World Mental Health Day: Mental health for all

  At Porterhouse Medical Group, as a busy insight-led healthcare communications group, we recognise the importance of mental health and that mental health issues are a normal part of life – possibly more so during the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. We, therefore, take regular steps to safeguard the mental wellbeing of our valued team …

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World Mental Health Day: Feeling the effects of SAD

Many of us experience seasonal variations in our mental health, particularly during the winter months associated with dark, cold days. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of major depression that follows a seasonal pattern and is sometimes referred to as ‘winter depression’ [1, 2, 3]. SAD can interfere with all aspects of a person’s life, including relationships, work, …

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World Mental Health Day 2019
World Mental Health Day 2019: A day for “40 seconds of action”

It is estimated that 800,000 people take their lives each year globally, equating to one person every 40 seconds. For World Mental Health Day, our article aims to improve awareness of suicide, reduce stigma and let those who are struggling know they are not alone.

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Mental health in the workplace
Mental health in the workplace

One in five people in the workplace will experience a mental health condition, causing over 70 million working days to be lost each year. Managing mental health conditions remains a challenge, despite the recent efforts of many companies to implement policies to support a healthy workforce.

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