Psychology Chartered

Medically Unexplained Symptoms: How misunderstanding leads to mistakes

Posted by Lexi Nye

4th December 2018

By Lily Hopkins The term Medically Unexplained Symptoms, or MUS, refers to persistent bodily complaints, such as pain, seizures and fatigue, which have no identifiable physical explanation. These symptoms are more common than you may think, with a recent publication by the Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health finding that an estimated 52% of patients More…

Mental Health – let’s talk.

Posted by Chloe Nunan

11th October 2018

It is never easy opening up to someone about your mental health. It never gets easier to try and find a way to describe the heavy feelings in your chest, the constant whirling of sad thoughts that sit in your head and the lack of motivation you sometimes have to just get out of bed. More…

Meeting In The Middle

Posted by Lexi Nye

14th September 2018

‘Why doesn’t she want to join in?’…’I think she prefers to do her own thing, she seems bored with us’…  In social settings, it is understandable that a person with autism may come across as uninterested in others.  If you have an expectation of the socially acceptable ‘norms’ of communication, then some of the very More…

September is Oddfellows Friendship Month!

Posted by Chloe Nunan

1st September 2018

True friendships help us grow. They help us become better people and help build a better society based on better values. They truly are priceless! These values are strongly believed and lived by at the Oddfellows. For over 200 years the Oddfellows have helped its members create friendships and offer help to them through times More…

Trolls Living Under the Keyboard.

Posted by Chloe Nunan

27th July 2018

We have all seen them… the rude, offensive and unnecessary comments that get made by some wherever possible online. Given the opportunity to post a comment, weather via social media outlets, sections for comments on web pages or blogs- some choose to write awful things for all to see. These can cause a lot of More…

Football has Already Come Home…

Posted by Chloe Nunan

13th July 2018

Have you realised how throughout the 2018 World Cup England seems to have become an all-round ‘happier’ place? How long this will last is uncertain but the positive effect it has had over the last 30 days has been sensational. The England 2018 football team have somehow revived the nation and made us all smile and More…

13 Reasons Why, One Strong Message

Posted by Chloe Nunan

9th July 2018

By Oscar Johnson. “13 Reasons Why” is a 2007 novel by Jay Asher and in 2017 was developed into a Netflix series. It follows the aftermath of a girl named Hannah Baker’s suicide. She had recorded and shared 13 cassette tapes laying blame on 13 separate people. The series aims to delve into the mind More…

Why Intelligence Tests are Dumb

Posted by Chloe Nunan

9th July 2018

By Harriet Hardy. Most people have heard the question, ‘what’s your IQ?’. IQ, or intelligence quotient, is generally accepted as a measure of human intelligence throughout Western society. This need to express and make judgements on intelligence is evident from early school years and is present right through adulthood.  However, like almost any other measurable More…

My Experiences of Finding Employment

Posted by Elliot Miller

24th May 2018

By Nathan Harper I am 20 years old and I live in Portsmouth on the south coast of England.  I live with my Mum and younger brother. I am currently working at Blake Morgan solicitors fortnightly on a Wednesday and here at Psychology Chartered every other Friday. I do most of my work on a 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…