This can be a particularly difficult time of year for students studying towards exams. For too long the myth that school days are the happiest in our lives as been held up as a universal truth but for far too many students this is unfortunately … Continue reading Exam Pressure and Mental Health
The ways in which we speak about mental ill health are crucial. It is only in recent decades that conversations about mental health have really begun to open up for the public. Stigma There are many ways in which the language of mental … Continue reading Reflections from the Therapy Room – The Words We Use
“The right to the highest attainable standard of both physical and mental health is a fundamental human right.” World Health Organisation As an independent cognitive behavioural therapy centre, we are all too aware of the need for GP practices to have mental health expertise available … Continue reading The #123GP Campaign
As new research into the prevalence of mental health difficulties is published, we are seeing a common trend – that across many types of problem, including depression, anxiety disorders, trauma and eating disorders, the gender gap is narrowing. In older research, we used to see … Continue reading The Impact of Gender Perception in Seeking Help
‘We were crying out for help and support for a very very long time and she shouldn’t have deteriorated to this level’ Claire – Mother of Jess, BBC Panorama It was hard to hear this heart wrenching plea issued by a mother on last week’s … Continue reading Why are we neglecting the mental health epidemic facing children and young people?
‘The humanity we share is more important than the mental illnesses we may not.’ Elyn Saks After viewing the inspirational TED talk ‘A Tale of Mental Illness – From the Inside’ by Elyn Saks, a woman with schizophrenia, these words have resonated profoundly. ‘What’s … Continue reading Reflections from the Therapy Room – ‘The Humanity We Share’
(Image by Xavier Sotomayor. Sourced from Unsplash) As many as one in four of us experience mental ill health (McManus et al., 2009). It is often difficult to see, even to those closest to the person experiencing it. What feels so pressing and imposing to … Continue reading Invisible Illnesses
We are delighted to announce that we have been selected as one of the UK’s top 10 CBT blogs and websites to follow in 2018 by Feedspot Blog Reader! https://blog.feedspot.com/uk_cbt_blogs/ Stay tuned to the blog for more updates in the coming months!
(Image by Kristina Flour, Sourced from Unsplash) CW: discussion of rape and sexual assault. Why do so many rapes and sexual assaults go unreported? According to the Crime Survey for England and Wales, a staggering 83% of people who experienced a sexual crime did not … Continue reading Speaking Out – Why Silence is So Common After Sexual Crimes
‘New Year, New Me’ We’ve all been there – after the hectic holiday period, we feel we’ve over-indulged, and the prospect of New Year’s Eve makes us reflect on the past year. We make a decision that the next year will be different – ‘New … Continue reading Three Reasons Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail