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Time To Talk Day 2017

coverWelcome to another Blog post by a carer from South / South east London. If you can, feel free to like or subscribe to blog. My website “A Caring Mind” raises awareness on mental health and carers, mainly carers most of the time.

Well on the 2nd February, it is National Time to Talk Day. The day is dedicated to get people talking and break the silence around mental health problems.

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World suicide prevention day 2016

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Welcome to another one of my blog posts. This blog post is helping to raise awareness of World Suicide Prevention Day. I am not going to pull any punches, suicide can be one of the most devastating things to happen to anyone, not just the person taking the action, but also their families, especially those who are trying to care for something going through mental torment or mental health issues.

World Suicide Prevention Day happens on the 10th of September every year. It is championed by The International Association for Suicide Prevention of (IASP) and also the World Health Organization otherwise known as (WHO). IASP helps to raise awareness on the following.

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A celebration of Peer Support

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Welcome to another blog post from mental health carer Matthew Mckenzie. On this blog I want to raise awareness of peer support. As you know Carers struggle to provide support and care for those suffering mental health distress.  We also can have psychiatrists, care coordinators and therapists who may feel distant from those going through a difficult time.

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Historic contributions to Sociology

 

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Welcome to another blog post from carer Matthew Mckenzie. As you might have already know by now, my blog site is basically about mental health carers and how they can cope in regards to supporting those suffering mental health issues. However there will be times when I will divert away from carer topics and move onto educational topics related to mental health.

 

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Carer Empowerment

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Welcome back to another blog from fellow mental health carer from South London.  I thought to do another video regarding carer empowerment.

The video can be quite controversial because there will be others who feel that the NHS is trying as hard as it can to accommodate carers and their loved ones, but unfortunately this is not always the case, so it is up to mental health carers like ourselves to be empowered to speak up.

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New podcasts released

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Hello Everyone, It has been a while since I have last done some blogging.  I have been fairly busy, but as you might already know.  I have a new podcast channel and have made some podcasts regarding carers.

I usually try and release a podcast once a week, especially on weekends.  I am hoping to push this to twice a week and if I am lucky, I ll try get some interviews in and guest podcasters.  As for now, my main focus is blogging and trying to compile new videos off my YouTube channel.

 

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Timeline of Psychiatry

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Hello all and welcome to another blog post by Mental health carer Matthew Mckenzie.  I have decided this time to make another video on the timeline of psychiatry since this blog site sometimes examines the field of psychiatry and so on.

The video brings up major events in the field of psychiatry and some events in psychology, most if not all events did change the field of psychiatry, but unfortunately I could not include everything and I am sorry if I missed out a particular event.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the video.

The Triangle Of Care Conference

10177241_747738765268892_5890142387668348507_nWelcome to another blog from mental health carer Matthew Mckenzie. I have been meaning to do this blog at lot earlier, but unfortunately I have been fairly busy. Since being a carer for over 15 years and perhaps longer regarding my other loved ones. I have tried to make a commitment to engage with other carers and carer charities and organisations.

It just so happens that I was in luck because I managed to attend the Carers Trust Triangle of Care Conference, which took place on the 28th of April 2016. If you are a carer and have not heard about Carers Trust, let me briefly explain what they do?

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Who Cares for the Carer – Event

As a mental health carer, I feel honoured to be writing the first blog for West London Collaborative. I have heard quite a bit about an event regarding Carers of those using mental health services and I was interested on how such an event can impact the lives of carers.

Let me tell you more about the event which is called “Who cares for our carers?”. The event centers on a new mental health strategy called “Like Minded“, which aims to improve mental health and wellbeing across North West London. As with any mental health strategy it is very important to involve all members of the community, but unfortunately with carers it can be difficult for them to get their voices heard and have a strategy on how carers can feel included regarding their views on how they can feel supported and cared for.

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