Understanding & Managing OCD

Mental Health

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterised by frequent unwanted, uninvited and intrusive thoughts, images, urges, impulses and doubts which cause marked and significant distress. They are accompanied by compulsive and ritualistic behaviours which act to reduce the distress.

Raising Awareness Around Personality Disorder & Recovery

Mental Health

“People who have a personality disorder, may find that their beliefs and attitudes are different from others. Their patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving are more difficult to change and they will have a more limited range of emotions, attitudes and behaviours with which to cope with everyday life. This can make things difficult for […]

Understanding & Managing PTSD

Mental Health

If you are involved in or witness a traumatic event, it is common to experience upsetting, distressing or confusing feelings afterwards. The feelings of distress may not emerge straight away – you may just feel emotionally numb at first. After a while you may develop emotional and physical reactions, such as feeling easily upset or […]

Becoming a Parent and the Effect on Mental Health

Mental Health

“Starting a family is a milestone in many people’s lives. It can also be a stressful time and many parents experience mental ill health. The most common mental health problems experienced during pregnancy and after birth are anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), however some women can experience more severe symptoms such as postpartum […]

Deaf Awareness Training

Mental Health

There are approximately 8.7 million people in the UK with a hearing loss, which is approximately 1 in 7 people, so the likelihood of you meeting a deaf or hard of hearing person in your workplace or local community is high.

Gender and Sexual Identity

Mental Health

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, and people of other minorities, like anyone, will experience mental health challenges and distress during their lifetime. However, the evidence both from the UK and internationally highlights increased levels of common mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety and stress among people from these groups.

Living Well with Dementia

Mental Health

Dementia is caused by a number of diseases that affect the brain. The most common is Alzheimer’s but there are many different types of dementia, which affect the brain at different rates and in different ways.

Raising Awareness of Autistic Spectrum Condition

Mental Health

“Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them. It is a spectrum condition, which means that, while all people with autism share certain difficulties, their condition will affect them in different ways.” (National […]

Understanding & Managing Addiction & Dual Diagnosis

Mental Health

This interactive day will explore the experiences of people living with an addiction or a dual diagnosis and those of people close to them. We will also look at how recovery comes about and is sustained.

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