Tag Archive for 'mental health'

Guernsey Mind’s “Change for the Good” Conference on 15 October

October 14th, 2015 by Guernsey Mind

Guernsey Mind‘s “Change for the Good” themed conference at Les Cotils, St Peter Port on Thursday 15 October 2015 will be chaired by Sue Baker, Director of the Time to Change Campaign, a social movement made up of thousands of individuals and organisations across England who are getting the nation to rethink their attitude to […]

Guernsey conference on managing mental well-being in the workplace

July 23rd, 2013 by Guernsey Mind

Guernsey Mind is holding a conference for local business leaders on cost-effective workplace management strategies to support mental well-being. ‘Mental Wellbeing is Every Employees Business‘ Conference with UK and Guernsey speakers takes place at Les Cotils on 24 September 2013. John Curran, Guernsey Mind chairman, said “staff well-being is one of the most important factors in […]

Guernsey Community Foundation applications for grants accepted until 28 June 2013

June 11th, 2013 by Guernsey Community Foundation

Five Guernsey organisations have benefitted from the first round of the Guernsey Community Foundation’s 2013 Quarterly Grants Programme which focuses on capacity building, to improve the all-round capability of voluntary organisations supporting the local community. Guernsey Alzheimer’s Association was awarded £3,500 to help extend services within the Bailiwick of Guernsey. Support for the costs of […]

Regular exercise good for the mind

December 14th, 2012 by Springer

The physical benefits of regular exercise and remaining physically active, especially as we age, are well documented. However, it appears that it is not only the body which benefits from exercise, but the mind too. The evidence for this is published in a new review by Hayley Guiney and Liana Machado from the University of […]

Adult education courses improve mental health and well-being

November 12th, 2012 by UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills

Learning a language or brushing up on your maths skills in your spare time can boost your life satisfaction in the same way as a £750 a year pay rise, according to research commissioned by the UK’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. People who take an adult learning course, ranging from an art class […]

Non-smokers damage their memory when exposed to cigarette smoke

September 12th, 2012 by Northumbria University

Non-smokers who live with or spend time with smokers are damaging their memory, according to new research from Northumbria University. The findings, published in the paper “Exposure to second-hand smoke damages everyday prospective memory” in the online edition of the journal Addiction is the first study to explore the relationship between exposure to other people’s […]

Helping others does you good

June 9th, 2012 by Mental Health Foundation

The UK charity, Mental Health Foundation, has published its Doing Good? report. The report highlights the impact that helping others has on people’s mental health and well-being, following a public attitude survey which showed that people believe society has become more selfish. The UK faces challenging and unstable times with volatile economic markets and job […]

Making our community inclusive

May 4th, 2012 by Emilie Yerby

In our community, we all work together. When your dream job comes up, you know you will be able to get into the office to take that interview. When you start your job, you know your employer will value your skills and ideas, and will work with you to overcome any practical barriers that might […]

Issues facing disabled people and their families in Guernsey

April 12th, 2012 by Guernsey Disability Alliance

Disability isn’t just wheelchairs and white sticks It’s natural to think of people with mobility problems when you hear the word “disabled”. But the term is much broader than that. A disabled islander could be someone with a mental health problem, a learning difficulty, a visual or hearing impairment or a long-term illness like cancer. […]

Green space helps one cope with life’s challenges

February 21st, 2012 by University of Edinburgh

The presence of parks and woodland in economically deprived areas may help people cope better with job losses, post traumatic stress disorder, chronic fatigue and anxiety, researchers say. Stress levels of unemployed people are linked more to their surroundings than their age, gender, disposable income, and degree of deprivation, a study shows.