mental health

Wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation appeals for public support for a project to help mental wellness through nature in the South West 

Authored by Mary

] Ahead of World Mental Health Day on 10 October, Butterfly Conservation, the UK charity dedicated to saving butterflies, moths and the environment, has launched a crowdfunded appeal for the Social Butterflies project, aimed at alleviating poor mental health in south west England through interaction with and care for the natural world. The project has been made possible by an award from...

Over three quarters of Plymouth workers say their mental health has not been a priority during the pandemic

Authored by Mary

A survey carried out by mental health organisation, TalkOut Group, has revealed that a staggering 81% of Plymouth workers believe that their mental health has not been a priority for their employer during the pandemic.

The study also found that nearly half (48%) of Plymouth workers haven’t received any mental health support or advice from their employer since the lockdown in March...

Saga poll shows mental health of over 70’s faring best in lockdown

Authored by Mary

A national poll commissioned by Saga has found that the mental health of the over 70’s has been the least impacted by lockdown measures when directly compared to other age groups.

The findings, published to mark Mental Health Awareness Week, might surprise many people who have expressed concern over how the over 70s are faring in the COVID-19 pandemic. While there have been marked...

Farming’s Mental Health Crisis

Authored by News Desk

From 10th – 14th February, leading farm safety charity, Farm Safety Foundation, will launch their third annual Mind Your Head campaign, to raise awareness of the issues facing farmers today and the link between farm safety and mental health.

A study by the Farm Safety Foundation, found that mental health issues among farmers and agricultural workers are of growing concern, and have a...

Choose the right NHS service for your needs over New Year

Authored by Sarah Parker

Doctors in Devon are providing essential advice to people across the county on how to choose the right service for them if they feel unwell over the New Year period.

Devon’s NHS leaders are asking people to do what they can to prevent themselves becoming unwell and make sensible to decisions when it comes to choosing the right NHS service if they need help.

All parts of the NHS...

Raising awareness of modern-day loneliness in Plymouth

Authored by ben26rings

A new initiative is being launched in Plymouth this month to raise awareness of modern-day loneliness. Sisters Jennifer Hamer and Carolyn Campbell, who are running the campaign, are concerned about the impact loneliness can have on people’s mental health when working from home.

Carolyn Says:

“Working from home can be great for work-life balance but it can be very lonely. It can...

Racecourse partners with Plymouth & District MIND and Racing Welfare

Authored by Actuate Marketing

Mental health and wellbeing takes centre stage at Newton Abbot Racecourse on Wednesday 16 May for their first racing fixture in partnership with Plymouth & District Mind and Racing Welfare.

The afternoon racing fixture, which falls during Mental Health Awareness week, aims to improve understanding of mental health issues and the support that is available to both the general public...

People's Project Finalist - Battling On Inspiring Lives

Authored by Helena Drawer

Battling On CIC has been selected as a finalist for the West Country West region in this year’s Big Lottery People’s Project. The award is based on a public vote. Battling On CIC has been working with armed forces veterans and vulnerable young people for the last 5 years. Based on a care farm just outside Callington, the organisation offers wrap around support combined with education and relevant...

Devon recruitment to research study hoping to reduce carers distress

Authored by Mary

A clinical research study is actively recruiting relatives and close friends of people with psychosis or bipolar disorder in Devon to test the effectiveness of a free online toolkit in reducing their distress.

REACT (Relatives Education and Coping Toolkit) is an online toolkit for relatives or close friends aged 16 or over of people with these mental health conditions.


Celebrating excellence in care in Plymouth

Authored by Sarah Parker

A special event is being held in Plymouth to celebrate excellence in the city’s care sector next month.

‘Celebrating Excellence in Care: Plymouth 2016’ which is being held at the New Continental Hotel on Saturday 14 May. The event will be a chance to showcase and recognise best practice across care in Plymouth, from nursing homes and care homes to those who provide care in people’s...


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