackle the most complex mental health needs of ex-armed forces personnel. The Veterans’ Mental Health Complex Treatment...

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Stress and depression in carers

Stress and depression can affect anyone, but the pressure and expectations of caring can make carers particularly vulnerable. Stress is part of everyday life and, for many carers, stress can be a major factor affecting their health. Stress is caused by the many...

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Grief, loss and bereavement

When you are close to a person with dementia you may go through feelings of grief and loss. You can have these feelings at any time, from the time the person is diagnosed (or before), as their dementia progresses, or during or after the person’s death. People with...

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What are antidepressants?

Antidepressants are psychiatric drugs which are available on prescription and are licensed to treat depression. Some are also licensed to treat other conditions, such as: anxiety phobias bulimia (an eating disorder) some physical conditions "I took medication for six...

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6 Tiny Steps to a Happier You Right Now

Tip 1 - 3 Good Things a Day Various studies have made positive links between focussing on gratitude and general well being. Some days it’s easy to think of 3 things you’re grateful for and some days it can feel really hard. The hard days are the ones where this...

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What is ecotherapy? Ecotherapy is the name given to a wide range of treatment programmes which aim to improve your mental and physical wellbeing through doing outdoor activities in nature. Connecting with nature in this way can have lots of positive health benefits....

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Psychiatric medication

How do I know if a drug is right for me? Drugs don't work the same way for everyone, so when your doctor is deciding which medication to offer you, it's not always possible for them to predict exactly which one will suit you best.   It's important to make sure you...

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Winter News from Lindengate

As ever, it has been a busy and productive year here.  We have designed & developed new areas, acquired new buildings and expanded the service we provide.  The numbers of Service Users (Gardeners) continues to increase, as do the variety of activities available to get...

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Borderline personality disorder

'One GP told me I wasn't ill, just a bad person'. This highly stigmatised condition is misunderstood and frequently misdiagnosed. “I’ve been suicidal every day for two months,” says Ali Strick. “It affects my whole life, every moment of every day, the way I interact...

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