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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.

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There was no space in my life to look after me

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.

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The importance of connecting with nature for our wellbeing

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.

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GP trainee shares her experience of accessing mental health support during the pandemic

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.

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Pharmacist shares experience of mental health support during Long COVID recovery

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.