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Lived experience informs empathetic approach Jun 11

Natalie became a carer at a young age. Now she is using her life experience to support others through our mental health support service, Solidarity in Crisis. “Life can hit you unexpectedly and it’s how you deal with such events that create life experience. My personal journey as a carer began unexpectedly when I was […]

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How do you manage stress? May 17

Liz Durrant, Director of Mental Health at Certitude, shares some of her own strategies for managing stress – the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. This week could be a good time to ask yourself what you are like when you become stressed – as well as your loved ones and colleagues. Recognising […]

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Dying Matters: everyone has the right to a good death May 16

The aim of Dying Matters Awareness Week is to encourage people to talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement. We’ll be encouraging all our staff, people we support and families to openly discuss this challenging subject – it’s a conversation no one really wants to start but it’s a subject we’ll all have to think […]

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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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