All Understanding mental health articles

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    retailTRUST counselling services – self-referral

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    If you would like to arrange short-term counselling with retailTRUST, this article will take you through the process. Once you submit your referral form, one of our team will be in touch.

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    retailTRUST counselling services – management referral

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    If you feel a colleague would benefit from short-term counselling, you can refer them to retailTRUST with their consent. Learn more about the process.

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    For the four - virtual event on-demand

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    Our virtual event on 19-21 October was attended by over 200 leading companies across the UK. Delegates include chief executives, directors, HR leads, people partners, wellbeing managers, learning and development leads, marketing managers, buyers and merchandisers, store managers, customer service assistants and sales staff. Building on our #forthefour campaign, which shines a spotlight on the Trust’s mission to provide support for every individual whenever they need it, we launched an exclusive week of content free of charge. Our three-day programme of content, which you can now access on-demand, will equip you and your colleagues with the skills to manage your emotional, physical, vocational and financial wellbeing. 

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    For the four - our new campaign!

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    While one in four adults in the UK experience a mental health problem at some point in their lifetime, we believe we should be there #forthefour in four colleagues who will experience a setback or life event. We have launched our #forthefour campaign for October. Focusing on Mental Health Awareness Day, National Work Life Week and our first virtual event (19 to 21 October). We have created a month of activity and conversation about health and wellbeing in the retail industry.

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    Understanding borderline personality disorder

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    The term personality refers to patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. It’s believed that between 0.7% and 2% of the UK adult population meets the diagnostic criteria for borderline personality disorder. Find out more about the symptoms.

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    What causes borderline personality disorder?

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    Like many mental health conditions it is thought that a number of factors play a part in borderline personality disorder (BPD). Learn how genes, biology and the environment can have an impact.

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    Treatments for borderline personality disorder

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    As everyone is different, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to treating borderline personality disorder. However, treatment usually involves some type of talking therapy and may also include medication depending on the severity of symptoms.

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    Postnatal depression

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    Welcoming a new baby can be one of the most exciting times in a person’s life but for some women, struggling with their mental health can mean that it’s not as enjoyable as it could be. Postnatal depression affects about 10% of new mums and it’s important to know where to get help if you’re affected.

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    Perinatal depression

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    Pregnancy can be an exciting and happy time but for some women, perinatal depression can make the experience very challenging. Affecting up to 20% of expectant mums, this form of depression is serious and debilitating but help is available.

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    The baby blues

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    About 80% of new mums experience the baby blues. While it’s a difficult experience, symptoms tend to lift within 14 days of giving birth. Learn what signs to look out for.

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    What is short-term therapeutic counselling?

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    Counselling is a form of talking therapy. It can help you to learn new coping skills and empower you to make choices and move forward with your life. Find out what short-term counselling entails.

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    Understanding schizophrenia

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    Schizophrenia is a severe long-term mental health condition affecting roughly 1% of people in the UK. Treatments are available but lifelong monitoring is required to offer the best chance of returning to a life of quality.

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    Understanding bipolar disorder

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    Bipolar disorder is a chronic mental health problem characterised by marked changes in mood, ranging from extreme highs (mania) to extreme lows (depression). It’s thought that between 1% and 2% of the UK adult population live with this condition.

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    A guide to the retailTRUST counselling services

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    Counselling offers people from all walks of life a confidential space to talk through their feelings, concerns, hopes and fears with a trained and qualified counsellor. Find out about the short-term counselling support that retailTRUST offers.

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    What is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)?

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    Cognitive behavioural therapy, commonly known as CBT, is a form of talking therapy which can help you to identify and change negative patterns of thought and behaviour. Learn about the support available from retailTRUST.

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    Managing anxiety in testing times

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    The events of 2020 have for many people been a turning point in their lives, joining people around the world as a collective for the first time in generations. For some, this change brings feelings of anxiety. If you are feeling anxious, we have collated some resources to support you.

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    Understanding panic attacks

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    Although panic attacks themselves aren’t life-threatening, they are very scary and can have a significant effect on quality of life. Getting support is important because treatments are available and can really help.

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    Understanding panic disorder

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    Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder which affects about 2% of UK adults. It causes panic attacks, which are sudden feelings of terror when there is no real danger.

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    Managing health anxiety

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    Health anxiety is an unfounded, sometimes all-consuming worry about having, or developing, a serious medical condition. Learn about managing health anxiety in these uncertain times.

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    Understanding obsessive compulsive disorder

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    Obsessive compulsive disorder, often referred to as OCD, affects approximately 1% of people in the UK. Categorised as an anxiety disorder, OCD is often misunderstood. Learn more about the condition and the treatments available.