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Surrey Wellbeing & Mental Health

Surrey Wellbeing & Mental Health

Surrey County generally has lower rates of mental health issues when compared to the English average, but this does not mean that there aren’t significant areas of potential improvement. Spread throughout the county are pockets of deprivation that rank...
Mental Health Day 2019

Mental Health Day 2019

Awareness of mental health has increased dramatically in recent years. A study in March 2017, commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation, NatCen, surveyed the population of England, Scotland and Wales. Rather than simply relying on data of those receiving treatment...

The cross-dresser’s feelings of guilt and shame

Two of the commonest feelings for cross-dressers/transvestites are guilt and shame. Why should this be so and how can we deal with it? These feelings come from an internalised moral policeman which was put in place when we were young. It is based on parental attitudes...
A Prince can have panic attacks too…

A Prince can have panic attacks too…

We are a nation known for our ‘stiff upper lip’ and our reticence to talk about how we really feel, so anyone who suffers with mental health issues will have no doubt breathed a sigh of relief when Prince Harry addressed the world by saying he “shut down all his...
Wary of counselling?

Wary of counselling?

Most people feel very wary about going to see a counsellor. It may seem like an admission of failure or weakness, a contradiction of our self-help society’s values. Maybe it’s a fear of what will be uncovered, that somehow it will make things worse. Many...