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Talk more for Movember: Men’s Health Awareness Month
Awareness Days
6 Mins
November 7, 2022

Movember is a good reminder to stop and think about your health – from a both a physical and mental perspective.

National Stress Awareness Day: managing stress by building resilience
Stress
6 Mins
October 31, 2022

If we spot the signs that we’re experiencing stress, we can address it before it becomes a problem. That’s the theme of this year’s National Stress Awareness Day (2 November 2022).

Awareness Days
4 Mins
October 10, 2022

Post-pandemic pressures and other world issues have led to a growing international mental health crisis. The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day is to make mental health for all a global priority.

National Work Life Week: setting healthy boundaries
Awareness Days
5 Mins
October 3, 2022

The focus of this year’s National Work Life Week (10-14 October) is on increasing access to flexible working and finding the ‘flex’ in every role. Here are some ways you can achieve a better work/life balance.

World Suicide Prevention Day 2022: How we can create hope
Awareness Days
6 Mins
September 10, 2022

Suicide is never a comfortable subject to talk about - but by opening up, and allowing others to do the same, we can play a part in the global campaign to reduce suicide rates. Here's how you could help.

What do the Samaritans do?
Awareness Days
4 Mins
July 24, 2022

The Samaritans runs its Talk to Us #WeListen awareness campaign on 24 July (24/7) each year – a reminder that its volunteers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Here are some facts you may not know.

Taking care of yourself when Father’s Day is tough
Awareness Days
4 Mins
June 13, 2022

Father’s Day can shine a light on painful emotions or memories that we’re able to handle the rest of the time. If you're likely to find the day hard, here are some tips for making it through.

Awareness Days
7 Mins
May 9, 2022

Feelings of loneliness affect millions of people in the UK, and can contribute to poor mental health. Research from the Mental Health Foundation has found...

Supporting someone who’s feeling stressed
Awareness Days
6 Mins
April 11, 2022

This year’s National Stress Awareness Month is focused on the theme of ‘Community’, highlighting the importance of supportive relationships. Here are some ways we can support someone who's affected by stress.

Awareness Days
6 Mins
April 7, 2022

The theme of this year's World Health Day (7 April) is Our planet, our health. The importance of the relationship between our environment and our mental health is well-recognised. Here are some ways to support it...

When things are difficult on Mother’s Day
Awareness Days
5 Mins
March 21, 2022

Mother’s Day can be a joyful occasion, but for some of us it tends to be more poignant, stressful or sad. So how can you get through the day? First of all, don’t let your emotions take you by surprise.

Coming to terms with a sexual assault
Awareness Days
7 Mins
February 7, 2022

Survivors may find themselves thinking more about their own trauma as a result of the recent increase in media attention to sexual assault. CBT can help with processing your experience, thoughts and feelings.