Meaningful work will help prevent burnout

My article in last months echo What is burnout? this is a question I get asked a lot from many of my patients.What is interesting is that the real question is not what it is but who can get it and why.Burnout is a state of emotional, mental, and often physical exhaustion brought on byContinue reading “Meaningful work will help prevent burnout”

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

What is PTSD? Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition and anxiety disorder caused by incredibly stressful, frightening, or distressing events. (PTSD), once called shell shock or battle fatigue syndrome, is a serious condition that can develop after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic or terrifying event in which there was seriousContinue reading “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)”

Eating disorders

This weekend we have seen the terribly sad reality of eating disorders and that they are life threatening. We know that early detection can increase the chances of improved treatment and I would urge anyone to look into some support locally and face to face.⠀What I want to think about is those who are leftContinue reading “Eating disorders”

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – CBT

What is CBT? Cognitive behavioural therapy is a psycho-social intervention that aims to improve mental health. CBT focuses on challenging and changing cognitive distortions and behaviours, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems. CBT is a type of talking treatment which focuses on how your thoughts, beliefsContinue reading “Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – CBT”

Employee Stress Risk Assessments

Employers have a legal duty to protect employees from stress at work by doing a risk assessment and acting upon it.  Effectively managing stress in the workplace can have huge benefits for organisations. HSE estimates that stress, depression or anxiety and musculoskeletal disorders account for the majority of days lost due to work-related ill health:Continue reading “Employee Stress Risk Assessments”

Drug and Alcohol Addiction treatment

What is addiction? If you have an addiction, then you are certainly not alone. According to the charity Action on Addiction, 1 in 3 people are addicted to something. An addiction is described as not being in control of doing, taking, or using something that has a negative impact on a person or the peopleContinue reading “Drug and Alcohol Addiction treatment”

OCD Treatment

Are you suffering from OCD What is OCD I Straker Consultants specialise in treating all aspects of severe and enduring mental health, and as such have significant experience in successfully treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). OCD features a pattern of repeated unwanted thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead people to perform ritualistic and repetitive behaviours (Compulsions).Continue reading “OCD Treatment”

Depression Treatment

Are you struggling with Depression?  What is Depression? Depression is a mood disorder that makes you feel constant sadness or lack of interest in life. While some people believe that depression is trivial or not a genuine health problem, it is actually a real condition that affects around 1 in 10 people over the course of theirContinue reading “Depression Treatment”

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”