Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week
Posted 08th May 2017

You can see a broken leg. You will not see a broken mind!

One person in four in the UK will have a mental health problem at some point in their life. While mental health problems are common, most are mild. A doctor can usually deal with them without referring the person for specialist help.

Anxiety and depression are the most common mental health problems. Often these are a reaction to a difficult life event, for example moving house, bereavement, or problems at work.

Problems tend to be short-term and are generally treated by medication from a GP. The GP will review this treatment and if there is no improvement, consider referring to a specialist.

Libben see that a link between a persons mindfulness whilst at work and the persons life in general. This could lead to severe difficulties if not managed effectively.

It isn't that we should have no stress at all. We need some stressors to challenge us as human beings. Some things we do not like to challenge. This is the 'FIght' or 'Flight' effect.

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