Time to Talk: A guide to building resilience

By |2023-02-02T07:39:53+00:00February 2nd, 2023|Adult Psychiatry, Miscellaneous|

Last week the UK marked Parent Mental Health Day, an awareness event that was introduced in 2022 by Stem4, a charity that supports young people to build positive mental health. The campaign theme for this year was #BuildFamilyResilience and focused ...read more

Understanding loneliness Part II: Breaking out of the cycle 

By |2023-01-24T15:49:19+00:00January 9th, 2023|Adult Psychiatry, Depression, Miscellaneous|

If you have read Part I of this article, you are hopefully feeling reassured that you are not alone. Loneliness is extremely prevalent and felt across all age groups. A US study found that as many as 80% of young ...read more

Understanding loneliness Part I: Its impact

By |2023-01-24T15:49:18+00:00January 9th, 2023|Adult Psychiatry, Depression, Miscellaneous|

Whether we are young, elderly, or somewhere in the middle, loneliness is a feeling that we can all relate to.  But the way we experience it is very personal. It can be a fleeting feeling of distress, or a gnawing ...read more

Movember: Changing the face of men’s health

By |2023-01-24T15:50:30+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

Workplace bullying: What is it? And how do we stop it?

By |2023-01-24T15:49:12+00:00November 20th, 2022|Miscellaneous|

“Workplace bullying - in any form - is bad for business. It destroys teamwork, commitment, and morale.” - Tony Morgan, Former Chief Executive, The Industrial Society. No-one should have to suffer bullying, yet many people do. Studies show it's a ...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

World Health Day 2022: Building a fairer world for all

By |2022-08-29T15:42:25+01:00April 7th, 2022|Miscellaneous|

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. ...read more

We smashed our target: fundraising at P-UK

By |2022-02-24T11:10:01+00:00January 28th, 2022|Miscellaneous, Stories|

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 ...read more

People with disabilities who have incredible abilities

By |2022-06-07T16:16:24+01:00December 10th, 2021|Miscellaneous, Safeguarding|

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 ...read more

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