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The History of the Addcounsel Family

Paul Flynn, founder and CEO of Addcounsel, Behavioural Wealth, and most recently Orchestrate Health, has been helping businesses grow for over 20 years. His rich experience and education in business has made him a key player in the development of effective mental and behavioural healthcare organisations.

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So, what is Kindness?

In a year that has seen the unfortunate passing of prominent T.V personality, Caroline Flack and the seismic impact of Coronavirus both to families and the aftershock to the economy, the concept of Kindness is a prescient choice by those behind Mental Health Awareness Week, which starts today.

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rTMS – a useful tool in treating cocaine addiction?

Cocaine is a drug that is extensively abused and is extremely addictive. Worldwide about £62 billion of cocaine is sold each year; around a million people in the UK take cocaine with up to 20% of users becoming dependent. There is no approved pharmacotherapy to treat addiction, and behavioural/psychological approaches generally have limited success.

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A Very “Merry” Family Christmas

Family dynamics are tricky to navigate at any time of the year, however at Christmas they can become all but impossible. The reunion at the family home surrounded by brothers and sisters, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles and maybe the odd “Auntie” (who in fact is not a blood relative but a friend of the family) can bring about a modern day, psychological head-scrambling phenomena known as Christmas ‘Holiday Regression’.

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Is It More Than A Christmas Hangover?

The overindulgence of food, alcohol, drugs, shopping and promiscuous behaviour are all somehow acceptable if they come under the umbrella of ‘Christmas’. But what if these behaviours begin to slip into the New Year, then sneakily into Spring whilst insidiously making themselves comfortable by the following Summer?

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What is a Midlife Crisis and How Can it Manifest?

When people reach a certain age and experience emotional distress, it can often be thought that they are finding it hard to cope with the idea of their own mortality, and that at some point in “the middle of their lives”, they decide to relinquish their responsibilities and have fun.However this is not generally the experience most people have. Signs and symptoms of a midlife crisis can include anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, anger problems, and career or relationship dissatisfaction.

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Gaming Misuse – Public Health SOS

Gaming has never been more popular than it is now. There are approximately 2.2 billion gamers in the world[1] and it is an industry worth approximately £100 billion pounds. This is all very good news for game developers and the top players who make money out of it, but is there a flip-side to this? Is it possible that there is a dark side to the popularity of gaming, and how could it be damaging people?

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