The Power Of The Olive Branch

Carole Ann Rice | Posted 05.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Carole Ann Rice

C'mon let's be honest here - do you take umbrage? Are you a serious sulker, a wild wound-licker or a door-slammer and throw-away-the-key-er? I'm no slouch when it comes to the flounce, a twist on the heel and nose in the air sharp exit in a flurry of talc and sequins; it feels so good at the time.

If You Do Anything This Suicide Prevention Week, Listen To Logic's Newest Release

Stuart Fagg | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Stuart Fagg

As is the case with mental health themes, you're always hoping for the next breakthrough. US artist Logic's newest release 1-800-273-8255 is soaring through the download charts, demonstrably having an impact as we enter Suicide Prevention Week, a week solely devoted to raising awareness for those having suicidal thoughts.

How To Bounce Back From Debilitating Endometriosis

Smita Joshi | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Smita Joshi

Don't suffer - get expert medical help. The most crucial step is to act quickly if you have regular symptoms. Be persistent in getting your disease diagnosed and insist on seeing a gynaecologist who specialises in treating endometriosis.

The Photos You Post On Instagram Reveal A Lot About Your Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Tech

You might think that Instagram is just for heavily-filtered brunch snaps and smug selfies, but scientists have found that your grid reveals a lot more...

A NHS Workforce Plan Is Essential To Transforming Mental Health Services

Paul Farmer | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK
Paul Farmer

This plan takes us to 2021, but what happens after that? As the misunderstanding surrounding mental health dissipates, and awareness increases, thanks in large part to anti-stigma movements such as Time to Change, jointly run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, we will no doubt see more and more people identify, acknowledge and seek help for their own mental health. This is hugely positive, as it normalises mental health. However, it means that inevitably, demand for mental health services will continue to rise.

What To Expect When You Become Unexpectedly Pregnant

Lizzie Griffiths | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Parents
Lizzie Griffiths

The overwhelming surge of love I felt for the tiny foetus inside me was overwhelming. I felt protective of this tiny being. The maternal instinct I wasn't sure I had suddenly kicked in. I had wanted to make a change in my life, who knew that in 2017 it would be having a baby.

'What Have They Got To Be Depressed About?'

Beth Campagna | Posted 02.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Campagna

He battled a mental illness for 18 months before he brought it to an end in 2011. But despite how my dad's life ended, he was, and still remains, the most positive person I have ever known. Always upbeat, he loved to sing, crack jokes, act the fool. A sociable and out-going bloke with so many friends, a loving husband, dad and grandad. He was all the proof anyone needed that mental illness can happen to anyone.

Mental Health Should Be Top Of The Agenda

Nikki Mattocks | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Nikki Mattocks

No matter whether you're a politician with the power to influence public spending and health policies, or whether you're a plumber, receptionist, doctor, unemployed, a student etc. with the power to change someone's life with a conversation, we all have a voice and we need to use it now more than ever.

Mental Health Awareness

Ruby Wax | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

It was Mental Health Awareness Week again last week. It is a mystery to me as to why it's not Mental Health Week every day of the year? And what do they mean by mental health anyway? How can you be mentally healthy in a world that's nuts? If you feel like you're a normal person, the chances are that you're not mentally healthy, you're delusional.

Mental Health Awareness Week: Revisiting Depression In Cricket

Gemma Wright | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Sport
Gemma Wright

In 2012, Leicestershire batsman Matt Boyce walked from John O'Groats to Lands End for the mental health charity MIND. He was inspired to raise money for them by the prevalence of mental illness amongst his fellow cricketers. I thought it was worth revisiting this piece, written after joining Matt on part of this walk.

We Must Secure The Future Of Supported Housing For People With Mental Health Needs

Denise Welch | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Denise Welch

I know from personal experience of living with clinical depression that mental illness can be a terrifying and isolating experience. It certainly was for me. And yet I was surrounded by friends and family, I was able to recover in a comfortable home environment and I had easy access to support. All the ingredients that make the road to recovery that little bit smoother.

Mothers' Guilt

Danni Tresadern | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Danni Tresadern

If it looks right and goes right then that's all I can hope for. I hated weaning and we survived on Ella's Kitchen pouches until some sheer miracle proper solid food went in. (I might also add I don't like to cook). I was that mum

My Dad. My Hero

Danni Tresadern | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Danni Tresadern

Over the past four years we've watched how the dementia has really started to affect him. He is still Dad and in my mind he always will be. No illness is going to take that away from me. We take each day as it comes. We adapt and we cherish the moments, and the memories of good days.

How Volunteering With Help Refugees UK Helped Relieve My Depression And Made My World Bigger

Charles Howe | Posted 12.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Charles Howe

In 2016 I experienced a lot of change and found myself fumbling from one job to another; signing the dotted line on yet another zero hour contract. I wanted remain but lost and my mind became hazy. I felt detached until it suddenly occurred to me that what I really wanted to do was something fulfilling, constructive and meaningful.

Daughter Launches Selfie Challenge After Witnessing Father's Dementia Battle

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has launched a feel-good selfie challenge after watching her beloved father’s battle with Parkinson’s and dementia. Danni Tresadern, 31, f...

UK Companies Have A Huge Part To Play In Improving The Lives Of People With Mental Health Problems

Paul Farmer | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK
Paul Farmer

At Mind, we know that almost one in six workers have experienced mental health problems at work, with the cost to employers estimated at £26 billion each year. The economic and societal costs of mental health problems are estimated to be at least £105bn a year.

A Fit Mind

Kamontip Evans | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Pick up a women's or men's magazine and the dominant features will be appearance, nutrition, fitness, work, sex and romance. We want to be strong, fit, healthy and attractive and enjoy our work and love life. We want them and expect them to go right, but we can be in for disappointments when they don't go according to plan. We need a Plan B: a fit mind to back us up.

Five Best Parenting Books You've Never Heard Of

Michelle McHale | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Parents
Michelle McHale

Is your bedside table stacked with books or muslins and wet wipes!? We've kept it so simple that we only chose five top books, the first of which is, in itself, the only book you might ever need. The rest have terrific value and can be referred to time and again.

Of Me And Mine

Kamontip Evans | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Finally, our thoughts can consume us. We believe in them so firmly that nobody else should think otherwise or we will challenge them to a heated debate. This 'my and mine' become more obvious when we are angry. If you look at your anger, which part of the body is angry?

Hot Yoga Breathes Life Back Into Ageing

Ed Wood | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ed Wood

The saying, 'life begins at 40', has never been more true as we continue to see exponential increases in how long people are living as well as the retirement age and a shift in what is considered to be 'old age'.

What I've Learnt From Selling Almost Everything

Gee Elliott | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Gee Elliott

Last year I realised that life is too short not to be doing something that you're passionate about and so with that I left a flourishing career in venture capital to move out to Uganda, East Africa. Rather than packing up my belongings and spending a fortune on storage I decided to sell everything instead.

May Tells HuffPostUK: I'll Act On Children's Mental Health Crisis

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May has declared that “mental health problems are everyone’s problem” as she unveiled a raft of new measures to help children and adults...

All I Want For Christmas... Is Not To Fall Into A Bottomless Pit Of Despair

Michelle Lloyd | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Lloyd

Like many 31 year olds living with a mental health condition, the run up to Christmas and indeed the big event itself, for me, is not as magical as I'm lead to believe it should be.

A Gift And A Curse: The Ups And Downs Of Bipolar

Arabella Noortman | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Arabella Noortman

For me, the diagnosis was a relief, for it accorded with the maxim "know thyself" - and, for any human being, this is a fundamental part of life's journey. As time goes on, I have begun to see bipolar not so much as an affliction, confined to a certain, unfortunate percentile of the population, but as something that lies in the further reaches of conscious experience.

Mental Health Needs More Than Just A Day...

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

I've only scratched the surface of this issue and yet despite all of this stigmatisation, there is only ONE day of global awareness! We need to have an open dialogue surrounding mental health issues. Our media needs to be less sensationalist in how they portray mental illness. We definitely need more than one day of awareness a year to do this.