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Ever thought about anxiety? Where it comes from? How it influences and affects those closest to us? Is it, for instance, genetic or a product of our environment? Should we be thinking about such things in altogether different terms? Most people, we think it’s fair to say, don’t have such thoughts or ever ask such...
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These are challenging times for many.  Children and young people with pre-existing mental health issues, are brought into sharp focus this week, following new research from YoungMinds. Having surveyed more than 2,000 under-25s with a mental health history, the charity’s findings are striking. The picture painted underlines that COVID-19 isn’t just affecting our bodies.  Increased...
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Concerned about Coronavirus (COVID-19)? You’re far from alone. It is dominating debate and discussion – the sole talking point, and the subject on everybody’s lips. On news bulletins. On social media. In the school playground. This seems certain to be the case for days, weeks and months to come. These are troubling times that are...
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  This is an unsettling time. Children and young people who are already experiencing stress and anxiety, can find it especially difficult. Our aim is to continue to provide a safe, effective and supportive mental health service whilst protecting our patients, their families, staff and our associates. We are monitoring the developing Coronavirus situation on...
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Eating disorders are on the rise in the UK.  Young people in particular are at risk.  This is something that we’ve been saying here for quite some time now. It gives us no satisfaction to report that the latest research – published this autumn – backs up our long-held assertion. Published in the journal BMJ...
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Social media and its impact on mental health is a topic that we’ve covered before on our blog. The link between the two is – in our opinion – beyond question. On this, not everyone is in agreement. Indeed, certain studies have concluded that time spent on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram does not have a...
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Please note — this isn’t a political post. It does emanate from a politician, granted. But this is not about Parliament or parties or point scoring.  It’s about young people, it’s about underlining issues and it’s about striving to address them. That being the case, we’re not going to name the politician in question (or...
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“Children these days are stuck. They stay at home and stare at a screen. They’re not off their phones – ever.” – Norman Williams, 72. Grandfather of 17. **** Pressure to achieve at school. Pressure to fit in. Pressure to have the latest gadgets and devices. Pressure to conform. Bullied at school and at home...
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Confession time: Love Island 2019. We’re not watching it. In this, it seems, we’re in the minority, for since it returned to ITV, social media in particular has been awash with all the latest updates, details and drama. It isn’t our cup of tea, that much is clear, but our intention is not to deride. ...
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In Hexham, not too far from our base here at CPUK, there lives a lady. Her name is Vicki Dillon. She has Parkinson’s disease. She was diagnosed at a young age – just 35 – back in 2007. Twelve years on, Vicki has just taken part in a pioneering drug trial and appeared on a...
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