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Interview with BBC Solent

What Else is Possible? – More Than Just a Mantra

Kate – Founder and Director of KMA, had the pleasure of being invited on BBC Radio Solent for world mental health day – on Thursday 10th October 2019.

Kate joined host Sam Fraser on her drivetime show as part of the Look! Listen! Learn! feature. It was a fantastic experience, and Kate answered a variety of questions such as […]

2019-10-21T13:02:53+00:00October 21st, 2019|Events, Mental Health, Occupational Therapy, Tips|

‘An honour to be back delivering another course’

‘An honour to be back delivering another course’

Mental health first aid courses

One of the services we provide at KMA is adult mental health first aid training. We can deliver this training to organisations; groups and we also hold courses for individuals too. Usually these courses are half day, one-day or two-days long.

We not only offer the internationally recognised Mental Health First Aid England course, but we can […]

Migraine Awareness Week – UK

Migraine Awareness Week

In the UK from the 2nd– 6th September is migraine awareness week.

The purpose of this week is to spread awareness of this debilitating condition.

Most of us will have experienced a migraine at some point in our lives with over 190,000 migraine attacks taking place every single day in Britain.

Quite often migraines come on very unexpectedly and without rhyme or reason, but they can often be […]

Vocational Rehabilitation for Case Managers

Returning to work: Vocational Rehabilitation for Employers and Case Managers

‘How do I successfully support an employee with their return to work when they have been off sick for some time?

How do I best maintain contact with an employee during sickness absence without being accused of pressuring them to return too soon?’

‘How do I increase employee wellbeing? Everyone seems so stressed and under pressure all the time.’

Do these questions sound familiar to you?

You may […]

Wellbeing week – With MHFA England

Employee Wellbeing

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England are on their annual office shut down in support of their wellbeing week which began on Friday 16th August. They posted a blog on their social media channels to explain:

‘At MHFA England our wellbeing strategy includes two total office close down periods, because spending time with friends and family or doing something we enjoy is important for our mental health. We do this twice a year, once in […]

2019-08-23T14:39:15+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Uncategorised|

24 Hour Spin – Charity Event Sponsored by KMA

Georges Journey – Charity Event

If you follow us on social media, you may have heard us talking about something called ‘George’s Journey’. George’s Journey seems to have taken over at KMA HQ, but for all the right reasons. The event was a 24-hour sponsored spin which took place midday on Monday 22ndJuly and ended midday on Tuesday 23rdJuly 2019 at John Hanson Community School in Andover.

We […]

2019-08-09T14:28:22+00:00August 9th, 2019|Events, Occupational Therapy|

Optimising Occupational Performance for Sustained Business Success – A Key Note Talk

Keynote talk at The Personal Finance Society Officers’ Conference.

The Midland Hotel, Manchester, UK, Tuesday 30th January 2018.

This year has really has flown by and I’ve been revisiting some memorable events from 2018. Here is an article I wrote about a keynote talk I gave to The Personal Finance Society Officers’ Conference.

I was delighted to be invited back last January to give a keynote talk on Optimising […]

2019-08-12T13:57:24+00:00August 2nd, 2019|Events, Occupational Therapy|

KMA: What have we been up to?

What Have We Been Up To?

It has been a busy few weeks at KMA!

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce:

On 24thJune, Kate and Emily attended their first event for the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce at St Marys Football Stadium in Southampton. It was a fantastic event and was focused around the new members of the commerce, with the chance for these members to introduce themselves by giving a 15 second elevator pitch. Kate did a fantastic job […]

2019-07-31T14:18:40+00:00July 18th, 2019|Occupational Therapy|

An Important Message: Be Kind to Yourself

Be Kind to Yourself

How kind would you say you are? Do you stop to help load someone’s shopping into their car? Do you like to surprise your spouse with dinner and flowers? Maybe you are always complementing your colleagues when they look nice…

But the real question is: how kind are you to yourself?

Quite often we disregard ourselves, we neglect our own well-being, both physically and mentally. […]

2019-09-02T11:13:30+00:00June 26th, 2019|Mental Health, Occupational Therapy|

Thriving at Work

Thriving at Work – The Stevenson / Farmer Report

This thought-provoking independent review of mental health and employers by Lord Dennis Stevenson and Paul Farmer is available from the government at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/thriving-at-work-a-review-of-mental-health-and-employers

Thriving at Work sets out what employers can do to better support all employees, including those with mental health problems to remain in and thrive through work.

It includes a detailed analysis that explores the significant cost […]

2019-06-20T10:53:45+00:00June 20th, 2019|Mental Health|