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Latest Articles From the Atrium Blog

Managing Stress

Friday, February 19, 2021

Managing Stress By Sara Ireland Stress results when the demands of the environment are greater than the individual’s perceived coping resources. It refers to a collection of physiological, emotional, behavioural and cognitive reactions that occur in response to environmental demands. ‘Pressure’ to a varying degree has benefits but when it edges into prolonged stress; there […]

Posted by: Sara Ireland

Managing Confidence and Self Belief

Friday, February 19, 2021

Managing Confidence and Self Belief By Sara Ireland Confidence, self confidence, self belief and self esteem are often linked. Confidence relates to knowing your own abilities. Self confidence is learnt and externally driven and self belief is a trust in your own abilities and positive regard for yourself irrespective of your achievements (internally driven). The […]

Posted by: Sara Ireland

Can my Employer Force me to have a Coronavirus Vaccine?

Monday, February 8, 2021

Can my Employer Force me to have a Coronavirus Vaccine? By Debbie Taggio Among the first to receive the coronavirus vaccination are high risk healthcare and care home workers, and over the coming year it is expected tens of millions of people will follow suit. So, what are your rights as an employee, can your […]

Posted by: Sara Ireland

Can my Employer force me to have a COVID-19 test?

Monday, February 8, 2021

Can my Employer force me to have a COVID-19 test? By Debbie Taggio Some employers consider providing testing for their employees, even where the employees are not displaying symptoms will help prevent transmission of COVID-19 in the workplace. But what if you feel constant testing is invasive or unnecessary, do you have to take a […]

Posted by: Sara Ireland

Loneliness And Social Isolation In The Workplace – Why Does It Matter?

Monday, January 11, 2021

Loneliness And Social Isolation In The Workplace – Why Does It Matter? By Dr Paul Husselbee In a world as connected as it is today it is perverse to think that loneliness is on the rise. Increasing numbers of us are feeling more socially isolated than ever. Loneliness can have long-lasting and damaging effects on […]

Posted by: Sara Ireland

Debt and Wellbeing – Part Two

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Debt and Wellbeing – Part Two By Debbie Taggio In part one, I discussed dealing with growing debts and the best way of dealing with them. But what if you’re past that point? What can you do if enforcement action is being taken against you? Is there anything you can do? If you haven’t paid […]

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Debt and Wellbeing – Part One

Monday, October 19, 2020

Debt and Wellbeing – Part One By Debbie Taggio Does a shiver of dread run along your spine each time the phone rings or there’s a knock at the door? The worries of debt and persistent creditor contact can result in stress, difficulty sleeping, extreme anxiety, muscle tension, chest pain and irritability. You might spend […]

Posted by: Sara Ireland

Workplace wellbeing coaching

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Frequently asked questions 1.What happens in a Wellbeing Coaching session? The Atrium pathway coordinating team will already have told you the name of your wellbeing specialist. In the first session, your wellbeing specialist will introduce themselves to you. They will check- in on your wellbeing at the beginning of the session to see if there […]

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Debbie Taggio Introduction

Friday, September 25, 2020

Welcome, Debbie! What am I about? A question we all ask ourselves at one time or another, I think. Certainly, for me it’s a question that doesn’t just have one answer. In my early twenties I was about caring for my young children, but towards the end of the decade I wanted something else and […]

Posted by: Sara Ireland

Black Lives Matter by Angela, counsellor and psychotherapist, with Atrium Clinic

Thursday, June 11, 2020


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Bite size courses online for staff in the workplace

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Bite size learning workplace online call tel 01702332857 to find out more

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Signs of distress in your children during coronavirus

Monday, May 11, 2020

Coronavirus has changed our adult lives but what about the impact on your children? Surveys carried out in this period, indicate that whilst some children are loving being at home for a prolonged period, others are showing signs of distress and parents are not sure what to do to help. If you’re worried, here are […]

Posted by: Sara Ireland

Parent Groups -supporting your child’s wellbeing

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Are you worried about your child’s wellbeing? Are you wondering what you can do to support them better? Or are you worried about your teenager and you are not sure what is normal teenage behaviour or what needs more specialised help? We run groups on supporting you to help your child with worries or challenging […]

Posted by: Sara Ireland

What is the difference between mental health and wellbeing?

Friday, May 1, 2020

Mental health We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. How we feel can vary from good mental wellbeing to difficult feelings and emotions, to severe mental health problems. Mental wellbeing Mental wellbeing is the ability to cope with the day-to-day stresses of life, work productively, interact positively with others and […]

Posted by: Sara Ireland

Commonly asked questions about our services to the public.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Are your staff qualified? Yes all our psychologists, therapists and coaches are qualified to support you. How long will I attend sessions for? That depends on your needs. The research says many people only need to attend a single session. Others need more. When you finish your course of coaching or therapy, you will have […]

Posted by: Sara Ireland

For GPs, their patients and the Public

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Telephone 01702 332857 or Atrium Online Services Are you a mental health practitioner or a GP getting calls from patients with worries? Or are you a member of the public worried about your wellbeing and wondering who else can help?  Atrium services could be an option – no referral required – to access a […]

Posted by: Sara Ireland

Wellbeing without labels

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

In our everyday lives, we are deluged with information about our wellbeing. Our consumerist culture tells us it can be cultivated with the help of mindfulness meditation apps, wholesomely marketed vitamin supplements and exorbitantly priced sessions of goat yoga (sadly no longer practicable unless you have your own goats at home). Celebrities and influencers peddle […]

Posted by: Sara Ireland

Workplace Terms -Consent for services

Monday, April 13, 2020

Telephone 01702 332857 or  Terms for Workplace We assume terms are accepted unless you tell us otherwise before the service commences. Please request additional policy information from the Atrium office. Each business has a slightly different service delivery model with Atrium so please call Atrium office if you have queries about your specific service […]

Posted by: Sara Ireland

Single Session Therapy

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Single Session Therapy or SST is a model of service delivery that recognises that most people can benefit from one session of therapy alone. It can be useful when there is a high demand for help, such as during a time of crisis like we are now facing with the Coronavirus outbreak. By tapping into […]

Posted by: Sara Ireland

Getting Help

Friday, April 3, 2020

Samaritans Call Day or Night 116 123 Dial 111 NHS Direct (and request option 2 for mental health issues) or seek advice on whether the situation warrants urgent action.  Contact your GP MIND Other Tips and Resources For support in a crisis, Text Shout to 85258. If you’re experiencing a personal crisis, […]

Posted by: Sara Ireland

Coping in a Coronavirus world

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

These are devastating times for some people, very worrying and inconvenient times for others and strange times (for us all- not least the children). We are affected by multiple levels of uncertainty and change – at the national level of purpose and policy, how our communities and local services function, the impact on our work […]

Posted by: Sara Ireland