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  1. Top Tips for Mental First Aid at Work

    Mental First Aid is a growing initiative that seeks to equip us all with the skills required to support our friends and co-workers. Read today’s blog to find out more.

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  2. What causes depression?

    At a family gathering at the weekend someone asked the inevitable question – ‘so what actually causes depression?’ It’s a big topic, but in this blog post I will help to explain this complex illness.

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  3. Cervical cancer prevention week 2018

    Monday 22nd January through to Sunday 28th January is cervical cancer awareness week whose aim is to ensure more women know how they can reduce the risk of cervical cancer.

    Every day in the U.K 9 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and on average 2 women a day will lose their lives through this.

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  4. Anxiety & Depression at Christmas

    Christmas for most people is a time of year filled with parties and celebrations but for many it’s a time filled with sadness, loneliness and anxiety. Sadness is truly a personal feeling. What makes one person sad may not make another person feel the same way. Typical sources of sadness over the Christmas period include…. stress, fatigue, unrealistic expectations, financial stress or worries and the inability to be with the people you want to be with.

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  5. College sees change on Horizon for Mental Health Awareness

    Newton Abbot College welcomed Horizon Counselling Services on 15 November as part of their PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) provision for the academic year.

    Clinical Hypnotherapist and Counsellor, Alan Stokes, ran a series of sessions throughout the day, speaking to students in Years 7, 11 and Sixth Form about his journey into Mental Health provision, the effects of stress on everyday life and tips to deal with anxiety and stress within the College environment and beyond. Students attended presentations and tailored workshops to help identify areas of pressure in their lives, before discussing what they could do to effectively manage them.

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  6. Anger Awareness what can you do?

    The aim of Anger Awareness week is to identify anger as a disturbing social issue that needs to be addressed effectively. Anger awareness week will help people to find the right tools to help them calm themselves down when they find themselves getting angry or when others around them are showing anger.

    As individuals we are often faced with anger either from our own emotions or by actions and emotions from other people. These feelings and emotions can cause a tremendous amount of damage to ourselves or others around us, this is reflected in the increase of domestic violence incidents, youth crime, classroom disturbances and stress related illnesses.

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  7. Stress and Stress Awareness day

    National stress awareness day 1st November 2017

    Stress is our body’s way of letting us know that something isn’t quite right. When we feel threatened our bodies release stress hormones including adrenaline and cortisol which help our bodies get ready to act. Stress awareness day is your day to start looking after yourself and to start addressing the stress factors in your life. Failing to deal with stress effectively can lead to a decline in your health and is known for causing increased blood pressure and other health issues.

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