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Debi Skea

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What is First Aid for Mental Health?

Mental Health First Aid is something I hadn’t heard of until a couple of years ago, but when I did, it made perfect sense. I’d been around plenty of people who had needed that metaphorical sticking plaster for their mind until such times as they could seek professional help, but…
Debi Skea
19/02/2021
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Happy International Men’s Day!

Happy International Men’s Day! A glorious day for us all to celebrate the wonderful men in our lives! Tell them how important they are to you. Tell them how lucky you feel to have them in your life. Tell them how much better they make your life! And if you’re…
Debi Skea
19/11/2020
NewsWellbeing

Movember: Prostate Cancer

Alright, chaps! I’m here again to talk to you about ‘man things’ this Movember and to make you feel uncomfortable! On today’s agenda - Prostate Cancer. What is the prostate and who has one? It’s a gland found in the pelvis and its function is to produce a fluid that…
Debi Skea
10/11/2020
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Oh balls! It’s Movember!

Happy Movember everyone! It’s that time of year again - when guys start cultivating a dodgy ‘tache all in the name of charity. I’ve been looking forward to this month for a long time. Not only because I’m a cold weather kinda gal, but most importantly, it’s a whole month…
Debi Skea
03/11/2020
Wellbeing

World Mental Health Day

Today marks World Mental Health Day. A day to shine a spotlight on mental health. Along with diversity and inclusion, mental health is at the very heart of what we do at humans of code. So there really seemed like no better time than now to discuss mental health in…
Debi Skea
10/10/2020
Wellbeing

TW: Suicide Prevention. Let’s keep talking.

As September draws to a close, the seasons change and the leaves begin to fall from the trees, we are reminded that nothing lasts forever. The seagulls who had once taken up residence next to my bedroom window seem to have finally moved on, and “the nights are fair drawing…
Debi Skea
29/09/2020
Wellbeing

TW: Suicide Prevention Day

Today is Suicide Prevention Day. This week is Suicide Prevention Week. And this month is Suicide Prevention Month. If you’ve ever felt suicidal in the past, or you’re feeling it right now, I’m talking to you.  It’s important that you understand that whatever you’re feeling right now - it will…
Debi Skea
10/09/2020
Wellbeing

TW/CW: We need to talk about Suicide.

September is Suicide Prevention Month. There is absolutely no point in trying to dress it up to make it comfortable and easy to talk about. We should feel uncomfortable about it. It’s the biggest silent killer affecting us today. In the UK, men account for 75% of deaths by suicide.…
Debi Skea
31/08/2020
Wellbeing

If It Makes You Happy…

As Happiness Happens Month draws to a close, I wanted to take some time to reflect on some of the things that have made me happy this month. Originally, I’d planned to write about the guilt of happiness, but it seemed contradictory to be talking about not being happy, about…
Debi Skea
28/08/2020