Priory in the news

Here’s the latest round-up of Priory news, and expert comment, in the media. If you would like to find out more, please don’t hesitate to contact us. For all media enquiries, call: 0207 605 4335, or click here to send an email which is monitored 24/7 including at weekends.

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Huffington Post -

27/07/17

Priory consultant psychiatrist Dr Natasha Bijlani, based at Roehampton Hospital, talks about depression caused by unrealistic body image expectations fuelled by reality TV shows Continue reading

Independent -

25/07/17

Priory’s Group Associate Medical Director Dr Hayley van Zwanenberg talks about mental health conditions linked to social media addiction Continue reading

Metro -

13/07/17

Senior therapist Ann Sidwell, of the Priory’s hospital in Chelmsford, Essex, talks about the symptoms of stress and how to stop them escalating out of control Continue reading

Women’s Health -

11/07/17

Dr Hayley van Zwanenberg, Priory consultant psychiatrist in Oxford and Birmingham, talks about the effect of stress on women’s bodies Continue reading

Daily Mirror -

10/07/17

Everton star Aaron Lennon praises staff at the Priory in Darlington and Altrincham after experiencing a stress-related illness Continue reading

National Unplugging Day -

23/06/17

Priory’s Dr Hayley van Zwanenberg talks about how to unplug your child from their smartphone. Continue reading

Mail Online -

19/06/17

Broadcaster Noel Edmonds praises the ‘compassionate support of the Priory in Bristol’ for helping him after he came close to taking his own life.Continue reading

Care Industry News -

16/06/17

The Chief Executive of the Care Quality Commission visits, and pays tribute to, a care home run by Priory Adult Care which is rated ‘outstanding’. Continue reading

BBC World Service -

08/06/17

Priory child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr Hayley van Zwanenberg is interviewed on the BBC’s World Service about why young people self-harm and what parents can do. Continue reading

Essex Live -

17/05/17

Priory’s Hospital in Chelmsford has undergone a £3million expansion Continue reading

Daily Mail -

15/05/17

Priory’s Dr Paul McLaren talks about women and depression Continue reading

The London Economic -

12/05/17

Parents need to curb their use of smartphones and iPads if children are to follow, says Priory’s Dr Hayley van Zwanenberg Continue reading

Families Online -

10/05/17

Dr Hayley van Zwanenberg, Priory consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist, says children need to switch off from digital devices for their own mental health Continue reading

Huffington Post -

05/05/17

Dr Paul McLaren, consultant psychiatrist at the Priory’s Wellbeing Centre in Fenchurch Street, talks about the less obvious signs that you are drinking too much Continue reading

Gulf News -

12/04/17

Priory’s new Wellbeing Centre in Dubai caters to both Emiratis and expats, says Priory’s Middle East Director Will Goodwin Continue reading

International Business Times -

11/04/17

Priory’s new Wellbeing Centre in Dubai is featured in the International Business Times Continue reading

South Wales Argus -

09/04/17

Priory Coleg in Pontypool, a specialist co-educational college run by Priory’s Education and Children’s Services for young people with Asperger’s syndrome, autistic disorders and associated conditions, is named in the local media as “School of the Week” Continue reading

Mail Online -

05/04/17

Parents’ addiction to their smartphones and laptops is being replicated by their young children. Priory child psychiatrist Hayley van Zwanenberg discusses the consequences Continue reading

The National -

04/04/17

Priory’s launch of a Wellbeing Centre in Dubai is reported in Abu Dhabi’s main national newspaper Continue reading

Health Insurance Daily -

03/04/17

Dubai now has a Priory clinic to help expats and local residents receive fast treatment for their mental health needs Continue reading

Emirates247.com -

29/03/17

Priory has launched its first overseas Wellbeing Centre, in Dubai. You can see the video here and Dr Saeed Islam, medical director of the Dubai Wellbeing Centre, talks about the importance of lifting the taboo around mental health Continue reading

Daily Mail -

10/03/17

Consultant psychiatrist Dr Paul McLaren, of Priory’s Fenchurch Wellbeing Centre in London, discusses rising stress levels in the UK Continue reading

The Times -

09/03/17

Priory’s Dr Paul McLaren talks about the growing numbers of females coming forward with an addiction to skunk Continue reading

The Enquirer -

03/03/17

Priory consultant psychiatrist Dr Murali Sekar warns of the impact of social media on eating disorders Continue reading

Oxford Times -

16/02/17

Priory’s new Oxford Wellbeing Centre will provide rapid access to young people in need of mental healthcare Continue reading

Birmingham Mail -

08/02/17

Dr David Veale, consultant psychiatrist at Priory’s North London Hospital, talks about the links between selfies and Body Dysmorphic Disorder Continue reading

Health Investor -

06/02/17

The Priory has opened its ninth Wellbeing Centre after investing £300,000 in a facility in the centre of Oxford Continue reading

Express and Echo -

02/02/17

A Craegmoor home, part of Priory Group, has been rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC, placing it among the top care homes in England Continue reading

Yahoo -

19/01/17

In praise of older mothers; Dr Natasha Bijlani of Priory’s Roehampton Hospital explains some of the benefits of giving birth over the age of 40 Continue reading

Mail Online -

11/01/17

Dr Natasha Bijlani of Priory’s Hospital in Roehampton talks about the lesser explored side effects of the menopause Continue reading

Daily Express -

07/01/17

Priory psychiatrist Dr Paul McLaren explains the importance of sleep to restorative brain function Continue reading

The Guardian -

04/01/17

Women earning significantly less than men is a major source of stress for females in the workplace, says Priory’s Dr Judith Mohring Continue reading

International Business Times -

01/01/17

Priory’s Dr Niall Campbell, one of the UK’s leading alcohol addiction experts, hails the benefits of Dry January, but explains why the Priory advocates three months off alcohol Continue reading

The Guardian -

30/12/16

Dr Judith Mohring of Priory’s Wellbeing Centre in Fenchurch Street advocates flexible working as she analyses latest official statistics underscoring the effects of stress on working women Continue reading

Independent -

11/12/16

Brexit, constant company restructuring, and global economic uncertainty; how Priory is tackling endemic stress in the financial sector with its Wellbeing Centre in the heart of the City of London Continue reading

Huffington Post -

10/12/16

Priory psychiatrist Dr Niall Campbell talks about the ‘dysfunctional’ drinker and how chronic alcoholism can first emerge at work Continue reading

Huffington Post -

09/12/16

Who are among the loneliest in society – and why the answer might not be what you think. Dr Ian Drever, of Priory’s Hospital in Woking, discusses the Priory’s latest survey Continue reading

Sunday Telegraph -

27/11/16

As working hours gets longer, and family life frequently suffers, senior psychotherapist Julia Cole, of Priory’s Southampton Wellbeing Centre, offers relationship advice on living with a workaholic Continue reading

Health Investor -

24/11/16

Priory Group CEO Tom Riall named most influential leader in the independent healthcare sector at HealthInvestor Power Fifty event 2016 Continue reading

Daily Mail -

24/11/16

Priory’s Julia Cole, senior psychotherapist at the Southampton Wellbeing Centre, offers advice to those juggling the responsibilities of young children and elderly parents Continue reading

Sunday Express -

20/11/16

Priory psychiatrist Natasha Bijlani, and Priory psychotherapist Julia Cole, discuss ways of tackling stress during the festive season Continue reading

International Business Times -

16/11/16

Priory child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr Hayley van Zwanenberg backs screen time limits for the under-fives Continue reading

Daily Express -

15/11/16

Excessive screen time acts as a ‘digital drug’ to children, says Priory’s Hayley van Zwanenberg of Priory’s Woodbourne Hospital in Birmingham Continue reading

netdoctor -

07/11/16

Dr Ian Drever, of Priory Hospital Woking, talks about how those with depression and anxiety can maintain good relationships with people around them Continue reading

The Sun -

05/11/16

A former patient with body dysmorphia praises her treatment at Priory’s North London hospital as a 'turning point' Continue reading

Mail Online -

24/10/16

Feeling angry a lot of the time can contribute to serious illness. Priory runs group anger management sessions at its Wellbeing Centres to help ensure people maintain good physical and mental health. Priory’s Dr Fairuz Awenat explains why keeping anger in check is important Continue reading

Education for Everybody -

17/10/16

A Priory specialist school, Oliver House, for children with autism has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, the education watchdog Continue reading

Daily Telegraph -

09/10/16

The role of women in leadership doesn’t come much tougher than running for president of the United States. Priory psychiatrist Dr Judith Mohring talks about what it takes to reach the top Continue reading

Huffington Post -

07/10/16

The effects of drugs like cocaine, cannabis and laughing gas (Nitrous oxide) on the body can be devastating. Dr Niall Campbell, of Priory’s Hospital in Roehampton, talks readers through it, with Priory’s interactive graphic Continue reading

Yahoo -

03/10/16

What are the unexpected signs of stress? Social media addiction may be one of them. Priory consultant psychiatrist Dr Leon Rozewicz, from Priory’s North London Hospital, explains Continue reading

Daily Mail -

30/09/16

Dr Hayley van Zwanenberg, Clinical Director of Priory's Wellbeing Centres (Healthcare), says the internet is increasing depression and self-harming among younger women who aspire to a non-existent 'perfect' life Continue reading

Financial Times -

14/09/16

Priory Group has shown the way by opening a City clinic to help workers cope with the rise in mental illness in the workplace Continue reading

Yahoo -

07/09/16

How you talk about your own body image in front of your children is crucial if they are to develop a positive self-image of themselves. Dr Hayley van Zwanenberg, child and adolescent psychiatrist at Priory’s Woodbourne Hospital in Birmingham, explains Continue reading

The Press and Journal -

07/09/16

Priory’s specialist education school Troup House has received a top-notch report from the education inspectorate Continue reading

Mail Online -

05/09/16

Extreme exercise is becoming more popular – and can be addictive. Dr Ian Drever, psychiatrist at The Priory Hospital Woking, explains what he is seeing and what are the dangers Continue reading

iNews -

22/08/16

Priory consultants have helped medal-winning Olympic athletes cope with anticlimactic feelings, when the Games are over Continue reading

Daily Telegraph -

01/08/16

How do women cope with the menopause in the workplace? Does it make them more anxious? Dr Natasha Bijlani, psychiatrist at Priory’s Roehampton Hospital, discusses Continue reading

Mail Online -

21/06/16

Positive physical changes happen when you give up drinking. Priory addiction expert Dr Niall Campbell explains Continue reading

Sunday Times -

20/06/16

Stress is endemic in the City of London where our Fenchurch Wellbeing Centre receives 70 new referrals a month. Dr Paul McLaren, Priory consultant psychiatrist, talks about burnout, alcohol and drug addiction, and the pressure of life in the Square Mile Continue reading

Yahoo.com -

14/06/16

‘Body shaming’ and ‘fat shaming’ on the internet is rife, as online abuse about people’s appearances grows. Dr Niall Campbell, of Priory Hospital in Roehampton, talks about the psychological consequences Continue reading

netdoctor -

08/06/16

How does having friends really keep you mentally healthy? Dr Paul McLaren, of the Priory's Wellbeing Centre in London, explains the psychological value of friendship Continue reading

Stylist -

01/06/16

Dr Paul McLaren, of Priory’s Wellbeing Centre in Fenchurch Street, London explains what the stay-late culture is doing to your health Continue reading

Mail Online -

30/05/16

Dr Niall Campbell, an expert in alcohol addiction at the Priory hospital in Roehampton, South-West London, says many people still believe that drinking heavily is safe Continue reading

Red -

16/05/16

How can writing help you cope with anxiety? Priory’s Dr Ian Drever explains Continue reading

netdoctor -

12/05/16

Some ways of dealing with anxiety are more effective than others. Dr Ian Drever, of the Priory Hospital in Woking, offers expert advice Continue reading

Care Industry News -

11/05/16

Priory schools for children with learning difficulties have teamed up with England rugby legend Lawrence Dallaglio to inspire pupils through sport Continue reading

Daily Telegraph -

10/05/16

Is social media playing a role in driving eating disorders? Priory specialist eating disorders dietician Alexia Dempsey believes it is Continue reading

The Times -

10/05/16

Priory specialist eating disorders dietician Alexia Dempsey warns about the impact of some food blogging on teenagers’ discontent with their bodies Continue reading

Telegraph Online -

09/05/16

Teachers and other experts warn that parents’ smartphones are damaging children’s conversational abilities. Dr Hayley van Zwanenberg, clinical director of Priory’s Wellbeing Centres, joins the debate Continue reading

Men’s Health -

03/05/16

The most common addiction consultants see at The Priory Hospital in Roehampton is alcohol, followed by cocaine, marijuana, and opiates – like heroin. Dr Niall Campbell, consultant psychiatrist, talks about recovery, group therapy and life after rehab Continue reading

Huffington Post -

27/04/16

'Sexting' is an increasingly common activity among children and young people. Child psychiatrist Dr Hayley van Zwanenberg, of Priory Hospital Woodbourne in Birmingham, says parents need to know how to address the issue with their offspring Continue reading

Mail Online -

20/04/16

Why do middle-aged Britons 'pre-load’ with alcohol before a night out and what are the consequences? Dr Niall Campbell of the Priory Hospital in Roehampton talks about how pre-loading has become part of our culture Continue reading

Daily Express -

14/04/16

Wine is fast overtaking tea as women’s relaxant of choice, and Priory experts like Dr Niall Campbell are so concerned about the ‘wine o’clock’ culture, they are warning that women are risking their health Continue reading

City A.M. -

31/03/16

Tom Riall, CEO of Priory Group, discusses the need to tackle the stigma of mental health Continue reading

Evening Standard Magazine -

23/03/16

Dr Judith Mohring, psychiatrist at Priory’s Fenchurch Wellbeing Centre, says high-achieving women working in the City of London are often perfectionists, which is a major source of stress Continue reading

ITV News -

21/03/16

Dr Janet Walsh, of Priory Hospital Altrincham, warns that healthy eating messages must be phrased carefully to avoid some children taking them to extremes and developing eating disorders as a result Continue reading

The Times -

12/03/16

Priory child psychiatrist Dr Hayley van Zwanenberg joined ministers and child protection experts in calling for more guidance to children on the dangers of sexting Continue reading

Daily Telegraph -

09/03/16

Priory consultant psychiatrist, Dr Niall Campbell, warns that alcohol addiction is a growing problem, with the UK’s work and social culture often based around heavy alcohol consumption Continue reading

Mail Online -

09/03/16

Dr Niall Campbell, of Priory Hospital Roehampton, expresses concern that a growing proportion of the population is drinking their entire weekly recommended amount of alcohol in any one day Continue reading

Sunday Telegraph -

21/02/16

Dr Janet Walsh, of Priory Hospital Altrincham, warns that too many messages about healthy eating are leading to young people developing eating disorders, such as anorexia or bulimia Continue reading

Reuters -

14/02/16

New patient assessments at Priory’s Fenchurch Wellbeing Centre in Central London have more than doubled over the last year. Priory psychiatrist Dr Paul McLaren discusses the increase in demand Continue reading

Evening Standard Magazine -

21/01/16

Priory Hospital Roehampton has been recognised for its leading worldwide reputation Continue reading

Mail Online

19/01/16

Priory’s Dr Adrienne Key, a consultant specialising in eating disorders, warns of the dangers of a new trend of swapping food for the ‘empty calories’ in alcohol Continue reading
Good Morning Britain -

18/01/16

Priory psychiatrist Dr Niall Campbell warns of the negative psychological effects of using a smartphone, following results from a recent survey Continue reading
Care Industry News -

12/01/16

Priory Education and Children’s Service’s Coxlease School has been rated ‘outstanding’ by the education watchdog, Ofsted Continue reading
Daily Mirror -

06/01/16

 A Priory patient being treated for anorexia praises the care she received from the medical team at Priory’s hospital in Altrincham for aiding her recovery Continue reading
Daily Telegraph -

02/01/16

Former Priory patient and mental health campaigner, Ruby Wax, who recently received her OBE at Priory Hospital Roehampton, has released her new book: ‘A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled’ Continue reading
Health Investor -

23/12/15

Priory Group has acquired Progress Care, a provider of children’s homes and schools in North West England. Tom Riall, CEO of Priory Group, said that the “strong partnership will contribute to our education and children’s services.” Continue reading
Mail Online -

16/12/15

Priory psychiatrist, Dr Niall Campbell, gives his reaction to figures showing women living in the richest fifth of households are more likely to drink more in any given day, than those in any other income bracket Continue reading
 Channel 4 News -

11/12/15

Psychiatrist Dr Judith Mohring from Priory’s Wellbeing Centre talks about why we should all be concerned about stress in the City Continue reading
 Financial Times -

09/11/15

 Despite attempts to remove the stigma around mental ill-health, support for finance employees and the wider workforce are still patchy. Priory psychiatrist Dr Judith Mohring, based at the Priory’s Wellbeing Centre in the City of London, says there is no consistent approach among companies even though it is now accepted that “you don’t have to be mad to see a psychiatrist” Continue reading

Get The Gloss 
08/11/15

Dr Janet Walsh, from Priory Hospital Altrincham, discusses the symptoms of so-called ‘bigorexia’, and what is behind it Continue reading

The Times Magazine -
24/10/15

Dating apps are hugely popular but what are the downsides to digitised dating? Dr Mark Collins, consultant psychiatrist at the Priory hospital in Roehampton, London, talks to The Times Continue reading

The Times -

21/10/15

Consultant psychiatrist, Dr Hayley van Zwanenberg, of Priory Hospital Woodbourne in Birmingham, explains why those who spend the most time on social media are more likely to suffer from mental health conditions Continue reading

Daily Telegraph -
20/10/15

Dr Hayley van Zwanenberg, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at the Priory Hospital Edgbaston, talks about the negative effects the internet can have on children Continue reading

Huffington Post -
09/10/15

Dr Claudia Bernat, of Priory Hospital North London, gives her top tips for recognising and beating depression Continue reading

BBC News -

02/10/15

 BBC News interviewed Priory specialist eating disorder dietician Alexia Dempsey at Priory’s Roehampton hospital amid concerns that young people are turning to the internet, rather than doctors, for help with serious conditions including anorexia Continue reading

New Scientist -
30/09/15

Dr Paul McLaren, psychiatrist at Priory’s hospital in Hayes Grove, Bromley, discusses the origins of compulsive thoughts and why our minds wander Continue reading

Gulf News -
22/09/15

Teenage girls are routinely doctoring photographs for social media because they lack body confidence. Priory psychiatrist Dr Pippa Hugo talks about the pressures faced by young women today Continue reading

Metro -
18/09/15

Dr Adrienne Key, consultant psychiatrist at Priory Hospital in Roehampton specialising in eating disorders, discusses the misconceptions and stigmatisation that exist around anorexia Continue reading

HR Review - 24/08/2015

Generation stress. Young Brits are the most stressed generation but all adults say work stress is much worse now than a decade ago. Dr Jon van Niekerk, of Priory Hospital Bristol, analyses the results of exclusive Priory research Continue reading

The Times - 22/08/2015

Dr Judith Mohring, from the Priory’s Fenchurch Street Wellbeing Centre in London, discusses why 4 in 10 women say they are overwhelmed by the demands of being a woman Continue reading
Mail on Sunday - 16/08/2015 Dr Ian Drever, of Priory Hospital Woking, talks about the dangers of being addicted to healthy eating messages and Twitter hashtags on social media Continue reading

The Independent
13/08/2015

Dr Niall Campbell, of Priory Hospital Roehampton, raises concerns about people inhaling vaporised alcohol in a new type of bar Continue reading

USA Today - 10/08/2015

Dr Niall Campbell, of Priory Hospital Roehampton, talks to USA Today about the dangers of vaporised alcohol Continue reading