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Movember: Changing the face of men’s health

By |2022-11-30T17:13:24+00:00November 30th, 2022|Adult Psychiatry, Miscellaneous|

The Movember movement is run by a charity that’s changing the face of men's health, focusing on mental health, suicide prevention, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer. Here at P-UK staff have been getting involved by growing, styling, and rocking moustaches ...read more

Samaritans launches its Talk To Us campaign

By |2022-06-29T11:47:23+01:00July 4th, 2022|Adult Psychiatry, Depression|

Do you consider yourself to be a good listener? Could you recognise when someone is in need? Samaritans is challenging people across Britain and Ireland to become better listeners during its annual Talk To Us campaign. Throughout July, the charity ...read more

Mental Health Awareness Week

By |2022-05-09T10:38:04+01:00May 9th, 2022|Adult Psychiatry, Depression, Miscellaneous|

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 ...read more

Six reasons why Dry January is good for your mental health

By |2022-01-14T13:39:07+00:00January 14th, 2022|Adult Psychiatry, Depression|

  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 ...read more

Titration: What is it and how does it work?

By |2022-11-02T16:09:16+00:00July 6th, 2021|ADHD, Adult Psychiatry|

  During your assessment with the Consultant, you may discuss whether medication would be appropriate to help you manage your ADHD symptoms. If you decide that you might find this beneficial, you will be referred to our Titration Team. Titration ...read more

ADHD in girls and women

By |2022-06-07T16:16:48+01:00May 26th, 2020|ADHD, Adult Psychiatry|

How does the clinical picture of ADHD differ in males and females? Dr Johnson Consultant Psychiatrist in Neurodevelopmental disorders goes through how to recognise the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in girls and women. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ...read more

10 ways to cope with coronavirus anxiety

By |2021-03-22T10:55:40+00:00March 24th, 2020|Adult Psychiatry, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Schizophrenia and Paranoia, Stress|

1. Know that feeling anxious about coronavirus is OK and normal. Anxiety is a natural response to the unknown, so it's normal to feel unsettled since much about the virus is unknown even to experts. Anxiety is mother nature's way ...read more

Psychiatry-UK rated ‘OUTSTANDING’ for ‘Caring’ in recent CQC Inspection

By |2022-06-07T16:17:27+01:00March 19th, 2020|Adult Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent|

We were recently inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and have been rated 'Outstanding' in ‘Caring’ and received an overall rating of ‘Good’. The CQC is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. They make sure ...read more

Is ADHD bad for your health?

By |2021-03-23T12:43:07+00:00February 3rd, 2020|ADHD, Adult Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent|

People with ADHD (Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder) are often creative, charismatic and ambitious. Many, however, seek help due to struggles in education, work, finances or relationships. People with ADHD can struggle in other aspects of life too. For instance, it ...read more

World Mental Health Day 2019 … Starts at home

By |2021-03-23T12:50:11+00:00October 10th, 2019|Adult Psychiatry, Depression, Family, Stress|

This is not one of those Mental Health day posts that sings and dances about the wonderful service we provide. We do enough of that on #feedbackfriday*. We are a remote business. There is no commute to work, with flexible ...read more

There is much more to ADHD than ADHD!

By |2021-03-25T12:35:21+00:00May 15th, 2019|ADHD, Adult Psychiatry|

The 7th World Congress on ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) was held 25 - 28 April 2019 in Lisbon. It is an international conference attended by psychiatrists, specialist, researchers and service users (i.e. patients, partners/family members, carers) from all over ...read more

So what is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?

By |2021-03-29T10:36:45+01:00March 28th, 2019|Adult Psychiatry|

  Something we get asked quite a lot! A psychiatrist is a medically-qualified practitioner who will have first spent 5/6 years training as a doctor. They will then have worked as a doctor for at least a year. Following that, ...read more

Safeguarding and Suicide – trying to end it all.

By |2021-03-29T11:38:40+01:00December 3rd, 2018|Adult Psychiatry, Depression|

  ‘Died by suicide’ is the term we tend to use nowadays. The old fashioned way, saying that someone ‘committed’ suicide, implies that a crime has taken place - which has not been true since The Suicide Act of 1961 ...read more

She had the lot …. so why would a millionaire lawyer kill herself?

By |2021-03-29T11:52:23+01:00August 4th, 2017|Adult Psychiatry|

Every now and again you see a report in a newspaper. There was one a few years ago that always comes to mind for me, a seemingly happily married and successful lawyer with three young children who threw herself in ...read more

Talking to your GP about your mental health (what to expect)

By |2021-03-30T11:29:42+01:00October 25th, 2017|Adult Psychiatry|

We’re all used to going to talk to our GPs about even the most embarrassing of physical conditions, but if you’ve never talked to your GP about your mental health, having that initial conversation can be pretty daunting. Don’t delay, ...read more

Stamping out stigma: 5 mental health misconceptions

By |2021-03-30T12:30:52+01:00December 23rd, 2017|Adult Psychiatry, Anxiety, Depression, Stress|

Mental illness is a sign of weakness. People with depression, anxiety, or other mental health conditions aren't "mentally weak." Mental strength is not the same as mental health. Someone who is blind or who has an ulcer could still be ...read more

Addictions in the UK and the role of Telepsychiatry  

By |2022-06-07T16:17:11+01:00July 13th, 2017|Adult Psychiatry|

The future is upon us! Substance misuse is a major problem in the UK. Addiction statistics in the UK remain one of the highest in Europe and we are right up there with the heaviest alcohol consuming countries. However our ...read more

Zero Suicide: Mental Health’s Big Hairy Audacious Goal?

By |2022-06-07T16:17:11+01:00March 5th, 2017|Adult Psychiatry|

In their book Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies, the authors Collins and Porras coined the term Big Hairy Audacious Goal (2016). This describes a visionary medium term organisational goal which is compelling, stretches the workforce but is ...read more

​Telepsychiatry – a magic wand?

By |2022-06-07T16:17:11+01:00April 9th, 2017|Adult Psychiatry|

Few are more aware of the current problems in healthcare than NHS consultant psychiatrists. Historically, the Cinderella discipline has been badly neglected. Though recently there has been some welcome increase in awareness and understanding around mental health, reducing prejudice, this ...read more

Does Donald Trump have a personality disorder?

By |2020-04-22T16:57:59+01:00May 9th, 2017|Adult Psychiatry|

This question seems to have exercised plenty of people recently, including some US  voters, his fellow politicians, other world leaders, worried citizens of the rest of the world, - and a number of prominent psychiatrists and, as it is my ...read more

Must I disclose my mental health condition to potential employers?

By |2020-04-22T16:58:06+01:00May 28th, 2017|Adult Psychiatry|

Unfortunately, even though we are talking more about mental health, the stigma still remains.  This is particularly true in the workplace. One confidential survey showed that 56% of companies said they would not hire someone with depression, even if they ...read more

It’s got to be more MANLY to talk about Mental Health

By |2022-06-07T16:17:11+01:00June 11th, 2017|Adult Psychiatry|

  We live in a world where men have always had many advantages - just because they are men, but in the area of mental illness perhaps it has always been those traditional male attitudes that mean that it is ...read more

Ramadan reflections: fasting to feed the soul

By |2020-04-22T16:58:06+01:00June 20th, 2017|Adult Psychiatry|

In the month of Ramadan and in particular these last 10 nights, Muslims spend a lot of time reflecting on their lives. It is our time for introspection, when we both take stock of things past and plan ahead to ...read more

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