Forgetful or depressed?

We have all lost our keys, wallet or phone at some point in our lives, this can be down to a number of reasons, something as simple as being distracted by what you are going to have for dinner later. Yet, when does being forgetful and misplacing daily objects become a cause for concern? Research has stated that those with depression are a lot more likely to have short-term memory problems.

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Joining the dots of Child Protection

Partner guest post: Evolve 

Brian Padden - Senior Health Mentor & Chair of Safeguarding at Evolve.

Web: www.evolvesi.com

The current system in schools for child protection is designed to carry out four specific tasks; recognise signs of child protection issues, report, provide support and if necessary seek prosecutions.  Within those parameters it functions well. The painful lessons of Lord Lamming’s report into Victoria Climbie’s death have been learnt and implemented. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-victoria-climbie-inquiry-report-of-an-inquiry-by-lord-laming

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Mental health and gaming: Is there a link?

This year the World Health Organisation will be updating the International classification of diseases (ICD) through publication of the ICD-11, which will be the first time it has been updated since 1990. ICD-11 is a system of medical coding for for documenting diagnoses, diseases, signs and symptoms and social circumstances.This will be bound to include new and improved versions of mental health conditions, allowing professionals worldwide to make a more accurate diagnosis to improve understanding and treatment. One new condition in which will be included, is that of excessive gaming, which will now officially be recognised as a mental health disorder. This is similar to how one can develop alcohol or drug addiction and dependency.

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How Thrive can help you follow the 6 government standards

Over 526,000 workers experienced work-related stress, anxiety or depression, either new or long-standing in 2016/17. This in turn, resulted in a loss of 12.5 million working days.

The leading cause, according to hse.gov, is workload, followed by lack of support, violence or bullying and changes at work. In 2016/17, stress, depression or anxiety accounted for up to 40% of work-relayed ill health cases and 49% of working days lost due to health.

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