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How to social distance and remain well

How to social distance and remain well

Governments around the world are putting measures in place to control the spread of COVID-19 such as self-isolation and social distancing.

The New Scientist website explains social distancing as:

‘Practices in changes in behaviour that can help stop the spread of infections. These often include curtailing social contact, work and schooling among seemingly healthy individuals, with a view to delaying transmission […]

2020-03-20T14:34:34+00:00March 20th, 2020|Mental Health, Tips|

The menopause, the workplace and how we can help

Menopause, the workplace and how we can help

What is the menopause?

The menopause is a biological change that every woman will go through at some time in their life. It’s a natural, normal process that typically occurs in women in their early 50’s.

For some women, the menopause can also start earlier as it is linked to the decline of oestrogen levels. Some surgical interventions […]

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 […]

2020-02-25T14:06:35+00:00January 3rd, 2020|Mental Health|

Interview with BBC Solent

What else is possible? – it’s 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 […]

2020-02-25T14:02:00+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 […]

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+01:00June 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 […]

2019-12-10T16:34:37+00:00June 20th, 2019|Mental Health|

1 in 4 and £32.7 billion by 2030

1 in 4 and £32.7 billion by 2030

When researching for my KMA blogs about working together to help end the stigma of mental health and the workplace, I came across these thoughts. They are from Karen Johnson, Head of Large Corporates for Barclays in the North East of England.

“Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK experience a mental health problem each year and by 2030 the […]

2019-06-14T10:31:14+01:00June 14th, 2019|Mental Health, Occupational Therapy|