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Category Archives: Mental Health

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY OCTOBER 10TH

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY OCTOBER 10TH World Mental Health day is a chance for all organisations involved in the treatment and care of people suffering from mental illness to consider what more can be done, how best to reach the people who need help and how to deliver that help. This year the theme is:…
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World suicide prevention Day 2018

World suicide prevention Day 2018 As a Mental Health Lawyer I speak with people almost every day that live with mental health problems.  Often they have experienced suicidal thoughts or, worse still, have tried to take their own lives. I also act for the families of those people who have taken their lives and I…
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International cat day 8 August 2018

International cat day 8 August 2018 © 2002 - 2018 Swain & Co Solicitors: https://www.swainandco.com/ This is my cat, Jasper Jack.  He has a huge personality, likes to receive love on his own terms and is a big fan of mice!  When he is in a good mood he will want cuddles but when he is…
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The art of mindful colouring

The art of mindful colouring On 2 August 2018 it is Colouring Book Day. Colouring has enjoyed something of a renaissance in recent years. It is enjoyed by children and adults alike as a hobby, part of larger art projects and to assist with Mindfulness. The first colouring book was, apparently, established in the late…
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Mental Health Awareness Week

May 14 – 20 is Mental Health Awareness week and this year the focus is on Stress. Every year the Mental Health Foundation , for one week in May, focus on one area of mental health encouraging us to talk about it, focus on our own mental health and think about what we can do…
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5 top tips to cope with stress

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme is stress. The week is focused around the question ‘Are we coping?’ We have asked our wonderful staff for their top tips in coping with stress. So, here are our top 5 tips to help cope with stress. 01. Look after yourself Eating well, exercising and taking…
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Increase in funding for Mental Health care for new mums

Having a baby is, on the one hand, an amazing and fulfilling experience but we know that this is not a lasting experience for a lot of women. As many as one in five women will experience what is medically known as a perinatal mental health problem but we would commonly call post natal depression. …
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Alzheimer’s – Mental Health and Care

Alzheimer’s is a cruel disease. And this week we’ve learned that one of our most beloved actresses, Dame Barbara Windsor, has been suffering with Alzheimer's. She was diagnosed in 2014.  Her husband, Mr Scott Mitchell, has spoken out. He says that he and Barbara feel time is right to speak out due to a worsening…
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Mental health risk higher for Transgender youth

Transgender youth at higher risk for Mental Health issues. A new study conducted at the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research & Evaluation in Pasadena suggests that transgender and gender non-conforming children and adolescents may be more likely to develop depression and other mental health conditions, compared with individuals whose gender identity matches their…
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