Mental Health

What is FASD? (Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder)

The varying effects of alcohol have been observed by human civilization for thousands of years. Its use is often varied, having a place in all levels of society and utilised consistently in medicine, religion, and social ritualism. The eternal contradiction between alcohol as essential for pleasure yet being a catalyst for pain and societal evil, is found throughout much…

How Autistic People Have Influenced Human Culture

This month plays host to the worldwide celebration of Autistic Pride Day.  The 18th June saw organisations and people across the globe come together to connect with one another through various events, with the aim to celebrate autistic diversity and to demonstrate to allistic (non-autistic) people that those with autism are unique individuals, and not…

Mental Health in the Workplace and Mental Health First Aid

The 13th May see’s the start of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week.  In today’s increasingly knowledgeable and tolerant society, there’s still a whole lot of social stigma surrounding mental health. Mental health is conventionally defined by a person’s level of psychological well-being or the absence of mental illness – mental illness referring collectively to…

Autism Awareness Week

This year sees the return of National Autism Week, and the 10th Anniversary of the Autism Act in England.  Pioneered by the National Autistic Society (NAS), the goal of National Autism Week is to raise public awareness and draw attention to the 700,000 people living with autism within the UK, and to help make the…

World Mental Health Day 2018: #HandsUpForHealthyMinds

This years world mental health day is focusing on young people and mental health in a changing world. It seems this year more than ever before, there has been a huge amount of coverage on this day which is great for raising awareness and with the Prime Minister appointing the first ever Minister for Suicide…

ADHD Awareness Month: Scepticism Surrounding ADHD

ADHD – A Misunderstood Condition There still seems to be a lot of scepticism around the cause of ADHD and whether it is over diagnosed. ADHD is a very common disorder with surveys of children between the ages of 5 and 15 years finding that 3.62% of boys and 0.85% of girls have ADHD¹. Although…