hiring a private maternity nurse

Are you suffering the effects of baby quake

What is baby quake? Every parent will tell you that having a baby is life changing, you have gone from a couple who are free to do as they please and only have themselves to worry about, to suddenly having another human being who is totally reliant on you in the home. They are demanding,

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Am I having a breakdown?

Am I having a breakdown? What with work pressures, financial strains and all the other juggling involved in just keeping family life ticking over, stress is so common in 21st century family life that it can be regarded as normal. In some cases, it can even be a positive – some of us are at

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what is mental health

What is mental health?

Mental health, like physical health is something that we all have. It is also called emotional health or wellbeing and refers to how well we feel in our thoughts and emotions and it links to our levels of self-esteem. Our mental health can go up and down at different times in our lives and it

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cognitive behavioural therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapy

What is CBT? Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy designed to help individuals change the way they think about challenging situations. It is commonly used to treat people suffering from a range of mental disorders including: Depression Anxiety Post traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) Chronic pain Panic attacks Eating disorders Phobias Addictions Obsessive-compulsive disorder

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SAD seasonal affective disorder

Situational Depression

Whenever you experience significant life events you need time to adjust or recover.  Sometimes, particularly when these events are traumatic, you may not cope very well for a short time and you may develop situational depression (also often referred to as ‘adjustment disorder’). What is Situational Depression? Unlike clinical (or major) depression, situational depression is

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post traumatic stress

Post traumatic stress

What is PTS? The term post traumatic stress (PTS) is used to describe a range of symptoms that can appear after people have been involved in situations that are outside of most human experience. These situations can cause acute distress and include being in a serious car accident, being held hostage, being the victim of

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