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Dealing with aid worker burnout

Dealing with aid worker burnout | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
What can aid organisations do to minimise the risk of workers suffering burnout and prevent compassion fatigue?
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Welcome to Marsden Therapy

Welcome to Marsden Therapy | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it

Welcome to the Marsden Therapy Newsletter on Scoop.it - a site for collecting articles, blog posts and videos about my passion: counselling and mental health. Please browse my collection and post your comments. 

You can visit my website at http://www.marsdentherapy.co.uk and follow me on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/marsdentherapy

and read my blog at http://www.marsdentherapy.blogspot.co.uk On my website and blog you'll find links to my other sites and learn more about my interests: counselling, counsellor supervision, training, teaching, NLP, research and writing. Thanks for visiting and best wishes!

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Violent video games research: consensus or confusion?

Violent video games research: consensus or confusion? | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it

Pete Etchells and Chris Chambers: A new paper arguing that there is consensus that violent video games cause aggression highlights the pitfalls of peer review

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Hoarding | Visual.ly

Hoarding | Visual.ly | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
And infographic on the subject of Hoarding. It presents statistic data and key information on what hoarding is, how is it spread, what are the signs w
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Mental illness treatment needs massive investment. The case is overwhelming

Mental illness treatment needs massive investment. The case is overwhelming | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Richard Layard: Giving mental health sufferers greater access to therapies such as CBT is not only the right thing to do – it would save the NHS huge sums
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Family-abuse children 'unprotected'

Family-abuse children 'unprotected' | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it

"Alarming gaps" in knowledge about abuse within families mean "substantial numbers" of children are not adequately protected, England's deputy children's commissioner Sue Berelowitz has said.

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The study, carried out for the Office of the Children's Commissioner by researchers at Middlesex University, found "glaring omissions" in what was known about abuse in family environments.

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Health in Mind's curator insight, July 3, 7:19 AM

Worrying omissions from research on childhood abuse according to BBC report - since most research and services focus on adult survivors. 

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Be wary of Wikipedia, say scientists

Be wary of Wikipedia, say scientists | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it

Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia, contains errors in nine out of 10 of its health entries, and should be treated with caution, a study has said.

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Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia, contains errors in nine out of 10 of its health entries, and should be treated with caution, a study has said. Students at UCBC never use Wikipedia and this helps to explain why.

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Could digital treatments meet mental health service users' needs?

Could digital treatments meet mental health service users' needs? | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Digital treatments can be more accessible and efficient, so how can the NHS develop them, asks SA Mathieson
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The grief equation

The grief equation | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it

The painter and poet Frieda Hughes, 54, daughter of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, has decided to train as a bereavement counsellor following a series of losses

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This is why I think we are never truly broken, because our brokenness may become the very thing that gives our life meaning and purpose,. 

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Women with persistent genital arousal disorder: 'People hear orgasm and they think it's a good thing'

Women with persistent genital arousal disorder: 'People hear orgasm and they think it's a good thing' | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Eleanor Margolis: Sufferers of PGAD can feel constantly on the brink of an orgasm. One thing they all share is pain, and distress at the way their condition is covered in the media
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The nightmare of living with OCD

The nightmare of living with OCD | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Is that my blood? Is it somebody else's? What if they were HIV-positive? What if I've caught it? Science writer David Adam reveals what it's like to live with an overwhelming fear of being infected with HIV
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Rethinking schizophrenia: Taming demons without drugs - health - 06 February 2014 - New Scientist

Rethinking schizophrenia: Taming demons without drugs - health - 06 February 2014 - New Scientist | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Antipsychotic drugs may do more harm than good. The tide is turning towards gentler methods, from talking therapies to brain training, says Clare Wilson
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The drugs do work, but they can't cure unhappiness

The drugs do work, but they can't cure unhappiness | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Tim Cantopher: Antidepressants are sometimes prescribed when they aren't needed, but never to use them is to miss an opportunity
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Olivia Gillingham's curator insight, November 24, 2013 4:14 PM

Difficult to find antidepressents that work better for those with depression.

Carolyn Barber's curator insight, November 25, 2013 9:16 AM

An interesting contribution with some good insights into the pitfalls of relying on research.

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Vampire, The Archetype

Vampire, The Archetype | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it

The vampire myth has appeared over the centuries in almost every culture, beginning with the earliest recorded epic from Babylonia, about 2000 years B.C. Although there are cultural variations in the various legends, there is always one defining trait of a vampire: a vampire sucks blood. It consumes another to sustain it's own life.

 

Blood stands for life, and blood is also the archetypal symbol of the soul (life energy) . Therefore blood is a central symbol in many religions, including the Christian. The central image of all vampire lore is blood.

The image of the vampire is dark. Like an insatiable void, vampires consume another person and suck away their life energy. The vampire story has been a prime carrier of horror, but a remarkable aspect of this horror is the vampire's lack of violence, and except for some of Hollywood's versions, commonly a lack of overt sex... (Click title for more)


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Premier League tackles mental health

Premier League tackles mental health | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
With one in four people affected by mental illness, Premier League clubs have introduced "mental health first aiders" to help safeguard young men in their charge.
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Good to see more being done to promote and protect good mental health amongst this high-risk group.

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Treat Depression - Depression Treatment & Online Care

Treat Depression - Depression Treatment & Online Care | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
The site provides educational, informative, interesting and important information about Depression and everything connected with it.
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Can You Be Happy in a Sexless Relationship? - Nancy's Counseling Corner

Can You Be Happy in a Sexless Relationship? - Nancy's Counseling Corner | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
If you have a happy, stable, fun, loving marriage, you should count your blessings, right? Right. But what if that marriage is happy, stable, fun and loving without sex? Would you still count your blessings? In other words, can couples be happy without sex? The answer is, it depends. People have different tolerances and needs. …
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When blind people lose a loved one

When blind people lose a loved one | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it

The loss of a loved one is tough, but blindness presents particular challenges when coping with a death in the family. Dave Williams, who works for a software company in Worcester, is blind and shares his recent experiences of bereavement on this week's In Touch.

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Austerity or opportunity? How mental health services can thrive

Austerity or opportunity? How mental health services can thrive | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Mental health services in the UK seem to be coloured by a poverty of thinking, creativity and action, says Mike Smith
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Messing with your head: Does the man behind Neuro-Linguistic Programming want to change your life – or control your mind?

Messing with your head: Does the man behind Neuro-Linguistic Programming want to change your life – or control your mind? | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
How, exactly, does one go about interviewing a man who has dedicated his life's work to the art of mind control? Are difficult questions going to be swept under a carpet of charm? Can his answers be trusted? Will this piece, mysteriously, write itself as a glowing appraisal?
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Bail hostel with mental health team helps residents integrate into society

Bail hostel with mental health team helps residents integrate into society | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
St Joseph's approved premises in Greater Manchester works with offenders to reintroduce them into society after prison, reports Ciara Leeming
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Here's an article on St Joseph's Approved Premises in Manchester. I have fond memories of nine years working in a probation hostel.

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Bullied children still suffer at 50

Bullied children still suffer at 50 | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
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Children who are bullied can still experience negative effects on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later, say researchers from King's College London.

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Mental health cuts cost NHS millions

Mental health cuts cost NHS millions | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it

Cuts to mental health care are costing the NHS millions of pounds long-term, a report has said. More cases of psychosis and schizophrenia now end up in hospital rather than being treated in the community, it said.

Rethink Mental Illness published the report with the London School of Economics.

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Britain's male suicide rate is a national tragedy

Britain's male suicide rate is a national tragedy | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Ally Fogg: Our failure over 30 years to even dent the number of men who kill themselves is a scandal that has cost thousands of lives
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New Research Finds Memories Are ‘Geotagged’ - Psych Central News

New Research Finds Memories Are ‘Geotagged’   - Psych Central News | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered that brain cells encode spatial information with “geotags” that are activated immediately before those memories are recovered.
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My experience as a nurse on Christmas Island changed the core of my being

My experience as a nurse on Christmas Island changed the core of my being | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Emma Hunter: Working with asylum seekers as a mental health nurse has transformed me and challenged my ethics, but I am proud to have shown compassion to people with unbearably tragic stories
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