30% of Scots have experienced mental health problems.

BBC: New research has indicated nearly 30% of Scots say they have experienced mental health problems.
Commissioned by the mental health campaign See Me, the YouGov poll of 1,004 adults found 29% reported having had problems themselves.
It also suggested 39% said a family member had been affected.
The research found 35% of respondents believed they or a family member had experienced stigma or discrimination because of their mental health.

If you are one of the 30% contact a Thrive Programme Consultant to see how the Thrive Programme will help you.

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Women and People Under the Age of 35 at Greatest Risk of Anxiety.

“Anxiety disorders, which often manifest as excessive worry, fear and a tendency to avoid potentially stressful situations including social gatherings, are some of the most common mental health problems in the Western world. The annual cost related to the disorders in the United States is estimated to be $42.3 million. In the European Union, over 60 million people are affected by anxiety disorders in a given year.”

“Women are almost twice as likely to be affected as men, and young individuals – both male and female – under 35 years of age are disproportionately affected.” From a review of existing scientific literature, led by the University of Cambridge published in June, 2016.

The Thrive Programme will help you take control of your anxiety, worry and fears. Find out more about the Thrive Programme now.

Female nursery and primary teachers at greater risk of suicide than the average woman!

Stress, workload and exhaustion are the causes for a 42% higher-than-average risk of suicide in female primary teachers (Teachers Union, ATL).

“Female nursery and primary teachers have a significantly higher risk of suicide than the average woman, according to new figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

They are 42 per cent more likely to kill themselves, according to the new data.”

Nansi Ellis, of the ATL teaching union, said: “The statistics give a hard edge to the stories we hear time and again from our members – that they are exhausted from the constant stress of never feeling they are on top of their workload, and that they feel expected to devote every minute of their lives to their work.

“That this toxic mix could be leading to an increase in suicides is a scandal.”

The Thrive Programme will help you feel in control of your life. You will have the ability to lower stress levels, build up confidence and know you have the ability to cope very much better with whatever life throws your way.

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Þrífast á Íslandi : The Thrive Programme in Iceland

If you are interested in finding out about the Thrive Programme and you live in Iceland please contact me. I will be in Iceland at the end of January.

Ef þú hefur áhuga á að finna út óður í the Dafna áætluninni og þú á Íslandi vinsamlegast hafðu samband við mig. Ég mun vera á Íslandi í lok janúar.

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