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Let’s invest more in relationships

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. The Mental Health Foundation are focusing this year on the need for relationships to help improve mental health. They tell us that we urgently need a greater focus on the quality of our relationships, to prevent and help […]


How to grow in resilience // podcast

‘That which does not kill us, makes us stronger’, so said the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. It’s a great quote, but I have to say that it is not necessarily automatic! As I have got older I have found my need for resilience has grown […]


A great video on depression and an insight from one of the world’s greatest preachers who suffered from it

‘The Black Dog’ was Winston Churchill’s famous name for depressed mood. I was sent today a link to a YouTube video on depression which I had not previously seen, but which deserves much wider viewing. ‘I had a black dog, his name was depression’ is […]


Eight facts most people don’t know about the physical and psychological consequences of abortion for women

Contrary to popular opinion abortion hurts women. is an evidence-based Elliot Institute campaign to raise awareness about unwanted abortions, post-abortion issues and maternal deaths and to provide help, hope and healing. The US-based Elliot Institute  publishes research and educational materials and works as an advocate for […]


The police and GMC should be investigating the London psychiatrist that Michael Irwin is protecting

The papers are full today of a report (initially carried by the Daily Mirror) about the first British man with dementia to have an assisted suicide at the Dignitas facility in Zurich, Switzerland. The BBC is now running the story which will give it even […]