Christmas can be a time filled with joy and happy memories, but the season is not all merry and bright for everyone. Read on to explore ways that you can check in with yourself, friends, family, and colleagues this Christmas.
A report by the Wales Centre for Public Policy (2021) recognised physical and mental exhaustion, aka ‘burnout’ as one of the biggest threats to social care and NHS service functioning.
What does it feel like to have ‘burnout’, and what can you do?
Here, we explore some of the triggers of and key conceptions associated with moral injury, “…one of the greatest challenges reported by UK National Health Service frontline health-care staff…” (Williamson et al, 2021).
Rachel was a specialist nurse in Intensive Care. It wasn’t until she started to experience symptoms of mental and physical exhaustion, that she sought help through her GP who referred her to Canopi.
We’re expanding! Our service is here to support all social care and NHS staff in Wales.
Due to these exciting changes, we thought it was time for a new name. Meet Canopi…
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health problem in the world, more than one in twenty people living in the UK are living with an anxiety disorder.
Read on to learn more about causes, symptoms, and treatment options of the UK’s most common mental problem.
Michael, a retired Chartered Psychologist, shares his experience of providing mental health peer support through HHP Wales.
After last year’s Christmas in lockdown, this year’s more “normal” celebrations will be welcomed. However, while celebrating with friends and family again will be joyful for many, it will also pose mental health challenges to others.
NHS employees are among the millions of individuals who report worsening mental health caused by the pandemic and resulting lockdowns.
Did you know that for both men and women it is recommended that we drink no more than 14 units of alcohol per week?
But what exactly is a unit and when is it too much?
From experiencing trauma through personal tragedy as well as working in a high-stress environment, Amanda found herself living in a constant state of fear.
She has kindly shared her experience of the HHP Wales service and what led her to seeking support for her mental health.
Mental health and sleep are closely linked. After a good night’s sleep, we wake up feeling physically and mentally refreshed while a bad night’s sleep can leave us feeling physically sluggish and mentally low.
Dr Rob Morgan is one of our Dr Advisors and has shared his story of how he came to work for HHP Wales.
Many people think of PTSD as something that affects those who have had traumatic experiences while serving in the military, but it can affect anyone who has experienced a traumatic situation.
Sarah, a consultant anaesthetist of over twenty years, has shared how her mental health was affected by issues in her family and how she accessed the help she needed to cope.