Lets talk about resilience

To some people resilience seems to be a dirty word. I get it, and I don’t get it. What is resilience? To me – it’s like an immune system for the mind. We all have an immune system that helps us fight off illness, disease, infection. When we get ill it is our immune systemContinue reading “Lets talk about resilience”

Eating disorders – a growing concern

The news this week that there has been a dramatic rise in the number of people admitted to hospital who have a diagnosis of an eating disorder, combined with a leading ED charity reporting similarly rocketing numbers of calls to their helpline, goes to illustrate a distressing state of affairs in terms of treatment ofContinue reading “Eating disorders – a growing concern”

Mental Health Awareness – A good thing?

I’ve been observing a few conversations recently about whether the rise of Mental Health Awareness campaigns and training are a good thing. It’s interesting and a bit puzzling to me, so I’ve been giving it some thought. I think the crux of the argument for many is that what is needed most is more /Continue reading “Mental Health Awareness – A good thing?”