Awareness Weeks: share the love

In these ultra-busy times there seem to be an increasing number of Awareness Days / Weeks / Months. I totally agree with reminding people to spare a thought for others; my trouble is, it is so difficult to keep track. So I’ve decided to dedicate this post to a general awareness and encourage everyone to…

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World Mental Health Day

The parallel universe of mental health. It’s 2019 and the theme for World Mental Health Day is Suicide Prevention. How is mental illness perceived? Alongside the diagnoses are the words people use to describe us. Fear? Confusion? Lack of knowledge? Misinformation? Whatever the reason, mental illness is often not understood. And if the illnesses are…

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World Animal Day, October 4

On this day each year World Animal Day is celebrated. History:In March 1925 Heinrich Zimmermann organised the first World Animal Day in Berlin. In 1929 the event was moved to 4 October, the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi who is celebrated for his love of animals and nature. The day was only celebrated…

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Mental Health Awareness Week – is it just another date in the calendar?

I wasn’t aware that 13 – 19 May this year was Mental Health Awareness Week until I saw a reference to it yesterday. I wanted to write something around the mental health theme but needed to check out the dates. I had to search and search. It certainly didn’t leap out from my screen which…

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