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Rafan House Launches GP Membership

Rafan House GP membership:  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 a Rafan House clinician … 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

Corporate Wellness

Today’s corporate wellness programmes focus on helping employees improve their health by creating clinical initiatives for physical health. Using a clinical benchmark that focuses on physical health are often the norm for corporate wellness programmes, as problems and improvement in an individual’s physical health can be easily measured. Frequently missing from corporate wellness programmes, is … Continued

The Internalised Parent

As a parent, sending your children off on their summer travels (no matter their age) can often become a source of anxiety. A euphoric and care free mentality takes over all of us while we are on holiday and our principle aim is simply to enjoy ourselves. For young adults who are unaccompanied, this can … Continued

Executive Stress

Executive stress is one of the key emotional problems facing those in senior management positions across all industries. Managerial pressure brought on by long working hours and difficult decision making under strenuous conditions can often lead to burnout, effecting both personal and professional life. Executive positions are defined by ambiguities and complexities which can often … Continued

Helping Children and Young People with Exam Stress

Exams can be one of the most challenging elements of school life, not only for children and young people taking the exams but for their parents and carers as well. Stress and anxiety are unfortunately, inevitable by-products of exams due to the excessive pressure placed on children and young people to perform well. However, mental … Continued

An Open Discussion on Mental Health

The perception of mental health is tainted by stigma and discrimination which act as the obstacles to a meaningful public discussion on mental health. Ending the stigma that surrounds mental health is easier said than done. The stigma around mental health pervades all cultures around the world, and starts with the internal belief that mental … Continued