Mental Health Articles

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental health awareness week is an annual campaign that aims to raise awareness of issues surrounding mental health. This year’s theme – Anxiety, tackles the impact of it on our mental health and the practical steps we can take to address it. Importance of […]

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Ways to relieve stress and anxiety

What is stress? Stress is the body’s way of responding to excessive pressures. Our body goes into the fight or flight or stress response mode to handle the overwhelming feeling of not being able to cope. When we feel stressed, our nervous system responds […]

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Supporting someone with a mental illness

‘1 in 4 people experience mental health problems’ NHS Whether you are a family member, friend or carer supporting someone with a mental illness can be challenging at times. You would know how to take care of a loved one with a cold, but […]

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What are the effects of social media on mental health?

Why do we use Social Media? To be fulfilled in life and to have good mental health, we as humans need companionship. Social connections with our family and friends can help ease or reduce stress anxiety or depression. These connections can be found on […]

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How to help a person with depression

What is depression? According to Mind, a leading mental health charity, depression is: “a low mood that lasts for a long time and affects your everyday life. In its mildest form, depression can mean just being in low spirits. It doesn’t stop you from […]

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Talking about your mental health

Talking is the first step to maintaining good mental health and appropriately dealing with times when you feel troubled. What is Mental Health? According to Medical News Today, mental health refers to cognitive, behavioural, and emotional well-being. It is all about how people think, […]

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Sleep and mental health

We spend, on average, approximately a third of our life asleep. Along with eating, drinking and breathing, sleeping is one of the pillars for maintaining good mental and physical health. What is sleep? Sleep is a complex process during which our body undertakes several […]

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Maintaining a healthy mind

This is a guide to managing your mental health and maintaining a healthy mind. It will contain resources and show you how Cavendish Homecare can help with an array of services and support on offer. You can also use our mental health care service […]

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Staying mentally healthy this January

Many will be starting their January health kicks including Dry January, Veganuary and new fitness phases. However many of these do not focus solely on your mental health. When improving your overall health it is important to take steps to improve your mental health. […]

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Loneliness at Christmas

Loneliness can feel different for everyone. You may choose to be alone and live happily without much contact with other people, while others may find the lack of contact a lonely experience. Unfortunately, at this time of year, Christmas does not always bring joy […]

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How much sleep do we really need?

Why is sleep so important? Most adults need around eight hours of good quality sleep per night. Some people need a bit more, some a bit less.  However, if you regularly wake up tired and feel tired throughout the day, you probably aren’t getting […]

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Children’s Mental Health

Children’s Mental Health Week 2021 took place from 1-7 February 2021. This year’s theme was Express Yourself. Signs that something is wrong Around 1 in 8 children and young people experience behavioural or emotional problems growing up. For some, these will resolve with time, […]

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How can your mental health be affected at work?

For many of us, work is a major part of our lives. It is where we spend most of our time, where we get our income and often where we make friends. Having a fulfilling job can be good for your mental health and […]

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