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.
NHS employees are among the millions of individuals who report worsening mental health caused by the pandemic and resulting lockdowns.
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?
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.
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.
Dr Rob Morgan is one of our Dr Advisors and has shared his story of how he came to work for HHP Wales.
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.
Sarah, a consultant anaesthetist of over twenty years, has shared how her mental health was affected by issues in her family and how she accessed the help she needed to cope.
Nature is the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week and Professor Debbie Cohen, one of the founders of HHP Wales, has kindly shared some thoughts on how important it is for NHS staff to connect with nature.
Wales (HHP Wales), a support service for all NHS staff in Wales, has joined the Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences at Cardiff University.
We are excited to announce the call for expressions of interest for a chairperson and up to a further six members to establish the HHP Wales Public Advisory Group (PAG).
Natalie is a GP trainee currently living and working in west Wales. She shares her struggle from the start of 2020 when her anxiety flared up, exacerbated by issues in her personal life and working as a junior doctor in the middle of a global pandemic.
South Wales pharmacist, Geraint Jones, contracted COVID-19 in April 2020. He has kindly shared an insight to his experiences over the last year after he was later diagnosed with Long COVID.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first annual symposium on 11 December 2020.
We were pleased to bring together the team involved in running the HHP Wales service with a wider audience interested and involved in mental health support across Wales and the UK.