Millions of people around the world are relieved to finally welcome February after completing 31 days of sobriety. Dry January is the annual campaign through which people give up alcohol for the month, many of whom choose to do so as a new year’s resolution. The public health campaign was initiated by the […]
The first of the February marks #TimeToTalkDay, a national awareness day created by Time to Change. The event is dedicated to encouraging transparency and openness when discussing mental health in schools, at home and in the workplace. Since its launch in 2014, the #TimeToTalk movement has gained significant backing from schools, workplaces and the wider […]
In the past 25 years, national rates of mental health disorders in young people have risen by 70% , with anxiety and depression seeing the largest spike. Psychiatrists and medics alike are dubbing it the ‘youth mental health crisis’ and so far, unfortunately, there seems to be no end in sight. Whichever way you look […]
In recent years, there has been growing number of both colloquial and scientific evidence in support of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) across the globe. Within Europe, Austria, Denmark and Germany are the current pioneers of AAT, as all three countries recognise the practice as a legitimate therapy. As well as this, the European Society […]
During my time volunteering with homeless people at Boscombe’s BH1 open house project I met Dean Rodgers, a homeless man living in Bournemouth who was kind enough to do a short Q&A with me about his experiences. What is your name? Dean Rodgers. How old are you? Forty eight. Where are you from? I’m […]
Homelessness in Bournemouth is something most of us witness on a daily basis but often don’t get the chance to do much about aside from handing over a bit of spare change. That was much the same for me too until last week when I decided to do something worthwhile and volunteer at the BH1 […]
The festive season can be an exceptionally challenging time for the homeless with the lack of open houses and shelters open over Christmas.