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Don’t talk about mental health

“What is the leading cause of death for men under the age of 49?” This is the question we asked our class of paramedics receiving their mental health training the other day… Get Mental Health Training A number of good … Continue reading

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Mental health & deaths in custody

                       “Take nothing on its looks, take everything on evidence.                             There is no better rule”   … Continue reading

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Thriving at work: part 2

“Many employers are already creating healthy, inclusive workplaces, but more needs to be done so that employers provide the support needed for employees with mental health conditions.” – Prime Minister Theresa May, January 2017 Get Mental Health Training This blog … Continue reading

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Thriving at work: part 1

“Mom always tells me to celebrate everyone’s uniqueness. I like the way that sounds” – Hilary Duff The excellent ‘Thriving at work’ Stevenson / Farmer review of mental health and employers, commissioned by the prime minister, made the headlines when … Continue reading

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Three pieces of charitable advice worth heeding

I am often asked by charities to work alongside their boards and senior teams to help develop their strategy. Reflecting on this here are 3 pithy pieces of advice. Continue reading

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Carers live in a land called Upstream

“Treat the future well; it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children”    Adapted from a north American Indian saying Any sensible review of care; how we provide it and the … Continue reading

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A cruel irony

“Do not make important what you can measure, measure what is important” The CQC are officially part of the drive that causes the outcome they are not going to measure – read on! Get Mental Health Training The CQC have … Continue reading

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