New Treatment Centre – Open Day

Having moved in to our new Centre, in Hazel Grove, Stockport, we would like to welcome you to visit us and take a look around at the new facilities. We will be open between 8am and 8pm, and we have complimentary tickets available through Eventbrite. Details will be here soon, we hope you can make it.

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SafeHaven 8 Week Mindfulness Group – Level 1

We are excited to announce a new SafeHaven Mindfulness Group. This is a structured programme, split into two 8 week courses (level 1 and level 2). Taking a trauma informed approach to mindfulness, this small group (maximum of 6 people) will learn week by week how to apply mindfulness in their everyday life, to manage stress and help reduce anxiety and increase wellbeing. Mindfulness is simply about awareness. It is…

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Supporting colleagues with a mental health diagnosis

You are likely to be providing the soft skills essential to support your team. However, it might be helpful to develop a process and recognise your own limitations as continuously supporting those who are struggling can at times become draining. It’s important you are looking after your mental health whilst in this supportive role.   How do you offer support? Arrange regular one to one’s – check on where how…

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

Today marks the first day of national ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’. This year is focused on work-related stress. At SafeHaven CISM our focus is on helping employees and employers create a mentally healthy workforce, in which every single person feels safe, supported and valued. Throughout this week, we will be discussing a range of useful information, guidance, tips, and support on how a safe workplace can be achieved. Feeling overwhelmed…

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Top Tips for Managing Fatigue

When an individual has experienced a traumatic event, or a critical incident (any event that causes unusually strong emotional reactions) the strong reactions they can induce have the potential to interfere with their ability to function and go about their daily life, in a ‘normal’ way. One of these abilities could be a severe increase in tiredness and fatigue. Most of the time fatigue is commonly related to stress, grief…

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Part of our Healthy Living Series: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)   Mindfulness is a superb way to develop resilience and maintain a healthy mind. Our course is designed to help you learn new ways of handling difficult physical sensations, feelings and moods. The core skill that you will learn is ‘mindfulness’; a way of paying attention, on purpose and non-judgmentally, to what goes on in the present moment in your…

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Why would I attend a Mindfulness course?

Have you noticed how often stress, and how stressed people feel, crops up in our conversations? Many people are finding the stresses and strains of modern life are taking a toll on their mental and physical health.  However, the ‘stress response’ is a natural response to threats, perceived threats or life events. This natural response is not necessarily negative.  For short periods of time, stress may help us perform well…

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What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a bit of buzz word these days.  Many people speak about and write about it but it can still be unclear what mindfulness actually is. Jon Kabat Zinn, the founder of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and who is often credited with birth of the modern mindfulness movement, describes mindfulness as:    ‘paying attention in particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally’.    Let’s break that…

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