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Mental Health Awareness Week 2015

Mental Health Awareness Week (11-17 May) is now in its 15th year. Introduced by the Mental Health Foundation as a means of generating debate around how issues such as anxiety, sleep deprivation and exercise can impact our mental wellbeing, this year sees a focus on mindfulness.

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Communicating illness: let’s talk about mental health

We were particularly saddened this week at jag by the news that Robin Williams had taken his own life. Whilst the tragic loss of a great talent has been the predominant focus of the media’s reporting, his untimely death has once again highlighted the difficulties of living with depression.

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Dementia Awareness Week

Dementia Awareness Week

Dementia is another issue close to our hearts at jag, given our client base. Dementia Awareness Week (18-24 May) comes at a time this year when we have been shocked and saddened by stories of neglect in care homes and […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week (12-18 May) provides a focus each year to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing issues. This year the theme is #anxiety, one of the leading causes of mental ill-health in the world, according to the […]

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Don’t fall ill after 5pm: an orchestrated bludgeoning of the NHS?

Don’t fall ill after 5pm: an orchestrated bludgeoning of the NHS?  If the news over the past few months is anything to go by, your GP will be lost in the out-of-hours abyss, the 111 service will give the wrong […]

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Ministers should spend minimum six weeks caring for someone prior to drafting legislation

When I got up this morning, I not only had to get myself ready for a days work at jag press & publicity, but had to help my partner out of bed to take a shower, make the bed, prepare […]

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The truth behind the conflicting health messages in the media

The heading in this month’s Prima Magazine – ‘Are you eating enough chocolate? The health story you will want to read’ – caught our eye and reminded us how easy it is to become confused by so many health messages. […]

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Is mental health dealt with sensitively on the BBC?

If our client had gone on a local BBC radio station to talk about her struggle with cancer the interviewer might have handled the interview a little more sensitively … I have no doubt. But our client was on to […]

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What do you read to help improve your mental health?

It is not often I sing the praises of any one magazine – apart from of course  The Grocer, where I was news editor for a few v happy years. There are of course a  huge number of great journos […]

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