Mental Health Awareness Week 18th – 24th May: Kindness

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    [post_content] => The Royal College of Psychiatrists recently warned of a potential ‘tsunami’ of mental health issues in the UK – one of the countless effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. There is concern that “many patients are staying away from mental health services until they reach a crisis point."

Charities like Anxiety UK are seeing a dramatic rise in calls on their services, as everyday stresses of the lockdown are affecting more and more people.

Lockdown means total isolation for some, with risk factors both mental and physical. On the other hand, families coping with home working, home schooling and confined space are also struggling: the effects are never less than stressful.

Kindness is the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. The charity Mental Health says “Kindness is not just an emotion, but is defined by our actions." The charity lists a wide range of benefits for both sides in what might be termed the kindness interaction.

Lockdown is already bringing out the best of Britain: grassroots efforts and neighbourly help initiatives are sprouting across the country, and charities are stepping up to the plate everywhere.

Homeopathy has a good track record in support of anxiety, depression and a wide range of other mental health issues. A study at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine found that 13% of patients sought treatment for mental health issues. A qualitative study on depression found results that most practitioners would recognise: “Most of those interviewed described improvements in their mental and general state of health. Their experiences were described through themes such as caring support and trust.”

Coincidentally, a study from Norway found that people drawn to becoming homeopaths tend towards kindness: the study found that homeopaths were “caring, understanding, and altruistic persons” and “scored significantly higher on agreeableness” compared to the general population.

Homeopathy is not a therapy of conditions: homeopaths treat people, holistically - not diagnoses. Homeopathy patients often discover real improvements in stress levels and mood, no matter what their original presenting symptoms were.

Many Society members are reporting a significant increase in calls for help from patients experiencing stress and related effects in recent weeks.

Society Board member Suse Moebius reported “Since Lockdown really started to bite, along with many colleagues I have seen a definite increase in enquiries for help and support. The majority of contacts are asking for support in coping with the fallout from Lockdown, worries and stress.  Homeopathy is really well placed to help with this"

Society members - a range of member resources may be downloaded here and here

For a fully referenced verion of the above visit Society opinions.
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The Royal College of Psychiatrists recently warned of a potential ‘tsunami’ of mental health issues in the UK – one of the countless effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. There is concern that “many patients are staying away from mental health services until they reach a crisis point.”

Charities like Anxiety UK are seeing a dramatic rise in calls on their services, as everyday stresses of the lockdown are affecting more and more people.

Lockdown means total isolation for some, with risk factors both mental and physical. On the other hand, families coping with home working, home schooling and confined space are also struggling: the effects are never less than stressful.

Kindness is the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. The charity Mental Health says “Kindness is not just an emotion, but is defined by our actions.” The charity lists a wide range of benefits for both sides in what might be termed the kindness interaction.

Lockdown is already bringing out the best of Britain: grassroots efforts and neighbourly help initiatives are sprouting across the country, and charities are stepping up to the plate everywhere.

Homeopathy has a good track record in support of anxiety, depression and a wide range of other mental health issues. A study at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine found that 13% of patients sought treatment for mental health issues. A qualitative study on depression found results that most practitioners would recognise: “Most of those interviewed described improvements in their mental and general state of health. Their experiences were described through themes such as caring support and trust.”

Coincidentally, a study from Norway found that people drawn to becoming homeopaths tend towards kindness: the study found that homeopaths were “caring, understanding, and altruistic persons” and “scored significantly higher on agreeableness” compared to the general population.

Homeopathy is not a therapy of conditions: homeopaths treat people, holistically – not diagnoses. Homeopathy patients often discover real improvements in stress levels and mood, no matter what their original presenting symptoms were.

Many Society members are reporting a significant increase in calls for help from patients experiencing stress and related effects in recent weeks.

Society Board member Suse Moebius reported “Since Lockdown really started to bite, along with many colleagues I have seen a definite increase in enquiries for help and support. The majority of contacts are asking for support in coping with the fallout from Lockdown, worries and stress.  Homeopathy is really well placed to help with this”

Society members – a range of member resources may be downloaded here and here

For a fully referenced verion of the above visit Society opinions.

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