Curian Medical Tip 2 – Eat Well

What we choose to eat affects not just our physical health, but also our mental health and wellbeing too.  Your brain needs a mix of nutrients to stay healthy and function well, just like the other organs in your body.

Eating well can mean different things to different people. Broadly speaking it means eating in a way so that:

  • our weight remains normal – not too low and not to high
  • our weight remains stable – not going up and down all the time
  • all necessary food groups and vitamins are available
  • eating becomes and remains an enjoyable experience.

A healthy balanced diet includes:

  • lots of different types of fruit and vegetables
  • wholegrain cereals or bread
  • nuts and seeds
  • dairy products
  • oily fish
  • plenty of water

Eat at least three meals each day and drink plenty of water. Try to limit how many high-caffeine or sugary drinks you have and avoid too much alcohol.

Improving your diet may help to:

  • improve your mood
  • give you more energy
  • help you think more clearly.

The 5 A Day – What counts? is available on the NHS website, provides detailed information on how to achieve a healthy, balanced diet https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/5-a-day-what-counts/

#MHAW19 #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Curian Medical – Tip 1 Take up a hobby

Whilst therapies and medications may help improve the lives of many experiencing mental health issues, taking time out to pursue a hobby or leisure activity can bring significant benefits, regardless of what you choose to do.  Try to make time for doing the fun things you enjoy.  If we don’t spend any time doing things we enjoy, we can become irritable and unhappy.

Pursuit of a hobby or activity can help an individual by reducing stress, improving mood and certain activities will promote and encourage socialisation that can help combat loneliness too. 

Your hobby should be a pleasurable activity that allows you to take your mind off of the demands of your daily life, or negative emotions. It’s a healthy and productive distraction from work or personal troubles.

Hobbies can also help improve memory and give your brain a workout – Puzzles provide a focus and medical professionals agree that they help reduce stress and anxiety. These can be anything from jigsaws, crosswords, Sudoku or any number of other brain teasers.

The benefits of having a hobby can greatly improve your life – what hobbies do you have?

We have listed a few hobbies that you may wish to consider;

*Crafts

*Gardening

*Photography

*Learning a musical instrument

*Hiking/Walking

*Yoga

*Writing/Reading

#MHAW19 #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Mental Health Awareness Week

13th – 19th May 2019

Today marks the start of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek. This years theme is ‘Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies.’

1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem this year. Throughout the week we will be sharing tips on how you can take steps to improve your mental health.

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CBT Integrative Psychotherapist Required

Curian Medical are a nationwide provider of medical treatment and rehabilitation, working closely with the insurance and personal injury markets. This is an exciting opportunity within our Willenhall office, for the right candidate to mould a recently defined role with the support from our clinical lead. The majority of our clients generally require mid – low level intervention. Immediate caseload available.

Your main duties will include:

Deliver psychotherapy predominantly remotely, via phone and video conferencing technologies.

Offer face to face consultation where possible.

Provide clinical specialist input and advice within Curian Medical and to other staff members.

Deliver psychotherapy which can evidence positive measurable outcomes and assist the clinical lead in the best ways to communicate evidences.

Ensure the clinical effectiveness of own practice and of service functioning by participating in audit and development activities.

Ensures the integrity and effectiveness of the sessions, ensuring a range of professional standards are met in relation to the delivery of each session.

Promote clinical principles.

Sustain records of sessions, including initial, interim and discharge reports.

Liaising with others (if needed) to help any changes happen.

Assisting in fine tuning Curian Medical’s delivery of psychotherapy and other associated services (including EAP).

Responsible for practice and management of caseload, including booking of patients and communication.

Delivery of psychotherapy services by the post holder will aim to address specific related issues in more depth, often through cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). The focus of the work is based on therapeutic principles, where the postholder provides specialist input to develop and maintain Curian Medical’s strong brand within the Medico legal, rehab and insurance industry’s.

Requirements:

You are a qualified psychotherapist registered with the BABCP, or actively working towards accreditation and can evidence this.

You have at least two years of clinical work experience offering psychological therapy to individuals and ideally couples.

You are competent in at least two psychological models one being CBT.

You have experience of working with a wide range of presenting clinical difficulties including anxiety, depression and trauma.

You take full clinical responsibility for your clients’ care and can set out and hold boundaries with clients including adhering to regular weekly sessions and a cancellation policy.

35 hours per week, spread over five days. Generally 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday, but a degree of flexibility is expected.

You will be supported through regular formal supervision and appraisal, with professional advice and guidance available.

Disclosure and Barring Service check. This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

For further information or to express an interest please contact Rob Haynes on 0121 732 9860 or email rhaynes@curianmedical.co.uk.

Knee Surgery

Whilst some non-surgical treatments are often attempted for initial treatment of knee injuries, there are some situations where surgery becomes the recommended treatment option.

Here at Curian Medical, we work with the best Orthopaedic Consultants across the country.  We can provide you with an initial consultation appointment at the earliest opportunity.  If surgery is indeed recommended we are able to put arrangements in place for the surgery to take place at the soonest.  Curian Medical have fixed price surgery fees in place so there are no unexpected fees at the end of your treatment. We have aftercare covered too, with physiotherapy provided too and covered within the fixed fees.

Just some of the types of knee surgeries we cover include;

  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Meniscus Repair

If you are suffering with knee pain and would like an initial consultation, do get in touch with us here at Curian Medical.  We would be happy to help. enquiries@curianmedical.co.uk

Happy Easter!

On behalf of us all at Curian Medical, wishing you a wonderful Easter.

#EasterSunday #EasterWeekend

We are back in the office on Tuesday 23rd April 2019.

Calling all Clinical Neurophysiologists

Patients with suspected disorders/diseases of the peripheral nerves or muscles will often require electrical tests which assess their function. These are called nerve conduction studies and electromyography (EMG).

The tests are performed by a clinical neurophysiologist and Curian Medical work with a number of experts across the country who support us with the delivery of these tests which form part of our nationwide rehabilitation portfolio.

Curian are currently looking to expand our panel of clinical neurophysiologists and therefore if you are interested in joining our panel please do contact Amanda O’Neill, our Head of Service Development on aoneill@curianmedical.co.uk

We would love to hear from you.

Stress Awareness Month

April marks the start of #StressAwarenessMonth

Stress is common and so it is important to raise awareness of it. No matter how stressful your life seems, there are steps you can take to relieve the pressure and take control.

Here are just 3 ways in which you can reduce your stress;

  • Exercise
  • Talking – to friends, a partner or family member
  • Getting adequate sleep

How do you manage your stress?

Curian Minds, our sister company, have an accredited BABCP Psychotherapist based within our offices at Willenhall who is available for either remote counselling or face to face counselling sessions. In addition we have access to a number of experts throughout the country who are available to see clients.

Do get in touch with a member of our Curative Team should you wish to discuss accessing a confidential counselling service 0121 732 9860

Modern Law Awards

The day has arrived! A group of us from Curian Medical will today be travelling up to Manchester in readiness for the Modern Law Awards Ceremony that takes place this evening.

We are excited and proud to be shortlisted for Supporting the Industry (1-25 employees). Wishing all those shortlisted the very best of luck.

We are looking forward to a great evening, celebrating with all the other organisations within the modern law sector.

#MLAwards19

Golden Reading Hour

We promised to keep you updated with our activity within our local St Giles C of E Primary School.

Well today, one of our Senior Administrators, has volunteered to support the pupils with Golden Reading Hour this afternoon.

We are sure you will have a great time John!

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