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Remaining the Parent in Challenging Circumstances

Written by:  Ms Sonia Appleby  Holding the Parental/Child Space when a Child is Upset Managing the ‘parental space’ can at times require more effort, thought, empathy and patience than we may feel we have the capacity to impart. Most of us will well remember the immediate post-birth experiences of bewilderment juxtaposed to joy; sometimes profound … Continued

Burnout: The Impact on Family and Work

Written by:  Melody Hodge and Etain Case Burnout.  A word that’s synonymous with overwork, stress and exhaustion.  Symptomatically similar to anxiety and depression, it is often misdiagnosed as one or the other.  Rising burnout rates and increased discussion around the subject have revealed how omnipresent the issue really is.   In 2016 and 2017, 12.5 million … Continued

The Cambridge Code in the Press

Our founder, Dr Emma Loveridge, is lead researcher for The Cambridge Code – a mental health x-ray and diagnostic, psychoanalytical wellbeing tool.  For the first time in history, The Cambridge code has enabled us to examine and understand the drivers of the unconscious mind.  Last week The Times ran this article, detailing how The Cambridge … Continued

Occupational Burnout and the ‘Unconscious Family’

Occupational Burnout and the ‘Unconscious Family’:  The link between early-life relationships and workplace wellbeing Written by:  Etain Case Workplace wellbeing.  A prevailing topic swirling in the collective psyche.  It’s generated much press and public attention in recent years, and corporate wellness programmes are now commonplace in most British organisations.  They are designed for, and highly … Continued

Rafan House Launches GP Membership

Rafan House GP membership:  Helping medics avoid burnout Helping medics avoid burnout is a priority for Rafan House, and the impetus behind our GP membership package. Members will enjoy enhanced care and assistance. The package comprises three areas of support: 1. Bi-annual workshops for all staff, at your surgery 2. Five annual 1:1 consultations with … Continued

Need for Targeted Solutions in Children’s Emotional Wellbeing

Rafan House draws attention to this crucial issue during Children’s Mental Health Week The plight of children and young people suffering with emotional wellbeing issues is ongoing and pervasive. Undiagnosed childhood trauma can creep into adulthood, therefore early-age diagnosis and treatment is crucial. Although there has been significant investment in young people’s emotional wellbeing in … Continued

Rafan House In The Press

Rafan House founder, Dr Emma Loveridge, is featured in this month’s issue of the Marylebone & Fitzrovia Magazine. The emotional struggles experienced in January can often be more than a seasonal dilemma, driving the need for compassionate and discreet conversations within a professional surrounding. In this article Dr Loveridge touches on the pressures that the new year … Continued

Mental Health in a Corporate Setting

There is a direct link between an individual’s internal state of mind and the way in which they portray themselves in a corporate setting. This portrayal of themselves and the subconscious drivers between an institution, those in authority and a peer group can have an immense effect on the overall growth and development of the … Continued

How To Manage Anxiety

Anxiety is often described as feelings of unease, fear and worry. We all experience anxiety during our lifetime, when faced with heavy decisions, before sitting an exam or going for an interview. In these types of situations feelings of anxiety are completely understandable, as it is a natural human experience. It is easy to associate … Continued