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

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

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

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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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More people suffer from anxiety than ever before - and tech is to blame

More people suffer from anxiety than ever before - and tech is to blame | Counsellors UK CIC | Scoop.it
Overcoming anxiety and finding anxiety cures is harder in the age of technology but not impossible

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Jamie is psychotic and won't go outside. Mental health services are failing him

Jamie is psychotic and won't go outside. Mental health services are failing him | Counsellors UK CIC | Scoop.it
As a psychiatrist, I work hard to support his wish to remain in the community but there are many barriers
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Some universities need to triple mental health services funding, says report

Some universities need to triple mental health services funding, says report | Counsellors UK CIC | Scoop.it
Higher Education Policy Institute says scale of mental health problem among university students is bigger then ever
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I was labelled a bad kid in care. That really hurt

I was labelled a bad kid in care. That really hurt | Counsellors UK CIC | Scoop.it
It’s easy to judge or stereotype children in care, but it’s not helpful and can be damaging
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Can Pursuing Happiness Make You Unhappy? | AllPsych Blog

Can Pursuing Happiness Make You Unhappy? | AllPsych Blog | Counsellors UK CIC | 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 | Counsellors UK CIC | 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 | Counsellors UK CIC | 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 | Counsellors UK CIC | 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 | Counsellors UK CIC | 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 | Counsellors UK CIC | 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 | Counsellors UK CIC | 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 | Counsellors UK CIC | 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 | Counsellors UK CIC | Scoop.it
Emotionally responsive games where the calmest contestant wins are being developed for young people with their mental health
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London fire chief says she has had counselling for Grenfell Tower trauma

London fire chief says she has had counselling for Grenfell Tower trauma | Counsellors UK CIC | Scoop.it
Dany Cotton reveals she has sought help in aftermath of fire that is believed to have killed about 80 people
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How we feel about Freud: Susie Orbach and Frederick Crews debate his legacy

How we feel about Freud: Susie Orbach and Frederick Crews debate his legacy | Counsellors UK CIC | Scoop.it
Crews, an academic, thinks psychoanalysis is an unscientific jumble of ideas, while psychoanalyst Orbach would prefer not to throw the baby out with the patriarchal bias
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Man down: why do so many suffer depression in silence?

Man down: why do so many suffer depression in silence? | Counsellors UK CIC | Scoop.it
When Kevin Braddock hit rockbottom, he had every intention of killing himself. He recounts what happened next – and reveals why so few men ask for help
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Challenge for mental health charity in memory of two brothers who committed suicide

A LOVING brother is raising money for a mental health charity in memory of his two brothers who both killed themselves.

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Childhood trauma can affect you until your 50s

Childhood trauma can affect you until your 50s | Counsellors UK CIC | 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 | Counsellors UK CIC | 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 | Counsellors UK CIC | 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 | Counsellors UK CIC | 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 | Counsellors UK CIC | 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 | Counsellors UK CIC | 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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