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Five ways we can look after our mental health at Christmas

After last year’s Christmas in lockdown, this year’s more “normal” celebrations will be welcomed. However, while celebrating with friends and family again will be joyful for many, it will also pose mental health challenges to others.

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Mental health on the COVID-19 frontline

NHS employees are among the millions of individuals who report worsening mental health caused by the pandemic and resulting lockdowns.

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Getting help: free and confidential support for alcohol use

Did you know that for both men and women it is recommended that we drink no more than 14 units of alcohol per week?

But what exactly is a unit and when is it too much?  

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I didn’t know I had PTSD: a personal account

From experiencing trauma through personal tragedy as well as working in a high-stress environment, Amanda found herself living in a constant state of fear.

She has kindly shared her experience of the HHP Wales service and what led her to seeking support for her mental health.

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Five factors that could be affecting your sleep

Mental health and sleep are closely linked. After a good night’s sleep, we wake up feeling physically and mentally refreshed while a bad night’s sleep can leave us feeling physically sluggish and mentally low.

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Meeting the people here to help: Dr Rob Morgan

Dr Rob Morgan is one of our Dr Advisors and has shared his story of how he came to work for HHP Wales.

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10 things you may not know about PTSD

Many people think of PTSD as something that affects those who have had traumatic experiences while serving in the military, but it can affect anyone who has experienced a traumatic situation.