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Month: December 2019


January Peer Support Calendar

Welcome to the January Peer Support Calendar! We have a wide range of activities and groups on offer for our members. Highlights include a visit to the Wellcome Collection, a Cars Exhibition at the V&A Museum and a meal out at Nandos. All our groups are underpinned by the Five Ways to Wellbeing: Active, Connect, […]

A Brave New World: How technology could transform mental health treatment

Technology and mental health may initially appear at odds. The fast-paced, 24/7 lifestyle that has stemmed from an increasingly interconnected world has often been reported to add to our stress levels and hinder our happiness. However, a pioneering wave of new research has started to capture how technological advancements may enhance mental health treatment in […]

Support during the holidays

Christmas can be an exciting time of the year for many, but it can also be a challenging time, especially for those living with a mental health problem. For those of you who might be struggling, or who are supporting someone who is struggling, we’ve put together a document with useful contacts over the holiday […]

Bridging the generational gap

A generational gap can conjure memories of painful family conflicts. While it may be experienced in any family, differing cultural views and practices that can exist within an immigrant family can create additional conflict. Whilst immigrant families from the Middle East, North Africa and Asia may place emphasis on family obligations and social harmony, mainstream […]

Prevent burnout by pressing pause

Everyone should be able to access and enjoy a fulfilling and rewarding career. When a healthy work to life balance is achieved, work can foster a range of health and wellbeing benefits. These can include personal enrichment, mental stimulation and a sense of purpose. However, when this balance is compromised, it can lead to stress. While stress can increase motivation and productivity, […]