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If you live or work with someone who suffers with depression there’ll be times when you are unsure of how to react or the best way to approach and support them. This brilliant and incisive video deserves to be seen by as many people as possible.

Living with a Black Dog is a follow-up to I had a Black Dog, his name was Depression, which offers practical advice for coming to terms with and overcoming depression.  Both videos were produced by writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone, in collaboration with WHO, and were based on books of the same name.

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A new approach to stress training

Traditional training – which usually follows a predictable format – is fine for information-based topics, so it is recommended to training on matters that are technical, administrative or procedural. Topics like stress, resilience and wellbeing, which are conceptual rather than technical and therefore involve a different type of mental engagement, are better imparted through interactions that involve ‘learning by doing’. Most training of course involves practical exercises, but these are often regarded with suspicion by attendees because they are inauthentic and ‘not the real thing’.
I have developed a new approach.

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When the Daily Grind Is Too Much

Chossing the right job can be a hit and miss affair, and even if you find it, the working environment can be tough and unpredictable.

If you are thinking of a change, maybe starting out on your own, I’d recommend it, but only if you are suited to it. Even when we go into something with our eyes open where we think we have anticipated everything, there will still be setbacks.

Self employment is great, but it is not for the faint-hearted.

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