Advanced nurse practitioner, Jade was transferred to a COVID-19 ward during the pandemic. She recalls her experiences, from her initial diagnosis of PTSD to accessing support through Canopi.
After expanding our mental health support services in May 2022, Canopi celebrates one year of supporting both social care and NHS staff in Wales.
A new study has examined the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on nurses and the support offered to them by Canopi, a mental health support service for NHS and social care staff working in Wales.
Money worries can affect our mental health in many ways. Read on to explore how Canopi can help you when you need it most during the cost-of-living crisis.
Panic disorder: break the cycle
Around 1 in 100 people live with panic disorder. It’s a severe form of anxiety which can have an overwhelming impact on your daily life. Know the signs and symptoms so you can get help and break the cycle of panic.
Check in with yourself this Christmas
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?
Know the signs of moral injury
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).
I’m starting to feel more like myself again
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.
Introducing Canopi: the future of HHP Wales
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…
5 things you may not know about anxiety
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.
Meet our Peer Support Volunteer: Michael
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.
Mental health on the COVID-19 frontline
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?