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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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An Easy Way To Reduce Your Alcohol Intake – Part 2

 In the first part of this blog we looked at how to reduce the amount of alcohol you are drinking, now let’s look at how to make those changes last. If you have found that you are drinking because you NEED to and you have decided to reduce your intake it is important to find another way of coping with whatever is ‘driving you to drink’ otherwise you will find that you won’t be able to keep the changes that you make going. Follows this 2 step approach to […]...

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An Easy Way To Reduce Your Alcohol Intake – Part 1

   In my last blog I showed you how to identify if the amount you are drinking is potentially threatening your physical and mental health. If you have decided that it is let’s look at what you can do about it. In the first part of this blog we are going to look at how to reduce the amount of alcohol you are drinking. In the second part we will look at why you NEED to drink to make sure that the changes you make last. Before you start, […]...

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Are You Drinking Too Much Alcohol?

 Alcohol is a very common way of dealing with the stresses and strains of life, there is nothing like a nice glass of wine to help you to relax after a busy day at work or a hectic day with the kids. However, all too easily that glass of wine can become something we NEED at the end of a busy day rather than something we WANT and sometimes without us realising it, 1 glass has become a bottle (or more). We don’t need much reminding that too much […]...

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