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As we begin to wrap up for another academic year @edinburghcoll , we are delighted to share our Annual Impact Report 2022-23.

Read the full report at or continue on this 🧵for our Top Ten from the year that was!
Our Breakfast Club has helped serve almost 20,000 breakfasts to students across the 4 campuses, operating 8.30am to 9.30am, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
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We had 226 nominations submitted for 109 individual staff members in our Big Student Thank You Awards, recognising the incredible work of teaching and support staff across the College…
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This week is #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
Today’s short thread is about how living with #diabetes can affect psychological well-being🧵

Plus how #HCPs can effectively assess and support people living with the condition👩‍
Living with #diabetes increases the risk of variable mental health conditions.
For this thread, we will be focusing on #depression , #anxiety and #diabetesdistress🔎 Image from Diabetes UK whic...
The ‘Diabetes is Serious Report’ led by @DiabetesUK highlighted that almost half (47%) of people with #diabetes experience difficulties managing their condition.
Those from more deprived areas are at a higher risk🔼
The report is available at:
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Many click-friendly posts for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, saying 'seek help', 'open up' etc.

Well, here's something to be 'aware' of

Recent research by @Rethink_ suggests 3 in 5 people with mental health problems don't seek help... due to stigma…

@Rethink_ It's a drum I've banged often, but it's still pertinent

Mental health 'awareness' is an important first step, but it's not an end point. And for too many, being aware of/acknowledging mental health issues is taken to mean the problem's dealt with…

@Rethink_ But this is wrong, in so many ways

Being part of an online community where everyone is open and honest about their #MentalHealth is great. Often essential. But that doesn't mean everyone enjoys a similar situation. Indeed, the majority seemingly don't.

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Working in the charity sector can be incredibly rewarding, but let's talk about something equally important: the impact it can have on your mental health. It's a topic that can sometimes get overlooked, but it's essential to address...

In the charity sector, we're passionate about making a difference. We pour our hearts and souls into our work, advocating for causes we believe in. However, this passion can sometimes lead to burnout and emotional exhaustion...
The nature of our work can be emotionally challenging. We're exposed to heartbreaking stories and witness the struggles faced by individuals and communities. It's only natural to feel empathetic and carry the weight of these experiences...
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School On Fire

If a child has an anxiety disorder & if school is one of the triggers for them, then school is effectively a burning building.

The child knows that flames are dangerous.

They know that smoke is dangerous.

The child senses danger.
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There's a threat.

Adrenaline over-drive.


The child does not want to enter the burning building.

They might have lots of friends there.

There might be things they like there.

But the school is on fire.

People might be kind & patient. They offer comfort & reassurance; they're trying to dampen the flames, at least.

People might be frustrated & stern. They can tell you off for not conforming. They stoke the fire.

Some of the flames are higher than others but a fire's a fire.
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The theme for this year’s #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek is anxiety.

I research how the current conversation about mental health is affecting teenagers, and I think something is going seriously wrong when it comes to anxiety:
The basics: Anxiety is a common emotion that exists on a continuum throughout the population. As you move up the spectrum it becomes more frequent, more intense, more distressing, harder to control and more disruptive to daily life
The two extreme ends are very different, but the trouble is there's clear no transition point between 'normal' and 'clinical' anxiety, and no distinguishing language in the public domain
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7 things which really helped me in changing my #life altogether for GOOD!!

A Thread...

Like & retweet!!!

#healthy #HealthForAll #health #HealthyEating #wealth #finance #personalgrowth #investing #Investment #lifestyle

Spending less than u earn..

This is simple but yet a POWERFUL statement to stick in ur mind.
It helps u to stay with no #debt and be in #debtfreecommunity which brings immense peace and can focus on ur #happiness rather than earning mindlessly to clear ur debt.
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Investing every month.

Keep #investing a small amount of ur earnings - expenses in a medium which can beat #inflation.

@RichifyMeClub is a great person to promote this a lot.. ❤️
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Last month, I conducted a survey on the well-being of professionals exposed to online extremist and terrorist content.
I will share more detailed results with you next week, but the Buffalo attack compels me to share some of my findings and advice already. 🧵 1/
The first and most important tip is to ask yourself if you truly need to watch the video. (You most likely don't ...) (According to my survey, 10+ hours of weekly exposure significantly increases the likelihood of sleep disturbances, nightmares, cynicism, overprotection, etc.) 2/
I am in the final stages of planning a conference on Gamification, Hate Speech, and Extremism (…
), and I read that the attacker admires the Christchurch shooter, posted a manifesto, and live-streamed the attack. 3/
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Last week I was dismissed from my role as class teacher on grounds of ill health capabilities. Now that it's been shared in the community I can begin to process it. A career I only ever dreamt of ended abruptly and it is quite honestly heartbreaking. #LongCovid
I feel it's important sharing how it feels because, especially as teachers, we are often 'fine'/have hard exterior but sometimes life throws something you can't control at you. Heading into #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek just know it's ok for things to be tough. #LongCovid
I am proud of myself that I've tried to keep on top of my mental health even when the physical has been so debilitating the past 18 months. But thanks to the hard work I'd put into my mind pre-covid, for other reasons, I really think those skills have kept me going. #Longcovid
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(1/) Over the last few weeks, we've been working on a very special video series, and we're so happy to finally share it with you! 🌻💚

Presenting "Some days are better than others" (Part 1):

#AcademicMentalHealth #PhDVoice #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
(2/) When talking about mental health (MH) in academia, there’s often discussion about how the individual can cope. But there isn’t enough focus on the day-to-day experiences and struggles that come with mental illness or MH issues, and on the people living with mental illness.
(3/) Through the experiences and stories shared in this video series, let's try to focus on the bad days and on just how difficult it is for someone living with mental illness to do basic life tasks, work, show up, and survive on these particularly bad days.
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For the final day of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, I'll be sharing several pieces written by people living with dissociative identity disorder: a highly stigmatised and misunderstood diagnosis that, unlike anxiety and depression, people rarely feel able to open up about.
DID is caused by chronic, repeated trauma in early childhood. The trauma can be physical, emotional, sexual and/or a combination of all three in nature with the perpetrator/s often a child's caregiver/s (parents, relatives, carers...) More about it here:…
While the most well-known element of DID is the existence of dissociated identity states or alters, some of the many additional symptoms include daily amnesia, dissociation, chronic fatigue, migraines and flashbacks. DID also almost always coincides with complex PTSD.
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It's #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek. Two years ago this week, whilst it was at the High Court spending tens of millions of pounds trying to deny Subpostmasters justice, the Post Office released a self-satisfied tweet announcing it had signed up to the #TimetoChange pledge to...
... support its employees mental health. This provoked a strong reaction from Subpostmasters who hold the Post Office responsible for completely trashing their mental health. It certainly got me thinking. I had never really focused on the mental health trauma suffered...
... by Subpostmasters before, so i started asking around to see if any Subpostmaster would be willing to let me tell their stories. Many did, including Nicki Arch who was prosecuted nearly 20 years ago and suffered a breakdown, Wendy Buffrey who had a complete...
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It's #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek and i'd like to talk about the role of #SLT in mental health for people with #TBI and #FND. I could speak specifically to the role of SLT in mental health settings as i've previously worked in many but i want to focus on my current client groups
Increasing insight in #TBI recovery can negatively impact mood. Mood and emotions are definitely the remit of neuropsychology but all in the MDT can adapt to support confidence, self esteem and mood 1/n
I use as a basis for my video work with my clients with #TBI and #FND as the focus is on all the super stuff my clients are already doing. VIG has a strong evidence base, and we know clients learn best in a positive environment 2/n
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🚨NEW polling for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

One in six UK adults say that their mental health is currently poor or very poor (16%).

This rises to a quarter of those aged 18-34 (23%). Image
The biggest factors affecting mental health are worry about the future (72%), the pandemic (70%), and too much time spent indoors (65%).

Over two in five say that pressure to socialise is affecting their mental health (45%).

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Those aged 55+ most likely to say that better weather would make the biggest positive difference to their wellbeing (52%).

For 18-34s it is more money (32%).

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Hi @MindCharity @mentalhealth appreciate what you do for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek But...last year I highlighted a need for info to explain differences between good/poor mental health & living with a serious condition. It’s v upsetting when little is available on #NHS for SMI
People like myself (ves) have taken to National TV and Radio to try and raise awareness of the lack of #NHS support for diagnosis, therapy & proper crisis support for #DID & other Dissociative Disorders. It’s a national disgrace & a challenge the world over.
If you could do one thing for me (us) and on behalf of the community struggling with #DID as a result of childhood trauma. Please listen and share this interview I gave on BBC Radio 2 Jeremy Vine Show.…
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Many thanks for all the messages Re @gmb - I took @adilray advice and didn’t look at social media once while on air. Looking now at the usual mix of love and hate but with a few of the haters converted I would say! It flew by! A lot more going on than you realise when a guest 1/4
Felt I was in the hands of real pros though, which always helps. Enjoyed seeing @MaxGeorge a decade after our scrap and he will be a big boost to the mental health advocacy cause. And it meant pictures of Turf Moor to go with my Sean Dyche cast-off tie ahead of Fulham tonight 2/4
I could maybe have gone a bit harder on @NadineDorries in #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek as I really do worry about the state of our mental health services but I had @schooltruth in my head saying ‘stay calm and don’t rant!’ And to be fair Nadine did come on when plenty wouldn’t. 3/4
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This week marks #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek.

This is a cycle of how the #BuildingSafetyCrisis and living in in block under 9 metres with ACM cladding and all the other defects has affected me in just under 8 months 👇

Part 1: Lack of sleep.
Going to bed and thinking "what happens if there is a fire and we don't wake up?".

Turn on all phone sounds in case neighbours call. Prepare "emergency" box with key valuables/docs in case we need to flee the flat. 2/18
Part 2: The tears.
And there were a lot of them from the minute we found out our building was not safe. #WakingWatch parked outside our front door the very next day.

We learnt we had same cladding as #Grenfell, missing cavity barriers, balconies are rubbish - the whole hog. 3/18
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These are the 4 British law firms being used by 4 Russian oligarchs close to Putin in a co-ordinated legal attack against @CatherineBelton, the author of a landmark book, Putin’s People.
This is @TaylorWessingUK. Apparently they’re great supporters on #mentalhealthawarenessweek. Being sued by a Russian oligarch is a noted booster for one’s mental health, of course. Hope you don’t mind me cc-ing you in @Rubywax.
And this is @CMS_law. Strong on diversity & inclusion & empowering women. But not, god forbid, women who happen to be journalists investigating Russian power
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Acts of kindness, exotic animals and community spirit – a Thread.

This week a healthy Hornbeam tree was cut down in a deliberate act of vandalism in a Southampton cemetery. We were touched by the level of support on social media and have passed on intel to the police (1/12)
The story doesn’t end there however. After seeing our post, @MarwellWildlife got in touch about the tree… It turns out Hornbeam is a favourite food of their Okapi. They made the generous offer to pick up the felled tree and put it to good use in feeding their animals. (2/12)
The Okapi will share the tree with their taller friends the Giraffes. A huge thanks to @MarwellWildlife for this act of kindness. (3/12)
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Thank you @RoySocChem for the webinar : "Kindness begins with thinking about others, the translation of thoughts into the actions is more required which can be implied through small guestures of kindness." #KindnessMatters #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek2020 Image
Are women kinder at work than men? #KindnessMatters @RoySocChem #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
"There are physiological and neurological effects of kindness associating it to happiness and kindness is contagious" - @DrDRHamilton #KindnessMatters #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek2020 Image
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We're planting trees around UK hospitals to say thank you to @NHSuk key workers and to support their long term mental and physical health. We spoke to hospital staff about how access to nature is crucial for their wellbeing. A thread /1 #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek 🧠
“After a difficult shift I feel stretched, rushed and head buzzing with a million things to do before I finish.” - Rachel, wellbeing specialist at Cornwall Partnership Trust. /2 #nhsheroes #ClapfortheNHS
“Being outdoors in nature makes me and my family happier. I think this initiative is fantastic and will really support our staff, many of whom do not have nice indoor spaces for breaks.” /3 #nhsheroes #NHS
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We're holding a #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek raffle for @MindCharity.

Entries are £2 each via…

We have some awesome prizes (and more to come)

Watch the video 📺
And check the thread 👇
First up, @ShutoutCards has completely SOLD OUT of these @mlblondonseries 2020 balls in a presentation case.

But we have one. And you could WIN IT

Enter for £2 at… Image
Remember when we recreated Harper v Papelbon at London Stadium? 👇

You could own John's jersey from that video for - you guessed it - £2 to…

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Why are we planting trees around hospitals for our first UK tree planting project? A thread /1
Access to green spaces plays a key role in mental health and stress reduction. Our tree-planting partner @NHSForest and their mother organisation @SusHealthcare say this is important for both patients and key workers… /2
New research by @LungUK shows that 25% of hospitals in the UK have high levels of air pollution… /3
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