Mental Health Awareness Week: Organisations join the Green Ribbon Campaign

Mental Health is a major growing issue in the UK with one-in-four people experiencing mental ill-health in any given year. Although when receiving the right support, 70% of people with…

April 17, 2018
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Mental Health Awareness Week: Organisations join the Green Ribbon Campaign

Mental Health is a major growing issue in the UK with one-in-four people experiencing mental ill-health in any given year. Although when receiving the right support, 70% of people with mental health problems fully recover, only 51% of employees would feel confident disclosing their problem with their line manager (Source:…

By Katie Yates
April 17, 2018
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What’s happening near you to aid Recovery

Recovery is a loose term, but in the mental health-aid industry it is "the" term. It is the goal we strive for for all our patients, in an effort to help them recover from their symptoms or learn how to deal with living with a medical illness. Our goal is…

By Polly Morgan
April 11, 2018
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Yoga: Benefits for Mental Well-Being

Self-care has become an ever-growing trend in recent years, with many people looking to improve their lifestyle by taking their health and well-being a little more seriously. One such way has been with yoga; a form of breath-control and simple meditation that incorporates body movements and postures. Below, we talk…

By Ella Hendrix
March 26, 2018
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Mental Health Awareness and Support in the Workplace

With World Mental Health Day happening today (you can see the Mental Health at Work report here), we at Bridge want to highlight an area close to our hearts, one that has been getting a fair amount of press lately but deserves so much more. Mental health in the workplace is a pressing…

By Raymond Sheehy
October 10, 2017
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How Partnership Working Impacts UK Holistic Support Programs

Our long-time supporters know us as a devoted follower of the methodology of partnership working. One of the main reasons for adopting partnership working is that it allows us to reach a greater number of people with a more holistic service. If you’re considering partnership working for your own organisation, I’d…

By Raymond Sheehy
June 27, 2017
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Partnership Working in Health and Social Care: The Bridge Perspective

Bridge believes that a holistic approach to wellbeing is required for tackling the UK’s wildfire of chronic illnesses. As Dr Brock Chisholm, the first Director-General of the World Health Organisation (1948–1953) famously said, “without mental health there can be no true physical health.” While mental and physical health are important elements of wellbeing, research by…

By Raymond Sheehy
June 15, 2017
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How a Holistic View of Health & Wellbeing Brightens the UK’s Future

Few, if any, modern-day healthcare professionals in the UK would refute the intimate link between depression and chronic physical illness. While scientific evidence to prove this multi-directional relationship mostly dates to the past decade, advocacy for a holistic approach to modern medicine can be traced back to the mid-20th-century. Dr…

By Raymond Sheehy
May 16, 2017
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Holistic Wellbeing Services: The Key To Beating Chronic Diseases

The UK health sector is fighting a runaway fire in treating the soaring number of people with long-term medical conditions. Dr Martin McShane, NHS England's director for long-term conditions, warns that the challenge of treating patients with chronic mental and physical illnesses is so great that it could be viewed as the "healthcare…

By Raymond Sheehy
April 6, 2017
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The 1 Factor that Thwarts Your Long-Term Health Care Policy

Community health care programs in the UK are becoming increasingly aware of the need for a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. While stories of the short- to medium-term successes of holistic intervention programs abound, the long-term impact of health care projects and policies can only be known years from now. Or,…

By Raymond Sheehy
March 30, 2017
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Bridge Reduces the Socio-economic Impact of Mental Illness

Mental health recovery is not an overnight matter. After a diagnosis, a journey begins. This may involve hospitalisation before discharge into the community. However, once in the community what then? Many people who receive a mental health diagnosis find themselves at sea navigating ‘the system’. Mental ill health affects every…

By Polly Morgan
March 22, 2017
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