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Here are the latest press releases and media statements from the Priory Group. If you are a journalist wanting to contact us, please click here to send an email, which is constantly monitored, including out-of-hours and at weekends.

Faltering economy can cause ‘escalation in anxiety levels’ says Priory psychiatrist

Date: 4th August 2020

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Nearly six in 10 Londoners ‘drink to get drunk’ according to new poll

Date: 4th August 2020

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Unhealthy post-lockdown drinking habits? It’s time to reassess our relationship with alcohol, says Priory expert

Date: 27th July 2020

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It’s child’s play: how parents can help young children adjust to post-lockdown life – five tips from a Priory psychiatrist

Date: 27th July 2020

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Tips for coping with children’s post-lockdown separation anxiety

Date: 22nd June 2020

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Overwhelmed and unemployed: How the pandemic has affected job prospects for young adults - and how to look after your mental health

Date: 22nd June 2020

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Post-lockdown drinking: the warning signs

Date: 22nd June 2020

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Cultivating calm

Date: 19th June 2020

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Job loss and the stages of grief: coping and recovering

Date: 3rd June 2020 

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As shops reopen, a Priory specialist talks about the changing face of shopping - and why, for some, ‘shopping addiction’ won’t have gone away

Date: 1th June 2020 

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Conference call app-rehension? How to reduce your anxiety when video conferences form an important part of your day

Date: 21th May 2020 

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Job loss and mental health: How do you cope?

Date: 19th May 2020 

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5 ways to help a “quaranteenager”: Priory expert offers advice to parents of teenagers in lockdown

Date: 15th May 2020 

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Staying positive and motivated when you have been furloughed - mental health

advice for employees

Date: 6th May 2020 

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"Eating disorders love it when you are alone”

Date: 24th April 2020 

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Priory’s online therapy service enables people to access help from expert therapists from their home

Date: 22nd April 2020 

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Recognising the triggers for over-eating or increased alcohol intake during the pandemic; experts look at how to curb the cravings

Date: 15th April 2020 

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Making sense of coronavirus and how to talk to children about the prolonged lockdown

Date: 12th April 2020 

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Priory expert explains why the current lockdown can ‘unlock’ triggers for recovering addicts – and what they can do

Date: 3rd April 2020 

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Are you struggling as the parent of a child with ADHD in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic - and unsure how to proceed?

Date: 1st April 2020 

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As the WHO urges people not to turn to alcohol to cope with anxiety, Priory experts offer tips on how to avoid drinking to excess

Date: 30th March 2020 

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‘Eight ways to de-stress while working remotely’ – Priory expert

Date: 27th March 2020 

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How to help an autistic child during the corona virus outbreak - Priory psychiatrist

Date: 25th March 2020 

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How bosses can help staff manage stress when working remotely

Date: 22nd March 2020 

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OCD and Coronavirus – what those with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can do to cope

Date: 11th March 2020 

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Priory expert calls time on inaccurate, and often invisible, alcohol labelling which fails to show ‘safe’ drinking limits – four years after they were introduced

Date: 10th March 2020 

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Positive parenting strategies for the teenage years - by a leading Priory expert

Date: 2nd March 2020 

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Priory opens ‘fast access’ treatment centre in Bristol for local people struggling with mental health issues

Date: 17th February 2020 

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Priory invests £1 million in new mental health ward for 12 to 17-year-olds at its world-famous Roehampton Hospital

Date: 24th January 2020 

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Leading eating disorders and mental health campaigner Hope Virgo takes time out to meet and inspire patients at a Priory eating disorder clinic

Date: 17th January 2020 

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What happens during an autism assessment?

Date: 2nd January 2020 

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Coping with grief at Christmas

Date: 11th December 2019 

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Digital Detox: unwrapping the link between social media and alcohol addiction in the countdown to Christmas

Date: 6th December 2019 

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2020 Powerlist recognises Priory expert’s influential contribution to mental health

Date: 28th November 2019 

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Care first partners with Woebot® to provide a fully AI-powered mental health chatbot app as part of workplace wellbeing

Date: 25th November 2019 

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Resisting the allure of Black Friday – and the effects of debt on mental health

Date: 20th November 2019 

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Priory’s Harley Street Wellbeing Centre in the UK offers innovative drug-free approach to depression

Date: 19th November 2019 

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How can I help a child with OCD?

Date: 17th November 2019 

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Seasonal Affective Disorder? A white Christmas might help, says Priory expert

Date: 14th November 2019 

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Priory announces new MD for its private mental healthcare services

Date: 11th November 2019 

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Let's talk about sex: As the Government pulls back from planned online porn controls, Priory psychiatrist says parents need to be prepared to talk to their children about explicit content.

Date: 22nd October 2019 

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On World Mental Health Day, Priory expert offers tips for managing anxiety at work

Date: 10th October 2019 

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Oxford child psychiatrist talks about bullying in school - what parents can say to their child

Date: 25th September 2019 

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Social anxiety at school. What's it like - and what to do about it

Date: 25th September 2019 

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Priory’s hospital in Southampton praised as ‘outstanding’ by inspectors
for being ‘caring’

Date: 20th September 2019 

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UK Athletics appoints Priory Healthcare for mental health services

Date: 19th September 2019 

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Priory expert calls for focus on the ‘compassionate campus’ as stats show only 1 in 4 students is ‘very happy’ with mental health support offered by their university

Date: 17th September 2019 

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Time to checkout your addiction: why we shop and shop - and how to stop

Date: 10th September 2019 

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Staff at specialist service for male residents with mental health problems and learning disabilities praised for being “kind and caring”

Date: 13th August 2019

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Priory invests £1 million in new residential eating disorder service at Wimbledon Park

Date: 23rd July 2019

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New eating disorder service in Wimbledon aims to save NHS ‘thousands’ by preventing relapse and repeated hospital treatments

Date: 23rd July 2019

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Meet the new “Equine Recruits” who are improving Patient Experience at Priory’s Specialist Brain Injury Centres

Date: 12th June 2019

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How over-eating can be an addiction - and eight strategies to stop it

Date: 5th June 2019

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The rise in trendy gins - and ‘bottomless’ G&T brunches - risks fuelling the UK’s drink problem, warns Priory expert

Date: 21st May 2019

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Priory scoops coveted apprenticeship award

Date: 23rd May 2019 

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Expert warns of a rise in men with body image concerns which can develop into eating disorders

Date: 15th May 2019 

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Priory’s Roehampton hospital praised by health watchdog for offering services to adults and children which are ‘good’ throughout

Date: 3rd May 2019 

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Trust opens new ward for mental health patients

Date: 30th April 2019 

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'Eight ways to de-stress at your desk' – Priory expert

Date: 5th April 2019 

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‘Good’ rating across the board for local mental health hospital which provides specialist care

Date: 5th April 2019 

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Local mental health hospital rated as good across the board

Date: 5th April 2019 

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Nottingham mental health hospital run by the Priory Group is rated ‘outstanding’ by CQC

Date: 14th March 2019 

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Ruled by food? Priory expert on eight ways to break the cycle of over-eating

Date: 6th March 2019 

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Priory’s Harley Street Wellbeing Centre to offer innovative drug-free approach to depression with the launch of magnetic stimulation therapy

Date: 4th March 2019 

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Eating disorders are not just a “teenage issue”: why eating disorders strike in middle-age

Date: 25 February 2019

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A local mental healthcare hospital rated ‘outstanding’ for being ‘well led’

Date: 22 February 2019

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Menopause can trigger eating disorders, says Priory expert

Date: 22 February 2019

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As National Day of Unplugging approaches, Priory poll reveals ‘daily’ family conflict between parents and children fixated by digital devices

Date: 22 February 2019

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Priory Group opens its first overseas school for children with autism

Date: 7 February 2019

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ADEK partners with Priory to open the first dedicated school for children and young people with autism

Date: 4 February 2019

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Don’t stop at Dry January, says UK alcohol expert who warns that hangovers really do get worse as you get older

Date: 28 January 2019

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As more than 4 million people plan to take part in ‘Dry January’, Priory poll shows public support for alcohol age rise

Date: 3 January 2019

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‘Outstanding’ rating for local hospital which offers specialist care for mental health patients

Date: 21 December 2018

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Staff at Priory brain injury hospital to hand cheque for more than £1,000 to local charity supporting the homeless

Date: 18 December 2018

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A Chesterfield mental healthcare hospital run by Priory Healthcare is rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC, putting it in top 6% in England

Date: 17 December 2018

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How to stay sober once Dry January has ended

Date: 14 December 2018

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Giving up alcohol for Christmas or Dry January? Here’s some advice from one of the UK’s top alcohol addiction experts

Date: 12 December 2018

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Festive stress: when the season feels anything but merry, top Priory experts offer their advice on how to cope

Date: 12 December 2018

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Dig it! Hidden treasure found at Priory mental health hospital

Date: 12 December 2018

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How to look after your mental health at Christmas

Date: 10 December 2018

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Children’s mental health disorders are on the rise

Date: 22 November 2018

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Unwrapping the psychology of Christmas shopping and Black Friday…and its impact on mental health

Date: 22 November 2018

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Poll shows public support for alcohol age rise

Date: 19 November 2018

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Priory’s Kemple View receives award for excellence

Date: 26 October 2018

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A local brain injury service is rated ‘outstanding’ for safety

Date: 26 October 2018

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I’m suffering from depression and anxiety – how do I tell my boss?

Date: 16 October 2018

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Priory invests £3 million in new recovery centre for those suffering from addiction

Date: 16 October 2018

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Cannabis use fuelling rise in psychosis among young adults, says top Priory expert

Date: 16 October 2018

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Priory psychiatrist gives tips for coping with anxiety and depression in a full-time job

Date: 15 October 2018

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Priory Healthcare becomes official partner of charity The Shaw Mind Foundation

Date: 23 September 2018

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Priory Group to support largest UK study into links between anxiety and depression

Date: 18 September 2018

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Back to school bullying? What parents can do

Date: 17 September 2018

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Why trying to be happy all the time is making us ill

Date: 17 September 2018

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Student stress and anxiety – how to be mentally prepared for university

Date: 4 September 2018

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“Scroll-free September” aims to break social media addiction

Date: 4 September 2018

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Social media is forcing young people to “compare and despair”, says Priory psychologist 

Date: 1 September 2018

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Priory Healthcare opens New Huntington’s disease ward 

Date: 16 July 2018

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Priory expert advises teachers on pupils’ social media use 

Date: 29 June 2018

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More than two thirds of parents think there should be a digital age of consent

Date: 29 June 2018

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How social media is fuelling anxiety and depression among parents

Date: 4 June 2018

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Sleep tips for exam success from a sleep expert

Date: 20 May 2018

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Priory expert warns of risks for BDD patients desperate to change their appearance

Date: 15 May 2018

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Majority of parents believe problems breastfeeding contribute to depression

Date: 24 April 2018

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Waiting years for autism diagnoses leaves youngsters unsupported, says Priory expert  

Date: 1 April 2018

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Sobriety diaries are not the answer to solving alcohol addiction, says Priory expert

Date: 26 March 2018

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Priory expert talks of the growing opioid problem in the UK, and how to get help

Date: 26 March 2018

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Ten ways a parent can help a child avoid self-harming

Date: 26 February 2018

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How to cope with the breakdown of a long-term relationship

Date: 17 January 2018

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