Most of our clinicians and therapist have returned to holding face to face appointments but please enquire for full details as one or two services are still being operated remotely. We are continuing to wear masks in the communal areas of the buildings, this helps to reassure our vulnerable clients that we are being considerate of their safety while seeing health practitioners here. Hand gels remain available to use in every room and we are still encouraging clients and staff to wash their hands frequently.
Recent suicide figures are not what we would have expected.
The Samaritans have published National suicide rate comparisons between 2019 and 2020. An Interesting read when you consider the lockdowns... Some figures are improving but it also dramatically shows men are more prone to commit suicide. What is more surprising is at the age range in which this occurs. Males in 2020 aged 45 to 49 sadly are statically much more susceptible to taking their own life. Approximately 3 times the figure compared with women generally (Office for National Statistics).
Why is this? People are surprised when suicide happens to someone they know, men can be good at hiding emotions and tend not to want to offload on to others. Career not going as planned. Relationships breaking down. Bad habits causing health issues that you might get away with when you were younger. Negative thought patterns such as "I don't have a purpose" or "people would be better off without me".
Let us see if we can help... Encourage your friend, associate or partner to seek help. Counselling as a start may be tricky to face, but we do other things too! Think... Sports or relaxation massage for that annoying shoulder, hip or painful neck Hypnotherapy for bad habits Acupuncture for migraines and headaches Reflexology for sleep issues Life coaching for a career change Aromatherapy for lowering stress levels
Talking also helps, there are many ways to encourage someone to talk and men may find it more complicated to access that safe space.. Softly, softly.. can be a way forward...
Do you need to exercise safely but find it a bit tricky getting on and off the floor? Do you get put off by large classes? Due to the popularity of this style of yoga we are now doing these classes online, they are small, friendly classes, they cost £35 for 4 weeks and the first class is free with no obligation to continue. These classes are great for those recovering from injury and for those who have lost their range of mobility. All ages are welcome 16 years+ For any further information or to book a space email email@example.com
Podiatry Clinic Open
Podiatry Clinic runs on selected Friday's. Appointments are £27.00 - Call direct today to book in on: 01934 643262. A word from Rachel our podiatrist: 'I can provide general and problematic nail care, undertake corn enucleation and callus debridement. Having 12 years experience of working as an NHS podiatrist I have a vast knowledge of footwear, foot care and skin care advice. Diabetic feet are most welcome.'
Treat yourself or someone you love to one of our Cowan House gift vouchers. From a variety of services such as massage, physiotherapy to yoga, there is a gift fit for everyone. Starting from £10 and Valid for 6 months from date of purchase
Whilst we are unable to meet face-to-face for mediation just at the moment, we continue to offer individual Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings and joint mediation using the online platform Zoom. You may be familiar with this platform and it can be used on a laptop or PC with camera and audio or on a smart phone or tablet. Please contact our office on 01392 678010 for full details and to book your meeting
'We are experienced mediators with a wealth of legal and financial know-how who are experts at helping you sort out your dispute. Whether it's workplace based or it's a civil/commercial dispute or it's connected with your separation/divorce and about children or finances, mediation can help you move on.'
*Cowan House implements a 24 hour cancellation policy. Therefore if you do need to cancel please ring reception on 01934 643262. If cancellation does not take place within 24 hours prior to the appointment we will be unable to give a refund.