Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It effects how we think, feel and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress related to others and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of line from childhood and throughout adulthood. According to the (WHO) The World Health organisation conceptualizes [...]
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Blood cancer is a type of cancer that affects your blood cells. Leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma are some of the common types of blood cancer. There are also types called MPNs and MDS. Blood cancer is caused by changes (mutations) in the DNA within blood cells. This causes the blood cells to start behaving abnormally. [...]
Morning blood sugar, pre-meal blood sugar, counting carbs. HbA1c, blood pressure, how many carbs were in that sandwich again? Diabetes can feel like a never-ending stream of numbers for individuals living with the condition. And some days, they just don’t add up. Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects millions of people worldwide, and its prevalence [...]
Mental Health Awareness Week (15/05 – 21/05) is an annual event that takes place in the UK to raise awareness about mental health issues and reduce the stigma associated with them. The week-long campaign is organized by the Mental Health Foundation, a charity that works to improve mental health and wellbeing for all. Anxiety The theme [...]
Reinforce, Focus and Energise Nutrition and Hydration Week (13th – 19th March 2023) is an annual event with a shared, global objective to “Reinforce, Focus and Energise” engagement to promote nutrition and hydration as a fundamental element to maintaining health and wellbeing within health and social care. residential care system is facing a major problem. Approximately [...]
When was the last time you checked to see if your immune system is up to date? This August, National Immunization Awareness Month raises awareness and encourages everyone to make sure they are current on the necessary vaccinations for potentially harmful diseases. Many diseases can be easily prevented by administering vaccines, and thus, protecting you [...]
Schizophrenia Awareness Week aims to educate and reduce stigma surrounding schizophrenia. There are still many misconceptions about schizophrenia and it continues to be a mental health challenge that is rarely spoken about. Often, someone with schizophrenia is portrayed in the media and through film and television as dangerous or violent, however, this is not the case. [...]
Diabetes (diabetes mellitus) is a complicated condition and there are many different types of diabetes. Here we'll take you through everything you need to know. What is diabetes? Diabetes is a serious condition where your blood glucose level is too high. It can happen when your body doesn't produce enough insulin or the insulin it produces [...]
LONELINESS! Loneliness is a growing problem in modern day life. Even before the lockdowns and social distancing that were brought on by the pandemic, around 5% of adults in the UK reported feeling lonely. And ONS data shows that 3.7 million people reported ‘chronic loneliness’ in 2021 following a year of COVID restrictions. Of course, just [...]
STRESS AWARENESS Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992 to raise awareness of the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic. The lack of support can cause loneliness and isolation, which in turn lowers people’s well-being, impacts mental health, and can lead to mental illness. Social isolation is an important risk factor [...]