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On this page you can access information and advice on specific issues and experiences that can affect mental health and emotional wellbeing. You will also find signposts and links to other specialist organisations which you may find helpful

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Anxiety and Panic

Anxiety and Panic What is anxiety? Anxiety is a normal emotional and physiological response to feeling threatened, ranging from mild uneasiness and worry to severe panic. It is not unusual to feel anxious when in a stressful situation but not all anxiety is negative. It can be exciting or...

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Are you a Carer?

Are you a Carer? A carer is someone who looks after a partner, family member or friend who needs extra support because, for example, they are physically unwell, have a disability, are struggling with an addiction or experiencing mental health issues. Caring for someone can be experienced very...

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Bereavement Losing someone from our life – whatever our relationship with that person – can be an incredibly painful experience. Feelings of shock, disbelief, regret, sadness, guilt, fear, and rage, are all natural parts of the grieving process, however overwhelming and distressing they may feel to...

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Depression Everyone experiences low mood at different times in life, but if the feeling persists (for weeks or months rather than a few days) and has a negative impact in key areas of your life such as relationships, work and home life, or you are having regular feelings of hopelessness and despair...

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Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders You may be reading this information because you think you have an eating disorder, or because you are concerned about a family member, friend or colleague. Whatever your reason, help and support are available, and recovery is possible. Eating disorders are complex, frequently...

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Sexual Violence and Sexual Assault

Sexual Violence and Sexual Assault What is Sexual Violence? Sexual violence is any unwanted sexual act including: rape, sexual abuse (including in childhood), sexual assault, sexual harassment, forced marriage, so-called honour-based violence, female genital mutilation (FGM), trafficking, sexual...

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Wellbeing We hear many references to ‘wellbeing’ these days but what does it really mean? ‘The state of feeling healthy and happy’ – Cambridge Dictionary Our wellbeing cannot depend on happiness and or health which are variable emotional and physical states, but working towards developing a...

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Staff in Distress

Information for HR, Managers, First Aiders & Wellbeing Advocates

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Join our Staff Counsellor Kate Ahl for 4 workshops on different aspects of wellbeing. Each session includes relaxation sessions, slide presentation and interactive exercises.

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Domestic Abuse help v.2

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, you can get help

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