Tag: mental health support

Mental health hubs are available to all healthcare staff

As a healthcare professional, your day-to-day life is centred around helping others but sometimes this can lead to staff neglecting their own wellbeing. That’s why the NHS has launched mental health and wellbeing hubs for healthcare professionals across the UK. The service offers everything from free therapy sessions, to support for those who have experienced …

Avoiding emotional burnout as an occupational therapist

Emotional burnout is often a reaction to a prolonged period of stress, with the key symptoms consisting of lack of motivation, fatigue and feelings of hopelessness. Unfortunately, burnout is particularly common in the healthcare sector where staff work long hours and are often subject to high-stress situations.    So how can you avoid emotional burnout …

UK workers increasingly absent from work due to burn-out says Mental Health UK

Mental Health UK has noted a ‘worrying’ trend in people calling in sick to work due to burn-out.    The charity has labelled the UK the ‘burn-out nation’ suggesting that global issues such as financial uncertainty and climate change have resulted in shared ‘feelings of hopelessness’.    A recent YouGov poll revealed that more than …

New suicide prevention strategy shared by government

As part of a new initiative to reduce suicide rates in the UK, the government has shared a national suicide prevention strategy.   This move seeks to combat the rising suicide rates and extend critical mental health assistance to specific at-risk groups, including young people, middle-aged men, healthcare staff, individuals on the autism spectrum, and …

First ever mental health hub for children and young people launched

A 24-hour mental health crisis hub for children has been launched in Carmarthen, south-west Wales.    Designed to help provide a supportive environment for vulnerable young people, the service is the first of its kind and hopes to prevent hospital admissions. It will also offer short assessments as to free up mental health wards.    …

The countdown to Christmas has begun! Here’s how to look after your health this festive season…

It’s that time of year again – Michael Bublé is blaring, local bars are filling up with office parties and celebration boxes are back in fashion. As exciting as the Christmas holidays are, you need to make time for your mental and physical health, which can be easily swept under the carpet amidst all the …

It’s Movember! Here’s how you can get involved…

Movember is a campaign which runs every November to raise awareness for men’s health. Currently, people all around the world are growing moustaches in support of prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and male suicide prevention.  Having started in 2003, Movember has since helped support 1,250 men’s health projects and sparked a much needed conversation …

Professional support resources for healthcare staff

Are you a newly qualified healthcare professional, just started a new healthcare role or need some help in your current role? We have put together some links that can help you with anything from issues in the workplace, wellbeing to legal advice to health management.  

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