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International Fathers’ Mental Health Day

It’s been a tricky couple of years for many, with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbating mental health issues across the entire country. We’ve all suffered, but men in particular have struggled to manage an increase in living costs, […]

Heard versus Depp: What does this case tell us about domestic abuse?

Domestic abuse isn’t something that occupies a great deal of time in the headlines, in print or broadcast media. However, that doesn’t apply to the Depp vs Heard case. These are not criminal proceedings; each of them brought civil actions […]

Introducing Kamaljit Saggu – 1st Step Rehab Fitness and Support

Exercise is not just good for the heart, it can also play an important role in preventing dementia, depression and other mental health conditions. My name is Kam, and I set up 1st Step Rehab Fitness and Support to help […]

Quick Guide to Carers Week 2022

Do you care for someone? Carers Week 2022 is looking for people to share their stories as part of a campaign to make caring “visible, valued and supported”. Every year Carers Week aims to raise awareness of the vital contribution […]

How a Healthy Diet Can Lower the Risk of Dementia

Everyone knows that adopting a healthy diet and lifestyle can help prevent common diseases, but it also plays a big part in the risk of developing dementia. According to the World Health Organisation, more than 55 million people worldwide live […]

Your Online Directory of Health and Medical Treatment Providers

Searching for a reputable health or medical treatment provider? Look no further than the HLP-U online directory. Here at Psychiatry-UK LLP, we believe that finding the right treatment should not be down to trial and error. Nor should it be […]

Meet Deborah Christie — HLP-U Clinical Director for Lifestyle and Therapeutic Services

Internationally respected academic and award-winning clinician Professor Deborah Christie joined HLP-U in January 2022. A consultant clinical psychologist, transformational executive coach and Myers-Briggs type indicator practitioner, Deborah is an inspirational trainer and presenter in communication skills, motivational interviewing and solution-focused […]

Mental Health Awareness Week

If we’ve learnt anything from the last two years, it would likely be the fragility of our minds, and how major life changes or unexpected situations can sometimes send our mental wellbeing into a negative spiral. Suffering from mental health issues is […]

Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week

The sixth Maternal Mental Health Week will be celebrated in 2022. This week of awareness was inspired by the Perinatal Mental Health Partnership, which consisted of eleven individuals who have a lived experience of maternal mental illness. What is perinatal […]

Truth Hiding in Plain Sight: A History of Wartime PTSD

‘In thy faint slumbers I by thee have watched, And heard thee murmur tales of iron wars, Speak terms of manage to thy bounding steed, Cry “Courage! To the field!” And thou hast talk’d Of sallies and retires, of trenches, […]

Wired To Be Social: The Value Of Community

If there’s one thing COVID-19 has taught us, it’s that humans have a fundamental need to feel connected. Even the most introverted amongst us found ourselves yearning for a friendly face at the petrol pump, or a smile from a […]

What is the Mini-ACE cognitive test?

The Mini-ACE is a medically recognised cognitive test for dementia patients. Find out more about the test and how it works… What is Mini-ACE? The term stands for Mini-Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination and is a medically recognised and accepted cognitive screening […]

World Health Day 2022: Building A Fairer World for All

Our world is an unequal one. Access to healthcare is not universal or guaranteed. COVID-19 underlined this.  A few, mainly developed countries, notably New Zealand and Iceland, responded quickly. They were well-equipped and funded, with the right systems in place. […]

World Autism Acceptance Week

It is a crying shame that a week dedicated to accepting autism is necessary. Surely, in this day and age, we should be accepting of everyone – irrespective of differences? The fact of the matter is that acceptance is needed […]

Feeling Depressed? Help Is Out There 

Feeling depressed is normal. Everyone goes through a bad patch from time to time, but these periods usually pass. However, if your despair drags on, you could be suffering with depression. So how do you know and what can you […]

A Life Devoted To Psychiatry: Dr Adil Jawad

As Clinical Lead of MindClinix and a highly regarded practitioner with Psychiatry-UK, Dr Adil Jawad brings more than two decades of experience to his role. Dr Jawad hails from India, where he completed his basic medical training. Under the system […]

Meet Lesley Foley: Social Communication Specialist

For people with ADHD, socialising can be a source of huge anxiety, even dread. Because the ADHD brain is wired slightly differently from brains we call ‘neurotypical’, it can be difficult to focus on social conversations, manage emotions and to […]

Eating Disorder Awareness Week

The NHS website provides an overview of how you can help someone with an eating disorder. The most important aspects to providing support are to be non-judgemental and open to listening. It is essential that professional help is sought as […]

Children’s Mental Health Week: Growing Together

The need to support young people and their mental health has never been more important than it is today. There are greater demands on our young people with the surge of unrealistic standards instilled through social media, as well as […]

Time to talk about mental health.

Think back a few decades and you may recall Aunt Ivy, Grandma Olive and Mrs Grey from next door sitting around the kitchen table, cup of tea in hand, having a natter. They put the world to rights, exchanged recipes […]

We smashed our target: fundraising at P-UK

Although I’d heard of gaming fundraisers, my initial interest in Macmillan’s Game Heroes fundraiser originally came about via social media. Macmillan had chosen to advertise on a space frequented both by gamers and, fortunately, by me, a CSR manager here […]

Hug it out for National Hugging Day!

For nearly two years the thought of hugging a friend or relative, let alone a complete stranger, was unthinkable. COVID-19 thwarted the global network of willing and able huggers. Some stalwart huggers created ‘hugging suits’ out of shower curtains so […]

8 tips for overcoming Blue Monday

January can be a tough time for even the most cheery individual, with many of us feeling the January blues.  Today, Monday 17th January, is known as Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year, due to the end of festivities, […]

Six reasons why Dry January is good for your mental health

  The festive season is a time of relaxation and merriment and, for many, more than their fair share of alcohol. All the Christmas celebrations are a drinker’s paradise, from the free bar at the office party to the booze-frenzied […]

11 simple ways to manage depression

Christmas festivities are over, the weather is cold, damp and unfriendly, and the evenings are long and dark. 2022 looms, and you find yourself feeling anxious about what it might hold. Maybe you are even dreading the months that lie […]

How to get yourself into your best mindset this Christmas

Christmas can be a lonely and difficult time if you’re struggling with your mental health. It’s a time when the world is programmed to be joyful. But if you’re battling with clinical depression, shifting yourself into a happy mindset isn’t […]

Psychosis: from myth to reality

As humans, we fear the unknown. Inaccurate media portrayals of mental illness can add to the confusion, blurring the reality of what many individuals suffer with. On its website, the National Institute of Mental Health states: “Three out of 100 […]

People with disabilities who have incredible abilities

In 1992, the United Nations declared December 3rd as the International Day of People with Disabilities. A day of celebration, acknowledging the rich diversity of disabled people throughout the world. The etymology of the word ‘disability’ can be traced back […]

Linear, cyclical and messy grief

  Grief is not just about dying in the physical form. It can be a change in relationship status, losing or retiring from a job, imprisonment, a diagnosis of a learning disability, or even a long-term mental or physical illness. […]

Recognising and Treating Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are common, with Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) “estimated to affect up to 5% of the UK population”. 1 Everyone experiences anxiety at different periods of their lives. Anxiety is part of the sympathetic nervous system and is a […]