Suffolk Mind Blog

We want to make Suffolk the best place in the world for talking about and taking care of mental health and real stories from real people, can help achieve this.

Our blog is for mental health professionals offering advice and information, aswell as people who have experienced mental health problems. If you would like to write for the Suffolk Mind blog, email marketing@suffolkmind.org.uk

Meeting the need for Security, July 2018

Written by Ezra Hewing, Head of Mental Health Education, Suffolk Mind

Suffolk Mind is focusing on the need for security during the month of July. We all need to feel safe in the place that we live, work or study. We all need to a degree of financial security to be sure that we can provide for ourselves and our loved ones. To read more about the need for security, click here.

Meeting the need for Sleep, June 2018

Written by Ezra Hewing, Head of Mental Health Education, Suffolk Mind

Suffolk Mind is focusing on the need for sleep during the month of June. Sleep is as important to our health as eating, drinking and breathing. Insomnia and poor quality sleep are linked to physical ill health as well as mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. Thankfully, we’re beginning to recognise that sleep is important for our wellbeing. Read more about how to get a better nights sleep here.

Meeting the need for Achievement, May 2018

Written by Ezra Hewing, Head of Mental Health Education, Suffolk Mind.

Suffolk Mind is focusing on the need for achievement during the month of May. Are you feeling like you need more of a challenge in life? Do you have personal goals and aspirations which really get you motivated to do more? Is there a skill or a talent that you’ve always to nurture and develop? This is what your emotional need for achievement is all about. Click here to read more.

The root of ALL ill health, April 2018

Written by Michelle Paterson, a nutritional therapist at Quay Place.

We all have emotional & physical needs that need to be met to ensure good mental health. Food and drink is one of them. In the UK, many (unfortunately not all) of us are lucky enough to have access to good healthcare services, a plentiful supply of food and drink, shelter, exercise, company and a range of other factors that may positively influence our overall health & vitality. Click here to read on.

Meeting the need for Food & Drink, April 2018

Written by Ezra Hewing, Head of Mental Health Education, Suffolk Mind.

The month of April is all about food and drink. Food and drink should be one of life’s pleasures; beyond just eating to live, experiencing new tastes, the feeling of being nourished, and the sense of community which comes from eating and drinking with others. Click here to read on.

Meeting the need for Respect, March 2018

Written by Ezra Hewing, Head of Mental Health Education, Suffolk Mind.

The month of March is all about meeting the emotional need of Respect. It feels great when we are valued by the people around us, but meeting the need to feel respected is about more than lifting our mood. When people show us genuine respect, it tells us something important about ourselves and how we fit into the world around us. To read on, click here.

Breaking the grip of addiction, February 2018

Written by Ezra Hewing, Head of Mental Health Education, Suffolk Mind.

Any parent or carer for a child will go to great lengths to protect that young person from illness and injury. Finding out that your child is in the grip of addiction can come as a shock and leaves families unprepared for the consequences. Parents often find that they blame themselves or each other for a child’s substance abuse – which doesn’t help anyone. Click here to read on.

Meeting the need for Emotional Connection, February 2018

Written by Ezra Hewing, Head of Mental Health Education, Suffolk Mind.

Each month, at Quay Place & Suffolk Mind, we focus on an emotional or physical need which supports emotional wellbeing. This month it’s the need for emotional connection. The need for emotional connection means having a relationship where we feel accepted by another person, in a way which lets us be ourselves without fear of being judged. Click here to read on.


 

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