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Feel better about yourself: Understanding the power of self-compassion

Feel better about yourself: Understanding the power of self-compassion | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
Researchers are discovering the importance of treating yourself with the same compassion you extend to other people.

Via Fuller Life Family Therapy, Dr. Amy Fuller
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Fuller Life Family Therapy's curator insight, June 18, 2015 8:21 AM

A self-compassionate attitude has tremendous power to help achieve goals, reduce stress, and promote mental, physical and emotional well-being.

Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, November 13, 2015 9:58 PM

Great summary of the healing power of self-compassion scooped by Fuller Life Family Therapy

Revolvingofdoors's curator insight, August 28, 2016 5:31 AM

A very interesting article.  We need to be compassionate to ourselves as well as others.  

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Can Pursuing Happiness Make You Unhappy? | AllPsych Blog

Can Pursuing Happiness Make You Unhappy? | AllPsych Blog | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
How’s this for a cruel paradox: the more you want to be happy, the less happy you become.
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Child mental health money not making frontline - report - BBC News

Child mental health money not making frontline - report - BBC News | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
Cash to boost child mental health care is not making it to front-line services, says a report.
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Imagine if physical illness was treated the same way as mental illness? Doesn't bear thinking about, does it!
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CQC to investigate rising number of mental health detentions | The Commissioning Review

CQC to investigate rising number of mental health detentions | The Commissioning Review | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
The Care Quality Commission is launching an investigation into the rising number of detentions under the Mental Health Act in England.
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"To get to the bottom of this, we are launching an investigation into the reasons why detentions under the Mental Health Act in England continue to rise. We expect to publish our findings from this next year.”
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Tiny minority of people with depression get treatment, study finds

Tiny minority of people with depression get treatment, study finds | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
In poorest countries, only one in 27 people with depression receive adequate treatment, according to researchers
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'As boys, we are told to be brave': men on masculinity and mental health

'As boys, we are told to be brave': men on masculinity and mental health | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
New analysis found links between so-called masculine traits and depression and substance use. We asked men about gender stereotypes and mental health
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Child mental health money not making frontline - report - BBC News

Child mental health money not making frontline - report - BBC News | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
Cash to boost child mental health care is not making it to front-line services, says a report.
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Men much less likely to seek mental health help than women

Men much less likely to seek mental health help than women | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
Huge survey shows gender gap and the need for ‘cultural shift’ says charity chief
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A survey commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation found that not only are men far less likely than women to seek professional support, they are also less likely to disclose a mental health problem to friends and family.
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Fewer than half of GPs have adequate mental health training, charity warns

Fewer than half of GPs have adequate mental health training, charity warns | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
Read Fewer than half of GPs have adequate mental health training, charity warns latest on ITV News. All the Health news
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Fewer than half of GPs have adequate training in mental health, figures have revealed. Only 46% of trainee GPs have undertaken a training placement in a mental health setting, data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the charity Mind shows. And once qualified, GPs are under no obligation to have any further training despite the fact an estimated one in three GP appointments is related to mental health, the charity said.
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And breathe: the computer games helping kids relax

And breathe: the computer games helping kids relax | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
Emotionally responsive games where the calmest contestant wins are being developed for young people with their mental health
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Great idea?
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Childline anxiety calls spike as children express fears over global events

Childline anxiety calls spike as children express fears over global events | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
Increasing numbers of children calling with concerns over world affairs such as the EU referendum, US election and Syria conflict
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The police can’t continue to pick up the pieces of Britain’s mental health cuts | Ian Blair

The police can’t continue to pick up the pieces of Britain’s mental health cuts | Ian Blair | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
Officers’ duty to protect the community from crime and terror is being jeopardised by the time they spend on people in crisis
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Meet The Artsy Magazine That Will Focus Solely On Mental Illness

Meet The Artsy Magazine That Will Focus Solely On Mental Illness | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
"We’d be a much healthier world if people could talk about things like anxiety, depression and PTSD the same way you talk about cancer or migraines.”
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The magazine aims to take a deep, illustrative look at what it’s like to have a mental illness in the world today primarily through visual storytelling. Indhira Rojas, Anxy’s founder and creative director, and Jennifer Maerz, the editor-in-chief of the magazine, hope to launch the first issue early next year.
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Psychotherapy for Anxiety May Be Most Effective in the Morning | Psych Central News

Psychotherapy for Anxiety May Be Most Effective in the Morning | Psych Central News | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
New research suggests individuals make more progress toward overcoming anxiety, fears, and phobias when their therapy sessions are scheduled in the morning
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Childhood trauma can affect you until your 50s

Childhood trauma can affect you until your 50s | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
Childhood abuse can create long-lasting scars, damage our perception of the world and set our brains to self-destruct until we are well into our 50s, say experts. While the relationships that we form at a young age help us to develop, if they are destructive, they can negatively impact the rest of our lives.
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I almost lost my daughter because of her mental health problems

I almost lost my daughter because of her mental health problems | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
I know too many parents who are not as lucky. The child and adolescent mental health system needs urgent attention
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Sally had an assessment with a consultant psychiatrist one month later who suggested we go private because the waiting list was so long. This was our first taster of the feeling of inadequacy you can have as the parent of a sick child. We didn’t have the money to go private.
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Share your experience of suicidal recovery

Your experience is important to us. Sharing your story can be beneficial for you, and inspiring for others.
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SANE website -visit to share your experiences
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Growing crisis in children and young people's mental health demands action

Growing crisis in children and young people's mental health demands action | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
Young people face unprecedented social pressures, leading to serious psychological distress. Society’s response has been inadequate
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Psychiatrists attack 'scandal' of child mental health spending

Psychiatrists attack 'scandal' of child mental health spending | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
Royal college analysis says NHS bodies in some areas are spending little more than £2 per child despite surge in illness
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Psychiatrists claim the small sums being spent by GP-led clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England constitute a national scandal at a time when youth self-harm and suicide are rising.
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Parents May Not Recognize Kids’ PTSD | Psych Central News

Parents May Not Recognize Kids’ PTSD | Psych Central News | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
New research finds that young children may experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for years without it being recognized by their parents. In a new
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Distressing Facts About Distressed Therapists, Part 1 | Psych Central Professional

Distressing Facts About Distressed Therapists, Part 1 | Psych Central Professional | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
The Silent Killer Psychologists and therapists in general are an interesting population. Many of them are committed to the difficult task of helping people
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Adele Opens Up About Parenting and Postpartum Depression

The singer talks about the challenges of parenting and mental health in her December Vanity Fair cover story.
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Adele talks about mental health, good on her!
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New crisis in prisons as suicides hit record levels

New crisis in prisons as suicides hit record levels | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
Liz Truss unveils fresh strategy as jails suffer ‘epidemic’ of self-harm
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I used my negative mental health experience to give hope to others

I used my negative mental health experience to give hope to others | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
By talking about my borderline personality disorder to a roomful of people, I could see I had made a difference to those with mental ill health
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Inspiring.....
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NHS figures show 'shocking' rise in self-harm among young

NHS figures show 'shocking' rise in self-harm among young | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
Upward trend is more pronounced among girls and is evidence of increased social pressures on children, say experts
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More mental health support for "Blue Light" crews

More mental health support for "Blue Light" crews | CounsellorsUK | Scoop.it
Read the latest Granada stories, More mental health support for "Blue Light" crews on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest Granada news
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About time we had more support for all frontline services including our soldiers
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