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…

National Road Victim Month 2018

Posted by Chloe Nunan

3rd August 2018

August is National Road Victim month. Here at Psychology Chartered we see a lot of individuals that have been involved in Road Traffic Collisions (RTC’s) and so this is an awareness month we feel very passionate about.  Following a RTC, you are likely to initially focus on the more physical injuries sustained. There is not 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…

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…

The Mental Wellbeing of Pilots

Posted by Chloe Nunan

6th July 2018

By Nathan Harper The information I found when I was looking for the materials to help me write this blog was from the British Psychological Society. They have carried out research into what is needed to understand, monitor and maintain pilots’ mental health. This blog will give a psychological perspective on the unique working surroundings More…

Effects of the Broken-Hearted Brain

Posted by Chloe Nunan

29th June 2018

Have you ever experienced that feeling in the pit of your stomach when something goes wrong, something unexpected happens and you feel helpless? One time you may have experienced this is during a heartbreak – the breakup between yourself and a partner or the loss of a loved one. Heartbreak is essentially a form of More…