Footballers and mental health17 July 2013,
The recent documentary about professional football players and suicide leaves no doubt about the intense pressures players face throughout their careers.
Happy Birthday, NHS5 July 2013,
A 65th birthday should be a time of celebration but public mental health must be taken more seriously and we should listen harder to people who experience mental health difficulties to learn what they want in the way of support.
Trip to Eastbourne27 June 2013, Hanifa Islam
This week I worked with a school to try out a programme for young people to develop resilience and positive life coping skills.
Something more to say27 June 2013, Guest Blogger
Catherine Jackson, Deputy Editor of Therapy Today journal reacts to the Rt Rev Richard Chartres' recent comments about the baby-boomer generation "absorbing" a disproportionate share of this country’s welfare spending.
David Blunkett MP visits Right Here Sheffield7 June 2013, Guest Blogger
Callum Woodhead–McClaimens discusses David Blunkett MP's visit to the Right Here Project in Sheffield to discuss the need for early intervention support to protect young people’s mental health
Flashback to the 70's28 May 2013,
Four decades ago, people with learning disabilities were not as visible in public life as they are now - but some things still haven't changed...
Sport changed my life for the better15 May 2013, Guest Blogger
Personal Trainer and ex-professional boxer Cathy Brown is the spokesperson for Mental Health Awareness Week and talks about how exercise and boxing are essential in managing her mental health.
Youth-led training can help GPs better respond to young peopleâs needs3 May 2013,
Last week I had the privilege of attending an event organised by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) Child and Adolescent Health Group, which included an oversubscribed seminar by Right Here Brighton and Hove Young Volunteers around ‘Making your surgery more youth-friendly’.
For people with dementia (and everyone else) there needs to be such a thing as society19 April 2013,
Nearly 2/3 of people with dementia who live on their own experience feelings of loneliness, according to a report by the Alzheimer’s Society. We need to do more to reduce the social isolation of people with dementia.
Supporting students moving to secondary school17 April 2013,
With more pupils with special educational needs now being educated in mainstream schools, the move from primary to secondary can altogether be very challenging.