Tag: mental health

With men’s mental health declining over the last 10 years, and the Covid-19 pandemic not helping the situation, I find out what can pharmacy teams do to support men who are struggling, in this feature for Training Matters magazine…

COVID-19 is having a huge impact on women’s health and wellbeing, even among those who have not caught the virus themselves. A recent UCL study claims women have found the pandemic more psychologically challenging than men, reporting higher levels of

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The COVID-19 outbreak has put unprecedented pressure on healthcare services. Even with the impending roll-out of vaccines, as the ‘second wave’ of COVID-19 settles in for the winter there is still no let up when it comes to the demands on

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From cancer screening to contraception, pregnancy and mental health, women have more specific questions and concerns about their wellbeing during this challenging time, as I find out in this feature for Pharmacy magazine…

Pharmacists help people look after their health issues every day, but what do they do when they – or their staff – are unwell? I look at how to recognise when something in wrong, and strategies for coping, in this

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Men are less likely than women to acknowledge mental health issues or seek help and support from friends, family or professionals. I find out how healthcare professionals can address this problem, in this feature for Training Matters magazine…

Around 10% of fathers experience mental health difficulties during the period around the birth of their child, according to NHS England. But while post-natal depression (PND) and mental health issues have become more recognised and supported in mothers, they remain

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We’ve all got that drawer or cupboard at home full of ‘stuff’: a random assortment of things like cables – but not the appliances they once powered – foreign currency that can’t be spent anywhere any more and a bunch

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Feelings of loneliness affect us all at some point, but being lonely can be a serious problem when it becomes chronic, affecting our health and wellbeing and damaging our ability to connect with others. I find out how pharmacy can

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New statistics show that women are drinking more alcohol than ever before. I find out what community pharmacy staff can do to help customers moderate their intake, in this feature for Training Matters magazine.