Blog Articles From October 2013

Blog Articles From October 2013

Anti-depressants Or Exercise – Which Is Best?

A Nation of Pill Poppers? We’d Rather Walk or Talk! A recently published study by Nuffield Health has raised headlines across the national press claiming that GPs are turning Great Britain into “a nation of pill poppers” as GPs are turning to prescription medication to treat individuals suffering from mental health concerns, such as anxiety, whilst ignoring other valuable options such as exercise or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) counselling with a psychologist. The study involved 2,000 individuals and of those surveyed, 44% stated that they regularly (at least once a […]...

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Counselling And CBT For Young People

Young People and Counselling It is easy to assume that it is only rigours and demands of adult life that can lead to mental health issues that would benefit from CBT counselling and other forms of support. However, recent studies into the mental health of young adults at university and their access to counselling support, together with significant Government funding to expand an online children’s charity to assist young people suffering from mental health concerns, demonstrate that mental health issues are also prevalent amongst young people. A survey was recently […]...

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Mental Health – Eroding The Stigma

The recent public furore in relation to the sale by major UK retailers, Tesco, Asda and Amazon of offensive halloween costumes depicting “mental patient” characters has reignited the debate surrounding mental health and public perception. The release of the costumes for sale was met with a great deal of press coverage and led to a twitter storm. The vast majority of the commentary raised serious concerns at the prejudicial and crass stereotype of mental health issues that the costumes fuelled, and the use of that stereotype for commercial gain by […]...

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