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A funny, sad, true video about attitudes towards mental health; especially depression and anxiety.

What if we talked about physical health the absurd way we talk about mental health? #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth

Posted by ATTN: on Friday, 26 May 2017

Check out http://www.lovemelovemymind.org.uk/epsom-mental-health-week/emhw-2015/ for details of this year’s Epsom Mental Health Week. It will be held from 3rd to 11th October. There will be a variety of talks and events on Mental Health issues such as depression, self-harm, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and mindfulness.

Most events are taking place in St Barnabas Church, Temple Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8HA

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, Royal Patron of the children’s mental health charity Place2Be, has recorded a video message to support the UK’s first Children’s Mental Health Week (16 – 22 February 2015).

Click here to view.

Dr Louise Oliver will now be offering cognitive behavioural therapy (cbt) counseling services from Cheyham Lodge in Ewell village, near Epsom, Surrey. Cheyham Lodge is an integrated healthcare practice and offers range of services to include Homeopathy, Counselling and an exercise rehabilitation specialist. As a multidisciplinary practice Cheyham Lodge now prides itself on being able to both diagnose and treat an extensive array of different health complaints.

Cheyham Lodge is located between Ewell West and Ewell East train stations and the full address is:

11 Cheam Road
Ewell Village
Epsom
Surrey
KT17 1ST

I hope everyone who caught the events at Epsom Mental Health week enjoyed them and got something out of them. Remember that the charity that organises this Epsom event (Love Me Love My Mind) runs weekly drop in sessions in St Barnabas’ church hall which is in between Epsom and Ewell in Surrey.  http://www.lovemelovemymind.org.uk/about.html

They’re possibly good people to talk to if you want to find out more about counselling or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to decide if it’s right for you.

 

Don’t forget to check out the events in Epsom Mental Health week. Today’s talks include:

  • Childhood experiences and our mental well-being
  • Exercise and healthy living
  • Developing a healthy relationship with food
  • How the clutter mounts up

So clutter and food feature strongly today. Both subjects close to my heart! 😉

This article on the BBC website is interesting.  Reading between the lines the targets themselves look to be fairly meaningless which is a shame.  However, raising the issue of mental health and associated therapy and counselling higher up the political agenda can only be a good thing.

Looking forward to checking out some of the events at Epsom mental health week (6th –  12th October 2014).  It all kicks off today at 10.15 at St Barnabas church which is in Temple Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8HA.

Go to www.epsommentalhealthweek.org.uk for details of what’s on.  The panel discussion today “What it means to have good mental health” sounds interesting with respect to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as the end target of CBT therapy is of course to hit the virtuous circle of positive mental well-being and break out of the vicious circle caused by anxiety and depression.

I’ll also be interesting in hearing the “New Developments in Mental Health Care” presentation.  CBT therapy and counselling are the big buzzwords in mental health at the moment and it will be interesting to hear what Fiona Edwards, Chief Executive of Surrey and Borders NHS Foundation Trust will be focusing on in her talk.

 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is most commonly used to treat problems caused by anxiety or depression.   However, it is useful for a vast amount of conditions and has been used successfully to treat:

  • panic attacks
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • eating disorders
  • phobias
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • anger issues
  • sleep problems
  • persistent pain
  • sexual problems
  • relationship issues
  • bipolar affective disorder

CBT is a so-called talking therapy.  CBT is sometimes combined with drug therapy but usually a CBT therapist will be a psychologist whereas drugs are prescribed by a psychiatrist.   Cognitive Behavioural Therapy  is a combination of cognitive therapy, which focuses on the thinking process, and behavioural therapy, which focuses on helping to modify behavioural response to those thoughts.

Any psychological problem or issue which causes people to enter a vicious circle of negative thoughts – negative emotions – negative sensation – negative behaviour can theoretically be helped by CBT to break the cycle and enter a virtuous circle.

 

CBT Therapist Surrey - behaviour response circle