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Posts by Shawn Collins

Centre for Mental Health sets out five key priorities for next Government ahead of 2017 General Election

Article Taken directly from Centre for Mental Health The next UK Government should make mental health a priority and focus on tackling some of the biggest inequalities in our society, Centre for Mental Health chief executive Sarah Hughes said today. Launching the Centre’s briefing on Priorities for the next Parliament, Sarah Hughes said: “The…

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The Collins Foundation 2 years on..

So it’s been over 2 years since the website launched and the foundation found it’s place online. It’s been a long and arduous journey at times to make things happen but proud of the work that’s been done so far. The overriding message that I aim for is to get people talking about their mental…

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Source – The South African College of Applied Psychology. “All it takes is a beautiful fake smile to hide an injured soul and they will never notice how broken you really are.” – Robin Williams If anyone knew how to disguise their inner pain it was comedic genius Robin Williams, who, in August 2014,…

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More than 1,000 schools given a mental health ‘point of contact’

Source – Schools Week Jess Staufenberg More than a thousand schools will be given a “point of contact” mental health expert in the face of rising anxiety and depression among pupils. An ongoing pilot linking experts in child and adolescent mental health services (CAHMS) to schools will now grow to five times it size since it…

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A Guide On How To Manage Anxiety

We must highlight the fact that this is a guide and the Foundation appreciates that everyone is different. We welcome alternatives so please get in touch via contact us. People will often accept the amount of stress they are feeling, and that it’s just a function of every day life. Although, when anxiety and stressful…

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The Collins Foundation Meets – I Roll Up My Sleeves.

This week I had the pleasure of meeting Glenn and his wife Amy. Glenn formed the organisation called I Roll Up My Sleeves which is an alternative format to business networking meetings. The organisation works with charity and community projects combining networking with getting stuck in physically working on projects installing a poly tunnel for…

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How To Distract Yourself From Your Depression

Source   People don’t set out to become depressed. Having said that, just because we want something doesn’t necessarily mean we actually can have it. Like many important things, conquering depression takes a lot of effort. However, if you work hard at it, you can have success; some individuals couple their own efforts with the…

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Helping Someone During a Panic Attack

If someone you know has a panic attack he or she may become very anxious and not think clearly. You can help the person by doing the following:   Stay with the person and keep calm. Offer medicine if the person usually takes it during an attack. Move the person to a quiet place. Don’t make…

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