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May 30, 2024
Building Brighter Futures: Innovative Solutions to Youth Mental Health Challenges.

You may have seen in the headlines recently the astonishing number of people who are unable to work due to mental health problems at a cost to the UK economy of several billion. More concerningly there is a significant number of young people within this group. For those young adults who have never worked, the […]

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April 23, 2024
Investing in Youth Wellbeing: Shifting the Focus from Crisis to Opportunity

You may have seen recently in the headlines the astonishing number of people who are unable to work due to mental health problems at a cost to the UK economy of several billion. More concerningly there is a significant number of young people within this group. For those young adults who have never worked the […]

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April 23, 2024
Sailing Through Exam Stress: How to Harness Your Values to Set Your Course

The exam period is almost upon us. Are you feeling a bit lost in the sea of assignments and exams? Are you finding it hard to focus? Perhaps you are worried about even getting started? Trust me, many young people will be feeling exactly the same as you. Here at GRIT, we've taken insights from […]

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March 22, 2024
Navigating the Social Media Storm: A Parent's Guide to Supporting Teen Mental Health

Recent news has brought focus once again to the use of Smart Phones in teenagers with social media giants such as TikTok and Meta in court giving evidence to the US Senate, accused of not doing enough to protect young users from harm. Here in the UK Brianna Ghey’s mother has called for a ban […]

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February 9, 2024
Children's Mental Health Week 2024

It’s children’s mental health week this week which is always a good opportunity to reflect on the progress of young people’s mental health. My reflections include an acknowledgement of how far we have come in raising awareness of mental health in young people and the increase in supportive resources, which is wonderful. It always restores […]

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February 26, 2022
This Does Hurt

My journey with GRIT has been a long one that started as an adolescent with dreams of wanting to ‘change the system (NHS)’ in terms of how it dealt with adolescents.

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January 10, 2022
Normalising Medication

None of us, no matter what our profession or status are immune to mental health problems. However, I for one, will not be showing a picture of any medication I may or may not take as I do not want to ‘normalise’ medication for mental health.

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November 18, 2021
Anxiety versus Fury

I’m sticking with the boxing theme as we were treated to a second great fight in a matter of weeks between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. For someone who is very capable of getting back up no matter how many times he is knocked down it wasn’t really a surprise to me that Fury rallied form being dropped twice to win by a sensational knock out in the eleventh round.

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