GP Newsletter Issue #6 – March 2017

Welcome to our March 2017 Newsletter
Our newsletter aims to bring you up to date with the services we offer to GPs and their patients throughout Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Birmingham.

image003Mental Health of Teenagers

Mental health in teenagers is often difficult to identify and categorize because it is situated along a spectrum of biological, social and psychological functioning. If a number of issues cluster at a certain point in time during a young person’s development, past or present stressors can suddenly trigger anxiety and /or depression and in certain cases, drug and alcohol misuse and eating disorders. Read more

GP Newsletter Issue #4 – September 2016

Welcome to our September 2016 Newsletter
Our newsletter aims to bring you up to date with the services we offer to GPs and their patients throughout Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Birmingham.

news-sept-2016For many people, being diagnosed with a long-term health condition can be a frightening and disorienting experience.

Diagnosis of a chronic condition may cause a person to reassess their life, future plans and relationships with others. During this process it may be necessary for them to grieve, whilst also making changes to their everyday life to incorporate treatments or adjust to physical limitations. Read more

GP Newsletter Issue #3 – July 2016

Welcome to our July 2016 newsletter.
Our newsletter aims to bring you up to date with the services we offer to GPs and their patients throughout Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Birmingham.

BURNOUT

BurnoutIncreasingly lately we have seen a number of clients presenting with symptoms of ‘burnout’. Burnout is “an experience of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion, caused by long-term involvement in situations that are emotionally demanding’’. Read more

GP Newsletter Issue #2 – June 2016

Our newsletter aims to bring you up to date with the services we offer to GPs and their patients throughout Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Birmingham.

SEX

Vallerie NorthcoteGreat! Now that I have your attention, I am delighted to introduce our consultant Valerie Northcote.

Val is a Psychosexual and Relationship Expert who gives clients the opportunity to discuss and resolve problems that can cause conflict or unhappiness in relationships.

People that suffer from a sexual problem, a relationship problem or both, are not alone. At least 40 – 60% of all couples struggle with a sexual problem at some time or other during the course of their relationship. Sexual problems can occur in all types of relationships; heterosexual, gay, lesbian, or bisexual. Read more

GP Newsletter Issue 1 Dec 2015

WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER

Our newsletter aims to bring you up to date with the services we offer to GPs and their patients throughout Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Birmingham.

May I take this opportunity to thank you for considering Morency Therapy throughout 2015 as the best team to support the mental health of your patients. Dr Julie HannanIt continues to be our privilege to provide psychological support to local people and feedback from yourselves (see below) lets us know you are pleased with the service we provide. Read more

Older Mothers’ Experiences of Postnatal Depression

An interpretative phenomenological analysis

Name of Author: Dr Julie Hannan
Institutional affiliation; Middlesex University and Metanoia Institute. Doctor in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy by Professional Studies.

Author’s details: Clinical Director and Counselling Psychologist at Morency Therapy, The Mill, Radford Road, Alvechurch Birmingham B48 7LD. www.morency.co.uk Tel: 07530 854530 email: julie@morency.co.uk.

Abstract

This study uses Interpretative Phenomenology Analysis (IPA) to explore the lived experience of postnatal depression (PND). The four participants, all aged 30 years or above at the birth of their first child, had never suffered from depression previously and were interviewed on two separate occasions about their PND experiences. Read more

Never Underestimate the Power of the Mind!

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.” ~Buddha

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is often recommended by GPs to help patients with a wide range of mental health difficulties. There is a great deal of research-based evidence showing that CBT works effectively in treating depression, anxiety, stress, sleep difficulties and anger management. This research has been carefully reviewed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). Read more