Paul Unwin

278 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Like | 11 Followers | @PaulUnwin2s2m | Whilst leading school and college 6th Forms over the past decade I have noticed a decline in student mental health. My current PhD research seeks to understand the impact of contemporary schooling on student mental health and well-being.

Seven magic mental health questions every teacher should know

Listening. It seems like such a simple concept. Yet during a period of unprecedented teacher workload, making the requisite time to be there for your …

"I messed up as a dad": Mark Austin lifts lid on daughter's anorexia battle that almost killed her and even moved Prince William

The Prince reached out to the journalist after his mum Princess Diana famously revealed she suffered from bulimia which sparked a huge increase in …

Schools' mental health support based on 'patchy' evidence

<b>Approaches used by schools to improve pupils' 'mental health fitness' include mindfulness, gardening and music, DfE commissioned research …

How To Combat Back-To-School Anxiety

With the days get shorter and schedules getting fuller, August isn’t just about mourning the end of another summer; it’s also the time to prep for a new school year. For some teens, another year of homeroom and homework can feel intimidating. Add in academic stress, athletic competition, social …

Perfectionism and suicide are linked, finds new study

Suicide is intensely complex and can seldom be attributed to a single factor, however, personality traits can play a significant role, including …

Psychology

Leeds primary becomes first official mental health friendly school in city

A Leeds school has become the first in the city to be officially recognised as mental health-friendly after being given the stamp of approval from …

Funding cuts and narrowing curriculum options are prompting schools to share space, teachers and expertise to improve what they offer<p>Two years ago, a diminishing budget saw one Essex comprehensive take an unwelcome step – cutting the number of A-level subjects on offer to its pupils. “My rule of …

Education

New Research Says This 1 Odd Skill Makes You Better at Controlling Stress | Inc.com

We are our own worst critics. When stressful situations arise, that nagging little voice in our heads loves to kick up the NST (negative self talk). The result? Mental and physical stress that can hurt our health. But, a new study by two universities in Michigan says a simple technique can help us …

10 Motivational Habits That Drive Millionaires

Habits seem to rule us but adopt these and prosper.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever been awed by the motivation of a successful entrepreneur, leader or athlete? I have. It’s not jealousy, either. Far from it. It’s respect for how motivated they are. Even …

Music Lawyer Michael Rexford Shares Suicide Prevention Tips After Chester Bennington's Death

Manatt, Phelps & Philllips attorney and founder of LightHopeLife Inc. speaks to music industry from personal experience.<p>I almost killed myself.<p>In …

Mental health spending cut despite more people seeking help, new figures reveal

The number of people referred to mental health trusts in England surged last year even as spending on crisis teams was cut, figures have …

Mental Health

Coping mechanisms: how to shift your mindset when anxiety arises

Fear and anxiety disorders affect 20% of the American population, making these disorders the most prevalent psychiatric problem in the nation. While …

East Village

3 Secrets to Having a Better Morning

A morning ritual sure sounds nice (if it didn’t, you wouldn’t be reading this) but what’s the point of one? What’s it even supposed to accomplish?<p>No, …

Layoffs Causing Anxiety And Depression

IT sector has lately been suffering from layoffs due to slowdown in the industry and job insecurity is pushing professionals into anxiety and …

4 ways to resist distraction and focus at work

Have you said any of these recently?<p><i>I get distracted and procrastinate.</i>• <i><br>I make plans but I don’t follow through on them.</i>• <i><br>I get things done… but not the</i> …

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England’s Mental Health Experiment: No-Cost Talk Therapy

LONDON — England is in the midst of a unique national experiment, the world’s most ambitious effort to treat depression, anxiety and other common mental illnesses.<p>The rapidly growing initiative, which has gotten little publicity outside the country, offers virtually open-ended talk therapy free of …

Genuinely helpful tips for dealing with anxiety I’ve learnt through CBT

Let me start by saying that any tips you read on the internet are <i>not</i> a replacement for therapy.<p>That’s not because they’re useless, or unhelpful. They …

Self-help

After Chester Bennington's Death, Suicide Experts Fear a Contagion Effect

Depression can affect anybody.<p>That's the lesson suicide prevention experts hope the public will grasp in the wake of two high-profile celebrity …

Learning to help those who hoard — without shame or judgment

Awoman was shocked to learn she’d accumulated over 3,000 tank tops.<p>A man filled his house with nearly 15,000 books. To him, they’d become tangible …

<b>Michael Rosen</b> and others say Sats must be replaced by testing focused on the development of the child<p>Yet again Sats, the tests taken in primary schools by 10- and 11-year-olds, have been dogged by controversy. Papers have been marked down in some cases this year because the ratio of the dot to the …

Education

How Gardening Helps Mental Health: The Benefits Of Nature In Therapy

<i>By Jeanette Kingsley, RN</i><p>In the enclosed courtyard behind the Admissions Building at McLean Hospital, where others see an expanse of ugly crabgrass, I see the potential for a huge garden bursting with fragrant, colorful perennials. I imagine a labyrinth that patients and staff can walk through to …

Depression is not the same for men and women

Researchers have found that men and women experience depression differently. By the age of 15, girls are twice as likely to be depressed than boys. …

City life has interesting effects on mental health — here's how

That year, for the first time in history, more than half of the world's human population lived in urban areas.<p>And the number is expected to rise to two-thirds by 2030, according to a study published in the journal Epigenetics. "This increased urbanity of the world's population has substantial …

Why teens are more depressed than ever

THEY’RE healthier, better educated and more connected to a world of opportunity, but this generation’s teenagers are more depressed than ever.<p>Mission …

Mental Health

How ‘grandmothers’ help others fight depression and anxiety

Mental Health America, an advocacy group, paints a bleak picture of psychological care in the United States. Almost 20 percent of Americans suffer from a mental illness, according to data from 2016, but more than half of these individuals never receive help. Barriers such as limited access to …

Pupils at Stroud high school were outraged by strict new rules prohibiting the use of digital devices, but the results were remarkable<p>Fourteen-year-old friends Hannah Cox and Libby Shirnia admitted they were a little taken aback when their school announced stringent new rules on mobile phones, …

Mobile Devices

Nearly One in Three Taiwanese Kids Suffer Mental Disorders - Study

A national study on child and adolescent mental disorders has found that nearly 30 percent of children in Taiwan suffer from mental disorders and need professional consultation and assistance.<p>The study also finds that 3.1 percent of children have thought of committing suicide within six months of …

Mental Health

5 Steps to Change a Habit for a Healthier, Happier Lifestyle

You're reading 5 Steps to Change a Habit for a Healthier, Happier Lifestyle, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. …

Anxiety triggers and treatments – we talk to Sarah Powell about stress bloats, tension headaches and tiredness on Mentally Yours

‘It’s like a tap that won’t turn off,’ says Sarah Powell, describing her anxiety during Metro’s podcast, Mentally Yours.<p>‘It’s a voice in my head that …

Mental Health