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Maternal Mental Health

I am really excited to be writing this blog post, not only because it is such an important topic which perhaps doesn’t get as much attention as it should, but also because it is extremely close to my heart. I am currently (as I am writing this) 33 weeks pregnant with my first child, and attempting to navigate the journey of pregnancy whilst working full time, and also looking towards becoming a first-time parent in just a few weeks’ time. Within this blog post, I’ll be exploring mental health within pregnancy, with a nod to my own experience of this, and advocating for why it is so important that we raise awareness around this topic.

Posted on: 2nd April 2024

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World Autism Awareness Week

World Autism Awareness Week begins on April 2nd 2024. The broad aim of this year’s named week is to increase general understanding of people with autism and to promote support locally, nationally and globally. 

Posted on: 21st March 2024

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Ramadan and mental health

Ramadan and mental health; Mahira is a young Muslim woman who leads a busy conventional lifestyle, working full time in a supermarket, while helping her mother to look after her younger siblings. Alongside religious observance and learning, for many people like Mahira, Ramadan provides an opportunity to enjoy changes to personal routines.

Posted on: 18th March 2024

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International Women’s Day

By Chloe Hall International Women’s Day is Friday 8th March, 2024. It celebrates the affirming […]

Posted on: 7th March 2024

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World Teen Mental Wellness Day

World Teen Mental Wellness Day is on Saturday March 2nd. In this blog there is some advice which you may find useful if a friend or relative is finding things difficult. 

Posted on: 1st March 2024

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Self Harm Awareness

Friday 1st March 2024 is self harm awareness day. This blog describes some signs, causes, and suggests possible ways forward, if you suspect that a colleague, friend or relative is self-harming.

Posted on: 1st March 2024

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LGBT+ History Month

LGBT+ History Month is celebrated in the UK during February and was started by Schools OUT to mark the abolition of Section 28.

Posted on: 7th February 2024

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Children’s Mental Health Week: Every Voice Matters

Written by Chloe Hall. There is a wall of statistics published by bona fide organisations which makes for some arresting reading. For example, The Children’s Society reports that in any class of thirty pupils aged 5-16, six are likely to be experiencing a mental health issue.

Posted on: 31st January 2024

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The Autumn Statement

Written by Chloe Hall. The Chancellor explained that presently there are one million job vacancies in the UK, and seven million working aged people (not including students) who are unemployed. But should they all go back to work?

Posted on: 7th December 2023

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National Stress Awareness Day- Wednesday 1st November

National Stress Awareness Day is Wednesday 1st November 2023 Most of us feel the impact […]

Posted on: 31st October 2023

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