Here is our star of the day Cara
She has taken her tooth brushing chart away with her today and also her sunflower seeds. Well done Cara keep up the brilliant work!

Mental Health Awareness Week 13th – 19th of May 

Its ok, not to be ok… its ok to ask for help!
Remember we all have Mental Health.

“If we never experience the chill of a dark winter, it is very unlikely that we will ever cherish the warmth of a bright summer’s day. Nothing stimulates our appetite for the simple joys of life more than the starvation caused by sadness or desperation. In order to complete our amazing life journey successfully, it is vital that we turn each and every dark tear into a pearl of wisdom, and find the blessing in every curse.”

Quote by Anthon St. Maarten – I think this is just beautiful.

Types of mental health problems

Anger, Anxiety and panic attcks
Bipolar disorder 

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
Depression
Dissociative disorders
Drugs- recreational drugs & alcohol

Eating problems
Hearing voices, Hypomania and manias

Hoarding
Loneliness and Phobias
Obessesive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality disorders
Postnatal depression & perinatal mental health
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)

Psychosis, Schizoaffective disorder, Schizophrenia
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Self-esteem, Self-harm, Sleep problems, Stress
Suicidal feelings
Tardive dyskinesia

As you can see there are so many different types! Every day is a personal battle for some people. We are in a caring profession. Everyone of our patients here at Yew Tree is treated as an individual. We value all of our patients.

Mental health can affect anyone it discriminates no one!

It is important to spread awareness because psychological health issues are very prevalent in Britain (and the world).

Mental health conditions can range from relatively common disorders such as depression and anxiety to the more rare bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

The number of people experiencing mental illness in the UK is 16 million

Broken down this means approximately one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year, according to mental health charity Mind.

The most common mental health condition is anxiety, which affects 5.9 in every 100 people.

Men are three times as likely to take their own life than women

Every year around 6,000 people take their own life by suicide across the UK and Ireland. That is an average of 18 suicides a day – which is why prevention is key.

Although suicide affects both genders, three-quarters of all suicides in 2016 in Britain were male. However over the last 30 years this number has in fact decreased.

11% of the NHS budget is spent on related is Mental health issues.

Half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14

Depression is the third leading cause of mental illness in young people.

Meanwhile, 1 in 10 children aged 5-16 have a diagnosable condition.

Three quarters of all mental health problems are established by the age of 24.

Suicide is the biggest killer of young people in the UK

Suicide is the leading cause of death among men and women aged 20-34.

In addition, suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-year-olds.

In fact, statistics from the Office of National Statistics show the number of young suicides is increasing.
Drugs are the most common form treatment. The number of medicines dispensed for anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and panic attacks have more than doubled in the past 10 years. Although many people are not helped until they reach crisis stage more is always being put in place to help those that need it.
Educate yourself, help loved ones with their problems. Don’t dismiss things. The link below is all about help.

https://psychcentral.com/lib/15-ways-to-support-a-loved-one-with-serious-mental-illness/

Tri-Dental Training and Skills Day 

As you may have been aware we had our training and skills day on the 9th of May. Our surgery was closed for the day so apologies of that. Training days are vital in order to improve the capabilities, skills, and knowledge of the staff to do their specific jobs.
There are constant changes in the industry so hence it is important for all the team members to be updated with the latest information. There is quite often new technology, regulations etc that get updated, hence one-off training sessions at individual practices would not be ideal. Obviously it is nice also to have a catch up with all of our colleges. Below are a few pictures of myself, Tracey and our Church Street colleges  joining in with the competition on the day.

Walking 
Follow the link or add the app to your phone (its free). See your fitness improve and sometimes, if you do want to use it as a guide to healthy eating. The pounds will drop off.https://blog.myfitnesspal.com/10-amazing-benefits-walking/

Some Dates for next month 

Healthy Eating Month
Diabetic Awareness Week

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