Social Groups for Adults

Making friends as an adult can be challenging, especially if you’re new to a city or town. But it’s important to have a strong social support network, and there are many ways to meet new people and make friends as…

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Finding help with Bereavement and Grief

Bereavement Support The death of a loved one is a difficult experience that can be overwhelming. It is important to find support during this time, and there are many organisations that can help.  Have a look here for help and…

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Community Directories – It’s Time for a Change

 Community Directories and Treacle – What’s the big deal? We all know the theory of the “butterfly effect” in chaos theory, ie that a small change in one part of a system, can have an exponentially bigger effect in a…

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Fathers Day Approaching

Father’s Day is Approaching Father’s Day is approaching.  It is a time to celebrate all the great Dads out there. But for some Dads, the day can be difficult. They may be struggling with financial problems, relationship issues, or mental…

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Crown Green Bowling: A Social Prescribing Option

Crown Green Bowling: A Social Prescribing Option for Improved Health and Wellbeing Introduction Social prescribing is a NHS initiative that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people by connecting them with activities and services in their community. Crown…

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Bereavement and Illness

In my role as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, the connection between bereavement and illness has always been clear.  Often I see patients who are suffering illness which seems to be a reaction to loss. Grief is a natural and normal…

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Mental Health Support for Young People.

When discussing mental health support for young people, it is important to remember that this is just as important for children as it is for adults, and yet it is often overlooked.  In the UK, one in five children and…

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The Importance of Good Mental Health

The World Health Organisations states that “Mental health is a state of mental well-being that enables people to cope with the stresses of life, realise their abilities, learn well and work well, and contribute to their community.” Mental health is…

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Finding a voice

As an experienced nurse I have developed a strong voice when advocating for my patients. Whether I am trying to secure an appointment, prescribing medication, giving advice or communicating with other health professionals, my voice is confident and strong. I…

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Independent Nurse

This is a great article all about Treacle, how it began and why it is needed.  Great to see it being highlighted in a national journal