Mental Health

Black Mental Health

Black Mental Health: How to engage your staff

The 10th of October marks World Mental Health Day, and this year’s theme is suicide prevention. I’m not going to be talking specifically about this in this episode, but you can hear more in the episode on how and why to talk about suicide at work. Black Mental Health As this year’s World Mental Health Day falls in Black History Month, I’m going to use this episode to talk about how to engage your staff understand how BAME/Global Majority face…

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Coping strategies to help your wellbeing post injury

Three coping strategies to help your wellbeing post injury

World Wellbeing Week To mark the first World Wellbeing Week this week (June 24th -28th) Dr Hilary Jones offers advice to Diverse Minds readers on coping strategies to help after your wellbeing post injury. Wellbeing Week has been started by Wellbeing World in Jersey with the aim of promoting awareness of all aspects of wellbeing. This includes social, physical, emotional, financial, career, community and environmental. The impact of injury In my decades as a GP, I’ve met many patients who…

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Multi-colour psychedelic pattern to reflect the highs and lows of BiPolar Disorder

A lived experience journey of Bipolar Disorder

For World Bi-Polar Day, I am honoured that Chloe Cook an illustrator and teacher speaks of her lived experience and journey of Bipolar Disorder. I was fortunate to meet Chloe through a local business meet-up group. I am honoured to feature her story and thank her for sharing it with the Diverse Minds community. World Bipolar Day World Bipolar Day (WBD) is an initiative of the Asian Network of Bipolar Disorder. It is celebrated each year on March 30th, the…

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7 ways to improve sleep quality and boost your mental health

This week’s piece is all about ways sleep can boost your mental health for World Sleep Day. World Sleep Day Happy World Sleep Day! Today is an annual awareness day started by the medical community in the United States working in sleep medicine and research. These professionals kept encountering beliefs that sleep was not a priority for wellbeing.  World Sleep Day is hosted by World Sleep Society (WSS), a nonprofit based in the United States. WSS aims to lessen the…

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Three students having a conversation for student mental health day

Improving Student Mental Health in Universities

University Mental Health Day Today is University Mental Health Day, a national campaign to promote student mental health in higher education (HE). Run jointly by Student Minds and the University Mental Health Advisers’ Network (UMHAN). This year’s theme is the power of using your voice. Recognising we all have mental health, stories to share and how we can all use our voices to shape the future of student mental health. My experience of Higher Education During my 16 years of working in,…

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