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Stay positive, we are almost there

Stay positive, we are almost there

Here we are, the 17th January, and you know what that means…we are over halfway through the month! We’ve almost done it and now it’s time for that final push of motivation to get us out of January and into February. (One month closer to spring)

Did you read our previous blog about the January Blues?

Finding motivation can be hard. Especially when most of us repeat the same routine […]

2020-01-17T13:27:20+00:00January 17th, 2020|Mental Health|

Feeling the January blues?

Feeling the January blues? You are not alone

The holiday period is over, you are back at work, the weather is cold and dark, the sun sets at what seems like 2pm. It’s that time again…January.

January has attained a bit of a reputation, it’s the ‘sad’ month, the ‘Christmas is over’ month, the ‘dark and gloomy’ month.

But if you are feeling the January blues, don’t worry, you […]

2020-01-10T12:41:40+00:00January 10th, 2020|Mental Health, Tips|

A Fresh Start in 2020

New Year New Me?

2020, a new year, a new decade!

Personally, I love new years, I find it very exciting and a good time to set goals and challenges. However, I do also believe that its important to set yourself achievable goals.

As an occupational therapist, I spend a lot of time working with clients helping them to set realistic and attainable goals. Setting goals gives an enormous […]

2020-01-03T14:48:40+00:00January 3rd, 2020|Mental Health|

Tips on how to stay cool, calm and collected this Christmas

How to stay cool, calm and collected this Christmas

As that time of year approaches again, I’m sure you are busy with shopping, present wrapping, cooking, cleaning, socialising, school nativities, you name it – the list goes on.

Maybe you love the mayhem and excitement and are trying to embrace it all, or maybe you are just waiting for it all to […]

2020-01-03T14:49:20+00:00December 20th, 2019|Occupational Therapy|

A Day in the Life as an Occupational Therapist

What is it That You Actually do?

‘What is it that you actually do?’ is a question I get asked a lot – by clients, by family members, by friends…

It seems that the occupational therapy profession is a mystery to most!

You see for me, as a business owner, a mum, and a practicing occupational therapist, my weeks can completely vary, no two days are ever the same. […]

2019-12-13T16:49:27+00:00December 13th, 2019|Occupational Therapy|

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|