Mental Health Help – 7 Top Tips


Many of us are struggling with our Mental Health right now. Here are seven top tips to help you take care of yourself and those around you during these difficult times.




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6 Tips in 2 Minutes to Help You Stay Healthy and Well This Winter!

I’ve done this 2 minute video with 6 quick tips about you can stay healthy and well this winter.

More to follow, but hope this helps!

 

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Let Them Eat Cake

Tweet Despite petitions and public protestations, The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson is sticking by his guns. The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock is insisting that the Government are already doing enough, with an array of other white men in suits telling us why he’s right, whilst ignoring the voices of over 2000 leading Paediatricians (what do they know, anyway?!). [Continue Reading …]

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We’re Not Ready for Winter – We Need to Be!

Tweet The winter hasn’t even hit us yet. But it will and it’s going to hit us hard. Harder than we know. Harder than we are prepared for. Do you remember January 2015, with queues of people lying in corridors in our Emergency Departments, and a high spike in winter deaths? One of the people [Continue Reading …]

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If We Want to ‘Level Up’ We Must Change The Funding Formula

Tweet “Talk is cheap” – my Dad used to say this to me, if I told him I was going to do my chores but didn’t do them. It was a fair challenge to my teenage self! It’s ok to have good intentions, but if we don’t act to back up what we say, then [Continue Reading …]

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Poverty and Health Inequalities – What Can We Do?

Tweet Last week the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty, came up to Lancashire. He spent the morning in Blackpool and then came over to see us in Morecambe Bay for the afternoon. It was an absolute pleasure to meet him and to welcome him here. He came to listen – the mark a genuinely [Continue Reading …]

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Test and Trace – Time to Get it Right

Tweet Test and Trace is currently an absolute shambolic mess and there’s no point pretending otherwise. Over the weekend, a mum I know of in Morecambe was told to drive over 130 miles to have her children tested, only to find that the centre was shut when she got there! I know of another woman [Continue Reading …]

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Why The Loss of Public Health England Really Matters

Tweet Yesterday, I tweeted that I think Dido Harding, the Chair of NHS Improvement and newly appointed head of the newly established National Institute for Public Protection (NIPP), which is to replace Public Health England (PHE), is a good leader. I say this, having met her and few times, through the NHS Assembly and her genuinely humble [Continue Reading …]

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Obesity (Part 1) – Breaking The Stigma, Finding The Solutions

Tweet   Last week Boris Johnson declared that we must do more to tackle Obesity, as the evidence has shown that it is a significant risk factor in increased mortality from Covid-19. Why it has taken this Coronavirus to wake the government up, I’m not quite sure, when we’ve known about the risk from obesity in [Continue Reading …]

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The Future NHS and Care System – PCNs as Building Blocks

Tweet I recently wrote a blog about reimagining health and care in this apocalyptic moment. In this post, I want to put a bit more flesh on the bones of what that might actually look in the context of the NHS, here in the UK and particularly, England.   Let me just make a few [Continue Reading …]

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