Welcome back to the blog. Last week, we talked about maintaining good health as a gamer. This week, we’re having more of a look at the social side of things. The old stereotype of gamers as anti-social shut-ins becomes less and less true as time goes on, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be careful. Like any pleasurable activity, gaming can become addictive and affect your mental health, especially if you’re already vulnerable from existing depression or anxiety.
Gaming is, for many people, an irreplaceable hobby. It’s escapist, it’s social, it’s challenging, and it’s very, very satisfying to win a match or beat a tough boss. It’s important for everyone to make sure they take time to enjoy themselves in their day-by-day routine; video games can offer an easy solution for squeezing some fun into those spare minutes. There’s even a degree of evidence that they can improve your cognitive abilities, problem-solving skills, and hand-eye coordination.
A service which supports people to be discharged from hospital and receive care in their own homes has been recognised as being caring, effective and responsive. Home First – Stoke is registered to provide personal care for people in their own home who are clinically safe for discharge and do not re...
Integrated care is a priority for Together We’re Better - Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent’s Sustainability and Transformation Partnership - and is a key benefit to the formation of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT).
Sarah Reay is a Healthcare Support Worker at the Hatherton Centre at St George’s Hospital, Stafford. She was named as Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s Unsung Hero for her care and compassion and overall contribution to improving patient care.