Mental Health

Men’s Health Week 15th-21st June 2021

Men are often reluctant to seek help for stress and other health and mental health conditions, this leads to a degree of under recognized health disparity. Men’s Health Week focuses on bringing awareness to health issues that affect men disproportionately, getting them to become aware of problems they may have[…]

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Mental Health Awareness is about starting conversations about mental health and the things in our daily lives that can affect it.  Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event in the UK started by the Mental Health Foundation 21 years ago. Each year the Foundation sets a theme; the theme[…]

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November is Men’s Mental Health month

Both men and women experience many of the same difficulties, however, some issues on mental health may be particularly relevant for men. Ways in which men and women have been traditionally expected to behave may play some role in mental health. For men, societal beliefs about masculinity and how men[…]

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World Alzheimer’s Day 2020

As part of World Alzheimer’s Month, World Alzheimer’s Day on 21st September is an international campaign to raise awareness and highlight issues faced by people affected by dementia.  Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that impairs memory and other mental functions. It is the most common form of dementia that is[…]

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World Suicide Prevention Day – 10th September 2020

Suicide prevention remains a universal challenge. Suicide is the result of a combination of genetic, psychological, social, cultural and other risk factors, sometimes combined with experiences of trauma and loss. People who take their own lives represent a heterogeneous group, with unique, complex and multidimensional causal influences that precede their[…]

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Clubhouse Gibraltar

The first Clubhouse (‘Fountain House’) was started in New York in 1948; and has served as the model for all subsequent Clubhouses around the world. Fountain House began when former patients of a New York psychiatric hospital began to meet together informally to support people living with mental illness, rather[…]

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Mental Health Awareness Week 18th -24th May 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation; the theme for 2020 is Kindness.  Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate; associated words include affection, gentleness, warmth, concern, and care. The most unique attribute of kindness is its power to develop and[…]

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Dealing with uncertainty during COVID-19

Mental health forms a crucial part of our overall health; it includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It is reflected in our thoughts, behaviours and actions, on how we feel and deal with circumstances around us. During this COVID-19 pandemic, many have had to home isolate for long periods,[…]

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COVID-19 and your mental well-being

  Looking after your mental well-being As you observe social distancing, you may find yourself becoming bored and frustrated more often. Your mood and feelings may be affected; you may feel low, worried or have problems sleeping and you might just miss being outside with friends and family. At times[…]

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Clubhouse Inauguration, 23 January 2020

The new clubhouses premises were officially inaugurated by the Chief Minister today. CEO Emily Adamberry Olivero and the clubhouse team emphasized the importance of the completed renovations, in being able to deliver the required private/ safe space for those seeking support for mental health reasons. The building has been devised[…]

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