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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?

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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).

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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.

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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.