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How Canopi helped an NHS consultant to overcome symptoms of depression and anxiety

Gemma is a consultant in the NHS. Between the challenges of work and training, she often felt like an imposter and experiencing suicidal thoughts. Read about Gemma’s journey and how seeking support from Canopi helped her become a happier, healthier version of herself.

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Canopi helped me to manage stress and continue working in social care

Joanne is an experienced social worker in Wales. She sought help from Canopi in 2023 after struggling with work stress. In this blog, she explains how cognitive behavioural therapy provided through Canopi helped her to manage stress at work.

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Know the signs of self-harm, and where to get support

Please note this blog contains information about self-harm that you may find upsetting. If you need urgent help or support, visit canopi.nhs.wales/help-in-a-crisis. Otherwise, read on to learn more about the signs of self-harm and how to access support.

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Five ways to support your mental health and wellbeing through a healthy diet

According to the British Dietetic Association (BDA), nutrient-rich foods are essential to maintain energy levels, mood and brain function. In this blog, we present five practical and evidence-based ways to support your mental health and wellbeing through a healthy diet.

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Growing around grief: eight principles to help you cope with loss

In our last blog, we identified the five common stages of losing a loved one. Here, we explore eight ‘pillars of strength’ to help us process our grief whilst remembering our loved one…

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Five common stages of grief when you lose a loved one

Grieving a loved one, either through a death, breakup or other type of separation can be an extremely difficult process and you may feel a whole spectrum of emotions. Read on to explore the five stages of grief so you can recognise them in yourself and others.

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How art and photography helped me on the road to recovery

Julia is a Cardiac Physiologist in Cwm Taf. After experiencing physical illness, a diagnosis of ADHD, anxiety and depression, she started to paint. Read on to explore how art became an ‘essential’ wellbeing practice for Julia and how it might benefit you.

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Real self-care: staying well after therapy

Receiving mental health support is just the first step to recovery and sometimes we can experience ‘relapses’ in our mental health. Read on to discover tried and tested strategies to help you stay well, including what to do if you have a relapse.

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I’m not ok and I can’t do the job that I love

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.

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One year of supporting both social care and NHS staff in Wales

After expanding our mental health support services in May 2022, Canopi celebrates one year of supporting both social care and NHS staff in Wales.

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New study measures impact of COVID-19 on nurses

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.

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Caring for you during the cost of living crisis

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.

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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.

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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.

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Eight signs of exhaustion that you shouldn’t ignore

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?