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New Training Dates for 2017!

We have finalised our mental health training programme for 2017 and we are now taking bookings for all of our courses. The courses that we have on offer (see our poster below) are available to anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of mental health issues and learn how to support a young person […]

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THINGS PARENTS ASK – What can I do about my child’s gaming obsession?

THINGS PARENTS ASK What can I do about my child’s gaming obsession? During the years that I have been supporting young people and their parents, this is the question I have been asked more than any other. I cannot count the number of times I have been contacted by stressed mums and dads who are […]

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Speak out about bullying

It’s anti-bullying week this week, so what better time to discuss bullying and its impact on mental health? While bullying affects people of all ages, it is especially prevalent amongst children and young people. A survey carried out by www.bullying.co.uk found that within these age groups, 90% of the bullying took place at school, although […]

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Online Resources for Mental Health Awareness

I have recently come across a website that has a really comprehensive list of online courses that will help to broaden your understanding of Mental Health. www.ncchomelearning.co.uk/interest-courses/mental-health/ You don’t have to be considering a career in this field to get something from these courses. Perhaps you have a loved one that you would like to […]

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How to talk to your child about the dangers of sexting

What is sexting? Sexting is when someone sends a sexually explicit photograph or video of themselves via their mobile phone or online. It can also refer to written messages. It has become common in recent years due to easy access to smartphones and camera phones with internet access. Adolescents are texting messages of a sexual nature taken in the privacy […]

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The Project … in just 3 years!

It’s not often I can think of an occasion when I would start a blog post with something that I saw on Facebook, but today that’s exactly where I find myself … For those of you who are Facebook aficionados, you’ll be familiar with the fact that it now feeds back to us memories of […]

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Chronic illness, the mind & the self

I’m Kerry, the mental health worker at The Project, and I have written a post over on my blog about how chronic illness can have an impact on mental health and identity. I wanted to share it on here too, as someone out there may relate to it. I have found that hearing people talk […]

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The tragedy of teenage suicide – by Debbie

In recent days, I’ve been given cause to reflect on the potentially devastating consequences of mental illness in teenagers and young adults – more specifically on the consequences of young people not receiving the help they need when they need it. Suicide is always a tragedy, heart-breaking, painful, but when it’s a young person who […]

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Air Brushing & Mental Health

So let’s talk about airbrushing and photo editing. I think by now most people know that photo editing is EVERYWHERE. From the Amaro filter on your Instagram selfie to the photo shop experts giving people face lifts from the comfort of their office chairs. And why is this? First and foremost these images are always […]

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Second Mental Health Award Nomination!

                        This is an article taken from the local paper, ‘View from Axminster’ today. Debbie will be heading down to the awards ceremony this week. Whether we win or not it’s an absolute honour to be nominated.    

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