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  • Mental Health Awareness Week 2014 – anxiety and eating disorders

    It is hoped this week will inform and highlight issues concerning anxiety in a mental health context, whilst raising awareness of mental health and its effects more widely. Anxiety is an adaptive response that allows us to react to our environment. It was useful in our evolutionary past when running away from predators and can […]

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  • Body image awareness projects

    The ‘Free Being Me’ badge appears in light of Girlguiding’s latest attitudes survey, which illustrates concerns surrounding body image amongst the Girlguiding population of seven- to 14-year-olds. The idea behind the badge is to promote body image confidence and also to raise awareness of issues that could affect body image, such as airbrushed media images. […]

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  • Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2014

    The Trust provides specialist care for a range of eating problems through our clinic at Vincent Square. We will be focused on raising awareness and aim to hold a number of initiatives during the week. You can keep up-to-date wth our eating disorders blog posts. The Trust will also be supporting B-eat, an eating disorders charity. […]

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  • Blue Monday

    The day falls on the third Monday of January and is calculated using a number of factors, including unfavourable weather conditions, time since Christmas, the ability to pay off debt, peak time for breaking New Year resolutions and length of time until the sun starts shining again. However, is there any truth behind this so-called […]

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  • World Mental Health Day 2013 – mental health and older adults

    It facilitates awareness raising on a global scale, whilst encouraging families and individuals to take the time to consider mental health issues and how mental health may be affecting them. The theme of World Mental Health Day 2013 is mental health and older adults, and thus it will attempt to explore how mental illnesses can […]

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  • Are mental health awareness campaigns fruitless? Outrage at Asda, Amazon and Tesco

    Raising awareness is extremely important for numerous reasons, not only to support those already suffering but also to support their loved ones. They also teach all of us ways to look after our health, and to mitigate the onset of mental health issues, by advocating stress-reduction techniques and advising how to cope with lifestyle changes. […]

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  • An invisible group within an invisible group – men get eating disorders too

    This week (10-16 June 2013) is Men’s Health Week, and this year the focus is on mental wellbeing. The week aims to tackle stigma in men’s mental health and promote help-seeking in men. Eating disorders are commonly perceived to be conditions that only affect females and this is simply not the case. Eating disorders do […]

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  • Getting help if you have an eating problem

    There can be many reasons for this but if you have any sort of worry, great or small, then asking for help is a very important first step. Early diagnosis and intervention significantly improves recovery, whereas if left the problem can become far worse and potentially life-threatening. Talking to a close friend or family member […]

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  • Self-Harm/Self-Injury Awareness Day 2013

    Self-harm happens when you injure or harm yourself on purpose. People tend to use self-harm as a way of dealing with very difficult feelings that are building up inside. Self-harm in its broadest sense does in fact incorporate eating disorders as a type of harm to your health and body and patients with eating disorders […]

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  • Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2013

    This week (11-17 February) is Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2013.  It aims to raise awareness and understanding of this serious mental health illness, and to challenge stereotypes and stigmas. The two clear messages this year are to raise funds for B-eat (an eating disorder charity) and to raise awareness. ‘Sock it to eating disorders’ hopes to […]

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