Tag: Mental Health

Breast cancer survivor’s inspiring efforts to support NHS and share message of hope for Covid-19 patients

After surviving breast cancer twice, and spending years fundraising to help others, Sue Cressman has now diverted her attention to spreading positivity and supporting frontline NHS staff in the Covid-19 epidemic. Sue’s Story Sixty-year-old Sue’s positive attitude and fighting spirit have always kept her going through her long battle with breast cancer – and she

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“We shouldn’t underestimate the resilience of older people living alone”: How those most at risk of loneliness are taking lockdown in their stride

Loneliness is a major threat for older people living alone, particularly throughout a nationwide lockdown. However, some are showing great resilience – adopting positive mindsets and embracing technology – to fight the isolation. There are 1.4 million chronically lonely older people in England, according to Age UK, a charity which supports older people. While there are

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“I am trying my hardest not to let it consume me”: The impact of Covid-19 on people with OCD

We’re hearing urgent messages every day about hand-washing to avoid the spread of Covid-19. What does that mean for those with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, for whom innocent routines can become overwhelming compulsions? OCD is estimated to affect around 750,000 people in the UK, according to charity OCD UK. People with OCD can experience intrusive and distressing thoughts,

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Birmingham illustrator addresses silent mental health struggles of young black men in exhibition

Twenty-four year-old Amarno Inai, from Birmingham, will see his debut art exhibition, ‘Katharsis’, open to the public this Saturday. Katharsis, which will be on display at The Gap in Balsall Heath, showcases a series of Amarno’s illustrations, which explore and express his struggles with mental health as a young black man. He said he hopes it will:

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