Mental Health

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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Men’s Health Week 10th-16th June 2019

Issues affecting men’s health are varied and many health professionals and health activists mark Men’s Health Week with awareness campaigns to highlight health concerns such as diabetes, osteoporosis, family health, workplace accidents, and the higher likelihood of men being victims to homicide or suicide. International Men’s Health Week is celebrated in[…]

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Youth Day, 7th April 2019

Health Promotion focused on healthy relationships, reducing risk and boosting self esteem. Visitors were able to avail themselves of resources on display and were encouraged to describe “One thing I like about myself…”. It was surprising to see that most participants found it difficult to think of at least one[…]

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World Mental Health Day, 10th October 2018

Today is World Mental Health Day, an annual campaign that raises awareness of mental health issues around the world and encourages support of mental health. This year special attention is being paid to young people and mental health.

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World Mental Health Day, 10th October 2018

Young People and Mental Health in a changing World. This year, for World Mental Health Day, the World Health Organisation are drawing our attention to young people and mental health. Approximately 1.2 billion people (1 in 6) of the world’s population are adolescents, aged between 10 and 19. Several factors such as alcohol[…]

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