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As Mental Health Awareness Week comes to an end, it seems very relevant to post these words from local novelist, Amanda Nicol, on feeling suicidal. Suicide: a rarely discussed global pandemic. Amanda’s deeply moving experience is unique, but will resonate for anyone who has experienced such feelings and thoughts.

Posted 12:57 Sunday, May 31, 2020 In: Health Matters Tags: Amanda Nicol

Dialogue with a diagnosis

Amanda Nicol is a local writer and painter, passionate about healing — individual, societal, and environmental. Here she explores her own mental well-being, different approaches and responses to her experiences and how she seeks her own unique path to healing and how this journey continues

Posted 08:40 In: Health Matters Tags: Amanda Nicol

Kindness Matters

Jacy Kilvert from Mind in Brighton and Hove will be on Isolation Station Hastings for Thrive at  Five on Wednesday 20 May at 5pm  talking about how kindness and mental health are connected. Erica Smith caught up with Jacy to ask her about the exciting Hastings-based project that Mind in Brighton and Hove (MiBH) have just launched.

Posted 22:23 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 In: Health Matters

Thrive at 5 goes live for Mental Health Awareness Week

Tomorrow (Monday 18 May) is the first #ThriveAt5 show for Mental Health Awareness Week 2020. Isolation Station Hastings is launching a 5pm show which will be on every night of the week except Friday.

Posted 21:25 Sunday, May 17, 2020 In: Health Matters

Dying to be Heard: Time to talk AND listen about organ donation

Dying to be Heard is the theme of Dying Matters Awareness Week, 11-17 May. Consider the other side of the conversation – talking yes, but listening too. If you’ve already made your organ donation decision, do you know the decision of those around you? Chris Cormack considers changes in the law on organ donation starting on 20 May 2020.

Posted 09:57 Friday, May 15, 2020 In: Health Matters Tags: Dying Matters Awareness Week NHS Organ Donor Register organ donation organ transplant

Self care tips from Cat Rowe

A message from local massage therapist and intuitive healer, Cat Rowe with self care and self massage tips for maintaining health and well-being at this time.

Posted 07:08 Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 In: Health Matters Tags: Cat Rowe

6 Ways to Soften Anxiety

HOT’s Zelly Restorick asked Spike Warwick – local evidence-based mind body practitioner specialising in pain, stress, trauma and anxiety relief – to write a few words about self-care in these challenging times. We are – as so often in the past – being fed a hugely overwhelming diet of fear. We – and puzzlingly, also the fear-propagators – are fully aware of the depleting effects on our physical and mental health of fear, stress, anxiety and depression. Here are some words of wisdom from Spike to help us counteract this bombardment.

Posted 16:12 Wednesday, Apr 15, 2020 In: Health Matters Tags: Spike Warwick

Jo Brand and friends support Sara Lee Trust

plus Robin Ince and Andy Robinson are on the bill. Erica Smith writes.

Posted 13:32 Monday, Sep 16, 2019 In: Health Matters Tags: Erica Smith Jo Brand Robin Ince Sara Lee Trust
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