Mindful March

Being mindful helps to reduce stress levels, by focusing on the present and striving not to dwell on the past or future. The charity Action for Happiness have renamed this month Mindful March, producing a calendar which can be downloaded / printed to help us take simple daily actions to[…]

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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day focuses on raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilising efforts in support of mental health. We all have a role to play in ensuring that people dealing with any mental health issues are able to live safe, supported, dignified lives. Read more[…]

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World Suicide Prevention Day

This awareness day is observed globally each year to encourage commitment and action to prevent suicide and suicidal behaviour. Read more: How to talk, suicide prevention Factors contributing to suicide Factors protecting against suicide

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Maternal Mental Health Month

Postpartum Support International highlight that around 1 in 5 new mothers will experience some form of perinatal anxiety or mood disorder. The month of may, including the first Wednesday which marks World Maternal Health Day, allows the opportunity to address maternal mental health. These illnesses often are left unaddressed and[…]

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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 Well-Being during COVID-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on people all over the world with implications for individual and collective health; as well as emotional and social functioning. Previous research in disaster mental health has established that emotional distress is ever-present in affected populations; this is also the case with[…]

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