Author: Health First

How are you wearing your mask this Movember?

How are you wearing your mask this Movember? Dr Michelle chats to Movember Switzerland rep Scott Poynton about why men struggle to open up about their mental health and the ALEC framework for mental health conversations. They also talk about a FREE online panel event…

Unmasking Men’s mental health

by Dr Mecky McNeil November is probably the most challenging month of the year. The turning back of the clocks, and with it the shorter days, signifies winter is around the corner. This year, the days feel even darker than usual, as we are facing…

Covid infections on the rise

With the number of COVID infections on the rise, Dr Michelle explains the latest update to the Federal Office of Public Health’s media campaign – More important than ever: stop the rise in infection numbers. Find out more at https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home.html  

5 Tips to help students cope with school stress

As an educator supporting international school students all over Switzerland, it is distressing to see how many are struggling with mental health issues. A 2017 OECD survey of 540,000 students aged 15-16 across 66 countries found that 66% of students felt stressed about poor grades…

Five Up App

In this Health Matters, Dr Michelle gives a shout out to the Five Up smartphone App, a way of connecting neighbourhoods and communities together so that they can help and support each other, particularly useful in these COVID-19 times. Find out more: https://www.fiveup.org/english