In today’s Mental Health Awareness Week blog we hear from Liz Brooks, Managing Director for Social Care, about her love of nature and the outdoors and some amazing wildlife discoveries she made on recent walks.
This year’s Deaf Awareness Week theme is ‘Coming Through it Together’. In this blog we look at why deafness is such an invisible disability and what we can do to raise awareness.
Many parents and carers will be concerned about the impact of the pandemic on their children, and how they will cope now they have returned to school. Here, Cygnet’s National Head of Education Ed Hall, shares some advice to help parents support children’s wellbeing at home.
The mental health sector has transformed over the last two decades as mental ill health has become more accepted and the independent sector a more integral part of NHS delivery but age old issues around staffing remain, says Vicky McNally, Corporate Governance Director at Cygnet Health Care, as she looks back over 25 years in mental health.
This week (1st March – 7th March) marks Eating Disorders Awareness Week. In this blog Kathrin Gioia, Senior Occupational Therapist at Cygnet Hospital Ealing, looks at some of the many pervasive myths about eating disorders, and draws from her inpatient experiences to correct misinformation around this commonly misunderstood illness.
Self-Injury Awareness Day is an annual global awareness day on March 1st and its purpose is to raise awareness about self-injury. This is an incredibly worrying issue in the current climate, with rising concern over the potential impact of lockdown on mental health. Many people have a hard time talking about self-injury. In this blog, we look at the potential impact of Covid-19 pandemic on children’s mental health and how you can help them.