Psychology Chartered

How To Cope With Health Anxiety

Posted by Elliot Miller

26th March 2018

By Nina Kaminska Health anxiety, also known as Hypochondria, is an epidemic estimated to cost the NHS £420 million each year. This relates to a person who is abnormally anxious about their health, and becomes unduly alarmed about any physical or psychological symptoms that they detect, no matter how minor their symptoms may be. Often More…

Teachers Are Not Being Adequately Trained In Mental Health Support

Posted by Paul

8th March 2018

By Caitlin Rutherford An online survey conducted by the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) of 3000 teachers has shown that overall they do not feel that they or their schools are sufficiently trained in mental health to be able to support their pupils. The survey showed: 66% said that they feel they had not More…

Patient Involvement May Promote Positive Outcomes for People with MS

Posted by Elliot Miller

7th March 2018

A collaboration between healthcare professionals (HCPs) and people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) could improve patient outcomes, according to a new paper “Unmet needs, burden of treatment, and patient engagement in multiple sclerosis: a combined perspective from the MS in the 21st Century Steering Group” published in the peer reviewed journal, Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders. The paper – More…

#GetTheInsideOut: A New Campaign Into Exposing Mental Health

Posted by Elliot Miller

23rd February 2018

By Chloe Nunan Lloyds Bank has launched a new mental health campaign called #GetTheInsideOut in collaboration with Mental Health UK and Channel4. It aims to encourage people to openly discuss mental health by sharing and posting images of themselves with a post-it note on their forehead with the campaign hashtag #GetTheInsideOut, and then upload the More…

Is Your Care Team Having Difficulties Motivating A Client? We Can Help!

Posted by Paul

15th February 2018

Many of our clients with acquired brain injuries will often present as having little motivation to complete what one may perceive as the simplest of daily tasks. Whether it’s putting dirty washing in the wash basket, getting out of bed or leaving the house to engage in activities, how support staff choose to prompt client’s More…

Psychology Chartered and Novum Law’s Support for Headway Swindon

Posted by Paul

12th February 2018

Last week our Director Dr Richard Maddicks and Director of Novum Law Huw Ponting visited Headway Swindon to hand over a cheque for £1,150 from funds raised from delivering our Mental Capacity Event last year. Richard and Huw were shown round by CEO Jane Weston and had the chance to see first hand some of More…

A Mothers Intuition

Posted by Elliot Miller

2nd February 2018

By Chloe Nunan Each day proves to be a work out for mothers in the younger years of their children’s lives. Carrying, pushing, rocking, feeding, cuddling and lifting; new mums arms do A lot on a daily basis. As a mother, picking up your child is instinctive and natural but being a mother or not More…

ABI Challenging Behaviour Training Receives Glowing Feedback

Posted by Paul

31st January 2018

Last week Psychology Chartered welcomed 12 support workers who specialise in brain injury rehabilitation to our offices in Havant to attend our “Working with clients who display challenging behaviour” training. The full day training, led by Clinical Neuropsychologist Dr Richard Maddicks, focused on how we as health care professionals view challenging behaviour and provided tangible More…

Can Brain Injury Survivors Teach Us What It Means to be Human?

Posted by Elliot Miller

10th January 2018

In modern day society, the definition of the ‘human’ is becoming narrower and narrower. This is leaving people at risk of being excluded from society if they do not conform to the ‘ideally constructed’ human – especially those with a disability, who often fail to be included within this restricted definition. But what exactly do More…

Avatar Therapy Used To Reduce Schizophrenic Symptoms

Posted by Paul

11th December 2017

By Jessica Nagy-Miticzky Avatar therapy is a new form of treatment for schizophrenic patients. It is designed to help patients stand up to schizophrenic voices and reduce the power of the hallucinations. The process involves confronting an avatar on a computer screen, which could be a helpful in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Part of Cognitive Behavioural More…