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Distance Learning & Web-based Course details

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We’re now delivering some of our First Aid for Mental Health (FA4MH) courses via a mixture of home learning, webinar & support – they’re the same great OfQual regulated courses – delivered differently for these different times! This post details how the courses will run as an over view – and then has specific guidance […]

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We’ve become a CIC

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We’ve big news – Mental Health North West has become a Community Interest Company. When I first started delivering courses under the name Mental Health North West the aim was simple – to get help for mental health issues as much recognition as it needs – to help people have the skills to help someone […]

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Meeting & walking with a stranger

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I recently offered some free supported walks for people struggling during lockdown – the response was huge. Now for me this is relatively easy – its kinda what I’ve done for a living for over a decade – but a lot of lovely people reached out to ask how they could do the same. Which […]

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Get Outside to boost your Mental Health

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updated for lockdown! Study after study shows that time spent outdoors is not only beneficial for our physical health but is also great for our Mental Health – a double win! The interesting thing about most of this research is that it’s not big dramatic challenges like scaling a mountain or running a marathon that […]

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What is Walk and Talk therapy?

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“Walk & Talk?” what’s that all about then…. One of the questions I get asked most often by friends, existing and prospective clients. I do A LOT of walking – and sometimes I’ll do a lot of talking if I’m leading an engagement or training session. But increasingly over the last few years I’ve started […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury and Dementia

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This article references a study published in Lancet Psychiatry, April 2018 The long term consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) are very much in the news at the moment with both footballers and boxers coming forward to say that they believe their poor mental health and (sometimes) impaired cognitive function has been affected by repeated […]