Mental Health

Leicester School Marks Mental Health Awareness Week

Pupils at a Leicester primary school have been learning how to support their wellbeing and self-esteem ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week. Elizabeth Woodville Primary School in Groby has been hosting special lessons and activities to mark the event using Discovery Education Health and Relationships – a digital programme which teaches children about healthy and […]

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St Andrew’s Healthcare co-hosts county’s first mental health festival

An event which organisers say could become the “Glastonbury of mental health” is set to get underway in a few weeks with the support of some key organisations from the across the county. St Andrew’s Healthcare is co-hosting the county’s first mental health festival in partnership with BBC Northampton, the Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust […]

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NHS Trust in Northamptonshire pilots maternal mental health service & supports Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week

During Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week (2-8 May 2022) Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) is highlighting that it is one of ten Trusts in England to be an early leader in piloting a maternal mental health service which launched in October 2021[i]. Research from the Maternal Mental Health Alliance shows that 20% of women […]

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Stepping up wellbeing initiatives at hospitals in Kent to support the health and wellbeing of staff

Acupuncture, art therapy, wellbeing lounges and massage chairs are just some of the initiatives offered at one hospital trust in Kent to support the health and wellbeing of staff who have experienced rising stress since the pandemic. Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (MTW) is leading the way in helping staff cope with stress and […]

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Manor house retreat helps bring leadership skills back to life

A Tudor manor house will be taken over by burnt-out business executives next month as they join a unique retreat to bring their leadership mojo back to life. The Leadership to Life retreat offers a combination of personal and professional coaching to help leaders and managers get back on track after a tough couple of […]

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Former builder constructs new career in mental health as part of National Careers Week

A former construction worker from Northampton who decided to transfer his skills from building houses to building better futures has spoken of his joy at his career change. Speaking as part of National Careers Week, which started on Monday, March 7, Simon Austin decided to embark upon a career in mental health in 2000. Then, […]

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Northampton community mental health service praised by regulating body CQC

A service that helps people with common and complex mental health issues across the county and beyond has been rated ‘Good’ by an independent regulating body. It is the first time the Community Partnership Service, which is part of St Andrew’s Healthcare, has been inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The announced inspection was […]

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Students strive to raise the profile of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

Northampton students have shared their mental health experiences to help raise awareness of anxiety, depression and other conditions among young people. The Sixth Form Leadership Team at the Northampton School for Girls are taking part in a series of school activities for Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, which started on Monday, February 7. As part […]

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Nearly half of HR managers have considered quitting due to pressure of employee mental health crisis

Experts warn of risk to HR wellbeing and retention Ability to set boundaries around mental health support at work essential Ninety percent of HR managers noticing signs of burnout in workforces Nearly 4 in 10 (38%) admit to having conversations with employees about their mental health outside of working hours Over a quarter (27%) regularly […]

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Men offered lifeline to combat isolation

Men suffering from isolation or loneliness are being offered a lifeline through a new online support network being launched in the new year. New Let’s Get Men Talking sessions are being organised by the SNJ Charitable Trust, based in Wolverhampton, to offer a social outlet to men who may be suffering in silence. The sessions […]

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