Mental health and debt

Mental health and debt

The connection between mental health and debt is not a new phenomenon and problems can be due to a wide range of situations including, inability to work difficulties in applying for benefits overspending addiction ignoring bills It is estimated...

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Annual Report 2018-19

It is a great honour have been asked to take over as Chairman of Cairns counselling in this the year of their 25th anniversary. I must thank Rev Kenneth Petrie, and indeed the chairs that have preceded him for developing the agency into one that...

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Counselling vs CBT,

Counselling vs CBT,

NICE guidelines to be revisited. A review of National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines is set to begin following a re-analysis of research which shows that there are equivalent outcomes for CBT and Counselling in severe...

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Bibliotherapy

Bibliotherapy

The use of books as therapy is a concept which, it could be argued, dates back to the creation of books themselves, however the term “bibliotherapy” seems to only have emerged around 100 years ago. Whether it be escapism amongst the pages of the...

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Mental health and exercise

Mental health and exercise

There are many reports that recommend moderate exercise to improve our mood. So how much is enough, what is considered moderate exercise, and why does it work? 3o minutes of moderate exercise 5 times a week is recommended. This can be split into...

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder

As the dark nights are upon us once again, many more people will struggle with their mood in the winter season due to the lack of daylight. Many of us will admit to not liking the winter months, but for those who have Seasonal Affective Disorder...

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Loneliness

Loneliness

There is a huge conflict between the fact that cities are more densely populated than ever before yet reports of isolation and loneliness are at a high. It seems that living in large communities does not prevent loneliness, so is it a state of...

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