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Welcome to Shandwell - Strategic Health and Wellbeing

Hello.

I’m John Picken and thank you for visiting the Shandwell website.

Shandwell’s purpose is to help make a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of the working age population. 

The demographics of this population are changing as is the understanding that physical and mental health are intrinsically linked.  To address these changes and associated risks effectively, there needs to be much greater emphasis on education, prevention and early intervention.

I hope you find what you read here interesting and useful. If you have any comments or ideas, I’d be very pleased to hear from you.

John Picken

More Happiness Leads to Better Cognition

  https://www.zurinstitute.com/blog-post/more-happiness-leads-to-better-cognition/ This is an interesting read about how depressive symptoms in early adulthood can lead to dementia in later life.    The takeaway is

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Stop Thinking

This is a short and easy to read article on Catastrophising. It is described as a natural human reaction albeit an unhealthy one. Overthinking, exaggerating

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Analysis Paralysis

This very informative article looks at many of the self induced problems we face when making decisions. The section on how overthinking lowers your performance

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