Blog Articles From September 2018

Blog Articles From September 2018

How Do You Treat Yourself?

by Dr Emma Gray - 24th September, 2018
How Do You Treat Yourself?

If you are struggling with a mental health problem, particularly depression, the answer to this question is likely to be ‘not very well’. The way that we treat ourselves has a big impact on how we feel. It can be the difference between good mental health and bad mental health. From the things that we do or neglect to do for ourselves, to the way that we speak to ourselves (internal dialogue) our attitude towards ourselves can make us feel calm, confident and content or depressed, anxious and full of […]...

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Treating Depression In Children

by Dr Emma Gray - 18th September, 2018
Treating Depression In Children

It is estimated that in the UK alone there are 80,000 children suffering from Depression, that equates to about 4% of children. In this blog I am going to go through what treatment for these children involves. Unfortunately, there is currently no good quality evidence indicating what the best treatment for children with depression is. So, I am going to look first at the recommendations provided by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellent (NICE), the body that provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care. […]...

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Help For Friends And Family Of Mental Health Sufferers

Being close to someone who is suffering from a mental health problem can be very difficult, not knowing how to help, feeling confused about what is going on, feeling frustrated with the person, the situation, or yourself, maybe feeling isolated and hopeless about what to do next. In this blog I am going to share 6 tips to help you to help the person that you care about. 1. Inform Yourself An important first step is to find out as much as you can about the problem that your friend […]...

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Coping With Back To School Anxiety

When we are faced with something new or unfamiliar our threat or fight/flight response kicks in.  We have evolved to respond in this way, it’s a survival strategy, if we aren’t sure what awaits us, nature believes it is best to expect and prepare for the worst: In the days when we might have found ourselves foraging for food, if a nearby bush rustled it was best to assume there was a predator lying in wait and run, if we were wrong all that was lost was some foraging time.  […]...

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