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Avoiding a stress ‘explosion’ May 16

As a peer supporter for Certitude’s Solidarity in a Crisis helpline, Sarah Hannell uses her own experience of mental ill health to support others. To be effective in this challenging role she has to put things in place to manage her own stress at work… “Thoughts are racing and I can’t stop thinking about the […]

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Taking better care of yourself can reduce stress May 15

Ruby Pinder, a Peer Supporter with Certitude helpline Solidarity in a Crisis, shares her tips on managing stress – the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. “I’ve been working in the mental health sector for nearly seven years and as part of the Solidarity in a Crisis team I help to provide out […]

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Let’s talk about stress… May 14

Liz Durrant is Director of Mental Health at Certitude. She believes applying some self-compassion could help us all alleviate stress – the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. “It’s worth remembering that there is no ‘us’ and ‘them’ dividing those who are mentally ‘unwell’ and those who never struggle with their mental wellbeing. […]

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Are we really learning from preventable deaths? May 04

Helen Cairns, Certitude’s Treat Me Right! Project Manager responds to the LeDeR Programme Report… It seems unthinkable that 10 years on from Death by Indifference and 5 years after the Confidential Inquiry into the Deaths of People with Learning Disabilities, people who have learning disabilities and autism are still dying younger than the rest of […]

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Walking in memory of loved ones Apr 17

Thursday 12th April saw people join together in an emotional walk across Brixton in memory of “Laughing Boy” Connor Sparrowhawk, Danny Tozer, Anthony Dawson, and others whose deaths could have been prevented with better support. Connor, who had autism and epilepsy, was found dead in a specialist NHS unit in Oxford on 4 July 2013 […]

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