Mental Health

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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World Diabetes Day, November 14th 2019

World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization(WHO) in response to growing concerns about the growing health threat posed by diabetes. This day is marked every year on 14 November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin[…]

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The Happiness Foundation, 16th October 2019

The Health Promotion Team were invited to the launch of the Happiness Foundation Charity on Wednesday 16th October. The Charity was launched by its Patron, His Excellency, the Governor, Lt Gen Ed Davis at the Convent, alongside the UK Patron Levi Roots from Dragons Den. The event was well attended[…]

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World Mental Health Day, 10th October 2019

Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide. According to the World Health Organisation: Close to 800 000 people die by suicide every year. Furthermore, for each suicide, there are more than 20 suicide attempts. A prior suicide attempt is the single most important risk factor for suicide in[…]

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World Alzheimer’s Day, 21st September 2019

Raising awareness and challenging stigma September is World Alzheimer’s Month. World Alzheimer’s Day is on 21st  September each year.                                                               […]

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Social Relationships

We are social beings and it is our inherent nature to form social relationships. According to psychologist Roy Baumeister, to fulfil this need, we seek relationships with those at work, at school, in our communities and religious organisations, on sports teams, in online communities, and in other social contexts to[…]

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