Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Alastair Campbell: Depression And Me

In an intensely personal and often surprising film for BBC Two, Alastair Campbell: Depression And Me, Alastair Campbell candidly talks about his experience living with depression and explores if radical new treatments can make a difference.
Alastair is best known for his role as Tony Blair’s formidable and often contentious spin doctor but, away from the public eye, he has been dogged by crippling bouts of depression for most of his life. Some days, just getting out of bed is too hard. Therapy and anti-depressant medication is helping him keep his head above water - but is that really the best he can hope for?
Encouraged by his family, Alastair sets out on a journey to explore if cutting edge science can offer him - and the millions of people like him - the hope of one-day living depression-free. As he tries to understand his depression better he also reflects back on key events in his life and asks if they could have had a negative effect on his mind.
Read more at Mental Health And Me also at Time to change

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Advantages and Disadvantages of Nursing in Ireland

Nursing in Ireland provides plenty of opportunity and variety for your nursing career. Nurses are in high demand because of their ability to complete many primary care services.
While Ireland's health care system is modern and reasonably efficient, there is no doubt that change is needed to improve patient facilities, reduce waiting lists and develop better working conditions for medical staff, especially nurses. This change is happening, albeit slowly, and Irelands Health Service will continue to strive forward with its improvement plans, including building new hospitals. This investment and growth in the Irish Health Service will provide new career opportunities for nurses. Now is a great time to get in on the ground level and witness the development first hand.
While there are temporary hiring difficulties in the public sector at the moment, there are still plenty of nurse job opportunities in the private sector that are actively recruiting nurses throughout Ireland. Permanent nursing employment contracts are available with some offering 39 hour weeks.
Ireland offers nurses a competitive salary scale of (€27,483-€43,800), pension and investment in further education for each nursing career. Nursing supports offered to nurses include sponsorship of post-graduate formal academic courses that will facilitate career progression as well as a training bursary from Nurse Jobs Ireland.
A disadvantage to nursing in Ireland is the cost of living here, especially rental costs. The competitive salary offered to nurses is nationwide and the cost of living is not as expensive as Dublin. There are nurse jobs in Cork, Limerick and Clare which also offer city lifestyles. However, there is a travel card you are entitled to that is tax deductible so you can live outside Dublin city centre.

Read More at Nurse+Jobs Ireland

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Great British Bake Off's Nadiya Hussain thanked by BBC viewers for soul-baring documentary about anxiety

The Great British Bake Off star Nadiya Hussain has been applauded by BBC viewers for shining a light on an issue that has many suffering in silence.
BBC One premiered Nadiya: Anxiety and Me as part of Mental Health Awareness Week on Wednesday (May 15), in hopes of reaching some of the 5 million people currently suffering from anxiety across the UK today.
Nadiya is among those who suffer from anxiety and extreme panic attacks, even though she had never been formally diagnosed until making this documentary.
The one-off special followed Nadiya to a Brighton school to see how educators cope with their students' anxiety, and to King's College London to learn about the ways she could avoid passing down anxiety triggers to her children.

Monday, May 13, 2019

How Meditation Can Improve Mental Health

It is important to maintain and promote mental health and well-being. Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Poor mental health can have serious consequences on how we think, feel, and act and can even lead to harmful consequences and disorders, including depression, anxiety, and suicide if the problem is severe enough and persists.
Mental illnesses are serious, yet common, disorders that can affect mood and behavior. These issues can be occasional or long-lasting and can affect day-to-day functioning and ability to interact and relate with others.
There are a number of ways that you can improve your situation and help to increase mental well-being. One of the best ways to do this is through meditation and mindfulness practices.
Read more at Thrive Global 

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