October #4PUF

Ciao!

Here we are again and time for another #4PUF4 Previously Untweeted Favourites:-

(4/4) Do you know what #psoriasis is? Follow @PsoriasisUK to find out more 👍 #4PUF We’re here and ready to go on day two of #RCGPAC with lots of info about #psoriasis. GPs – Come and say hi 😊 @rcgppsoriasis

(3/4) Amazing graphics – as always – from @smizz (student rad of the year!) that demonstrate how easy #CPD *can* be! 😂 @SCoRMembers #4PUF @smizz presenting at @SHU_IPE a different way to produce reflective evidence. #SHUIPEsmizz

(2/4) “stop looking for definitive answers and let your #gender run wild and free.” Interesting read 👍 #LGBTI+ #GenderIdentity #4PUF “Being confused is one of the biggest things (for me) about being non-binary.” writes Vivian: http://beyondthebinary.co.uk/being-not-being/

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(1/4) Simple message really 👍 #NotAllWoundsAreVisible #MentalHealth #EndTheStigma #4PUF Not all wounds are visible, but that doesn’t make them any less real. Great art about #mentalillness by @hammolouwounds

Thats ya lot for last month! Tune in again same time next month to see November’s selection of #4PUF!

#ReadLearnShare

Ben 🙂

#TOTW (x2) ‘#DAW2016’

Hey!

Much later than usual, but better late than never hopefully! As some of you may know, last week was Depression Awareness Week, so instead of having just one #TOTW I thought it would be an idea to share a couple of the links related to #DAW2016:

How Social Media Helps People With Depression, From Giving Them A Voice To Breaking Down Stigma

“…the more these stories are told, the less likely they are to happen.”

Both interesting articles and well worth checking out if you didn’t catch them last week! Feel free to #Shareandlearn!

Ben 🙂

 

#TOTW from 10-12-15 ‘From teaching suicide prevention to being on suicide watch’

Ciao!

How is everyone this week? Fine and dandy I hope? I realise however, that people are not always in the best of mental health, and so I wanted to highlight a ‘good news’ story this week about a charity by sharing the following again as my #TOTW:

Really interesting piece about a suicide respite centre

I posted the other week about a cafe where people suffering from mental health problems could go for help and support, rather than ending up in their local A&E department. This week, there is the article above that tells the story of a charity-run suicide respite centre, The Maytree in North London. Here the charity provides a safe place, help and support for those who have got to the point that they feel there is no alternative than to contemplate suicide.

Take a look at the article and I would hope you would agree that there should be many more such centres all over the country, and not just funded by charities. This type of support should – in my opinion – be provided by the state, and as part of an integrated approach by the government to tackle the mental as well as physical health of those who need it most.

Just saying.

Ben