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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 […]

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|

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+00:00June 14th, 2019|Mental Health, Occupational Therapy|

Using a Sensory Diet and Optimising Occupational Performance

A Sensory Diet

I came across these post-event notes for attendees of a keynote talk I gave in 2017  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 the way […]

2019-06-11T15:44:48+00:00June 11th, 2019|Mental Health, Occupational Therapy|