Begin 2018 with a positive state of mind Mindfulness and family constellations course Beginning Sunday 14th January Everyone is welcome! Our new course will take place each Sunday for 8 weeks at the Heene Centre, Worthing, BN11 4PL. The day’s program consists of 4...read more
Save the NHS by joining the Campaign for talking therapies (catt)
The chancellor has recently increased the mental health budget by £2 bnpa, which creates the following opportunity for counsellors, psychotherapists, and complementary therapists to treat depressed and anxious patients from GP surgeries. I created the Social Enterprise Complementary Therapy Company (SECTCo – www.sectco.org.uk) to do this, and we are seeking additional directors and staff to bid for contracts with the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). If you are interested, please get in touch with me.
The epidemic of depression
1 There is an epidemic of ‘depression’, in which 7.3 million people in England, and 35,000 in the city of Brighton and Hove, (1 in 8 of the population) are ‘depressed’ and are being ‘treated’ with antidepressants.
Campaign for social prescribing (CASP)
1.Summary. The budgeted £2
Social prescribing has a big and growing evidence base as a cost-effective way of improving health and wellbeing of patients in their local community. It has been pioneered for decades by enlightened GPs in a few surgeries in England, such as Bromley by Bow in London,
The problem, which this paper addresses, is that these social ‘prescriptions’ are not officially part of the prescribing system, and are not written on a prescription form, as for drugs.