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24/05/2024

LionHeart's new CEO Phil Sparke reflects on his first two months in the role, what he's learnt about LionHeart - and surveyors - and looking to the future

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09/05/2024

Moving more for your mental health is the theme of this year's Mental Health Awareness Week. In the weeks after her first London Marathon, our training and wellbeing projects manager Jo Grant reflects on the links between activity and how you feel.

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21/03/2024

This Neurodiversity Celebration Week, our ambassador Marion Ellis FRICS shares her experience of being diagnosed with ADHD in her 40s and how it has helped her understand herself better 

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13/03/2024

When Scott took a terrible fall from 40ft his loved ones were warned he would face a very different future - if he survived at all. He shares his extraordinary story of learning to walk and talk again and not only returning to work but qualifying as a chartered surveyor. 

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05/02/2024

This Children’s Mental Health Week, Imogen and her surveyor mum explain how LionHeart’s youth counselling service provided fast help to get Imogen through a difficult time, and strategies to support her in future.

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22/11/2023

LionHeart ambassador Derek Carter describes his experience of living with 'invisible' illness, and the impact that can have on mental health, as part of our spotlight on Men's Health Month

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09/11/2023

What make a good trustee? This Trustees Week, our board chair Peter McCrea FRICS shares his thoughts.

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01/11/2023

Adrian Drummond MRICS, a training manager and assessor, shares his tips on what final year surveying students can do to stand out to recruiters in a tough climate.

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04/10/2023

LionHeart ambassador Sarah Hempstock MRICS shares her experience of being a surveyor with dyslexia 

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28/09/2023

As she prepares to move on, Davina Goodchild reflects on 12 years as CEO of LionHeart and the pride she feels in the growth in services and reach of the charity during that time.

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13/09/2023

Our lives are punctuated by all sorts of new beginnings, from new jobs to new courses or becoming an empty nester for the first time. If you're someone who finds it difficult to move forward after change, our counsellor Mark Hodson has some tips to help you embrace it rather than fear it.

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05/09/2023

LionHeart ambassador Rebecca Graham MRICS shares the heartbreaking loss of her 18-year-old brother Chris ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day

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05/07/2023

This Alcohol Awareness Week, our ambassador John Tierney MRICS shares how giving up alcohol has had a transformative effect on his life and wellbeing

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25/04/2023

"My mum always used to say that it wasn't just Dad who had been diagnosed with MS - it was all of us." LionHeart's Debra Jumar shares how MS shaped her whole family's life as part of MS Awareness Week.

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20/04/2023

Setting boundaries - or, rather, the failure to do so - is a really common theme we see among the surveyors we work with at LionHeart. Support officer and coach Clare Davis explains how and why you should start.

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17/02/2023

Jackie was single mum to a teenage son and in her 30s when she decided she was going to 'get her degree'. She became chartered in December 2021, after an inspiring yet challenging journey that had lasted 17 years.

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06/02/2023

As a wholly independent charity, LionHeart doesn't get any grant funding and therefore is reliant on donations and fundraising from our brilliant supporters. Our individual giving fundraiser Faye Smith explains how some of those people have been raising money to support their fellow professionals this winter.

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03/02/2023

What do you do when cancer is no longer something that happens to 'other people' - but is there in the heart of your family and marriage? To mark World Cancer Day, our board chair Peter McCrea and wife Emma share their story in this dual perspective blog.

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14/11/2022

LionHeart support services manager Bena Kansara on the devastating effect workplace bullying can have - and how we can help

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13/10/2022

Day-to-day demands of home and work can mean it's all too easy to put off writing your will as a job for the future. As we team up with the National Free Wills Network to offer a limited number of free wills, fundraiser Faye Smith explains why you should have one. 

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May
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15th - My experiences of counselling
January
20th - Worry Time - and how it helps
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2020
November
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March
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February
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