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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

3 in 100 Adults Screened Positive for PTSD in the UK.

One large survey of the general population in England found that 3 in 100 adults screened positive for PTSD. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is often misdiagnosed as the symptoms can be similar to other mental illnesses.

It is suggested that around 70% of people who suffer with PTSD in the UK do not receive any professional help at all, and many of those […]

2019-05-17T16:04:52+00:00May 17th, 2019|Mental Health|

Mental Health in the Workplace

Helping End the Stigma Around Mental Health in the Workplace

Myself and all the team at KMA were thinking back to last Mental Health Awareness Week and remembered our delight when the This is Me, campaign went national in 2018.

During Mental Health Awareness week 2018, some 200 businesses and Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, attended its launch in Manchester

This is Me is the campaign developed […]

2019-05-17T16:05:25+00:00May 16th, 2019|Mental Health|

Poor Diet = Poor Mental Health

Diet and Mental Health

According to the World Heart Federation, Cardiovascular disease is responsible for over 17 million deaths in the world every single year.

After spending some time researching, I came across an article titled: ‘What we Aren’t Eating is Killing Us’. The study was conducted by Ashkan Afshin, an assistant professor at the institute for Health Metrics at the University of Washington. He wanted to find […]

2019-05-17T16:06:02+00:00May 14th, 2019|Mental Health|

Mental Health Awareness Week: Breathing

The Science Behind Belly Breathing

At 11am today, schools across England will be taking part in half an hour of mindfulness, to manage stress and to kick start Mental Health Awareness Week which takes place from Monday 13th May to Sunday 19th May 2019.

Have you read our previous blog on stress?

We at KMA think this is a fantastic practice for students in managing anxiety and stress. As […]

2019-05-17T16:06:40+00:00May 10th, 2019|Mental Health|

Self Help Stress Tips

Reducing Stress: Tips

Stress affects us all. In moderation it can help us to achieve new heights, but in excess it can take over our life. We’ve put together our top tips to help you reduce the stress in your life by making small achievable adjustments.

If you have any questions about this blog or our services, contact us!

Tip 1: Eliminate caffeine, alcohol and nicotine

Avoiding or at least […]

2019-05-17T16:07:23+00:00May 9th, 2019|Mental Health|

Anxiety: Why Me?

Anxiety

Anxiety is an emotion I’m sure we are all familiar with. It’s an emotion we feel for both positive and negative reasons. For example: getting anxious before starting a new job or worrying on the day of your driving test is completely normal and to be expected! But when the anxiety begins to take over our life, when we feel anxious all the time or for […]

2019-05-17T16:08:09+00:00May 7th, 2019|Mental Health|

Inspiring Thoughts from an Inspiring Man

Jonny Wilkinson

I remember earlier in the year that former England rugby player Jonny Wilkinson was quoted as saying that raising awareness about mental health is “everyone’s responsibility”.

He believes it’s right to talk about the anxiety he experienced in the past so as to help others who have to deal with it.   I’ve long been a big fan of Jonny, even before he scored that amazing winning […]

2019-05-17T16:09:33+00:00May 2nd, 2019|Mental Health|

Mental Health First Aid

Funding for Mental Health First Aid England

Mental Health First Aid England is the only licenced provider of Mental Health First Aid in England. Their mission is simple: to train 1 in 10 of the population in England. Their vision is to normalise society’s attitudes and behaviours around mental health, by developing the skills we need to look after our own and others wellbeing.

Their website states: “Mental […]

2019-05-17T16:10:26+00:00April 30th, 2019|Mental Health First Aid|

Breathing and Optimising Occupational Performace for Sustained Success

Breathing and Optimising Occupational Performance

I recently came across these post-event notes for attendees of a keynote talk I gave last year so I thought I’d share them here.

“Thank your for inviting me to talk on Optimising Occupational Performance at your conference. I hope it gave you the opportunity to consider your own occupational performance and to think about any barriers or potential barriers that may stand in […]

2019-05-17T16:11:01+00:00April 26th, 2019|Occupational Therapy|

How Happy are your Employees

How Happy are your Employees?

You may have heard of the word ‘presenteeism’, yes? It’s a hot topic right now and an issue that’s costing UK employers more than £61 billion annually.

Presenteeism is when employees are present, but their productivity is down. Have you ever come into work when you are poorly?

You aren’t alone, but this is also a form of presenteeism.

Presenteeism is a serious issue, […]

2019-05-17T16:11:41+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Vocational Rehabilitation|