The Stephen Fry Comments and Why We Should All Watch Our Words

Claire Ayres | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Ayres

Having watched the full interview, most of it makes absolute sense, and I am inclined to agree with a lot of it in terms of political correctness and free speech. People should be able to say whatever they think and be free from chastising...but this should be to a point.

The Black Dawg Launch - Aiding Emotional Wellbeing

Louis McIntosh | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Louis McIntosh

Over the past year I have been involved fully in The Black Dawg project. It started off simply, writing down late at night my thoughts and feelings in the wake of a debilitating depressive episode in my life.

I Am NOT a Marathon Runner - But I'm Running a Marathon

Dame Kelly Holmes | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Sport
Dame Kelly Holmes

My life as an Olympic athlete never seems far away, I meet new people every day who, surprisingly, still have their exciting stories of 'where they were' in 2004, the moment I ran into the history books by winning two gold medals for Great Britain in the 800m and 1500m Athletics events. Or when I am travelling around the world hopefully motivating and inspiring individuals with my old anecdotes, reminiscing as I watch for the millionth time my "moment of glory". Until now...

Why Is Enough Never Enough?

Ruby Wax | Posted 06.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

Here's another 21st century foible that enrages me; after someone asks you what you're doing, even if you tell them you're running a triathlon in Papua New Guinea or shooting a sex scene with Nicole Kidman, the person who's asking says, "And what are you doing next?"

Ten Ways to Do Nothing Better

Dr Elizabeth Sparkes | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Elizabeth Sparkes

Yeah, you read that right - do nothing. It's not easy is it? What happens when we just sit quietly? Thoughts; I should be doing this or that, glimpses at past events and conversations, daydreaming about happy events, guilt for not doing something, anything - the list is endless. It's almost harder to sit still than it is to keep on doing. Isn't it?

#WeMind Save Our Mental Health Services

Lucy Roberts | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK
Lucy Roberts

Mental health services in the Norfolk and Suffolk foundation trust are soon set to take another knock as the funding for the MIND support line in the area is coming to an end. On the 31st March 2016, the region is set to lose a vital resource for mental health services.

Our Report Makes Clear - Mental Health Care Needs to Be Transfomed

Paul Farmer | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK
Paul Farmer

For too long, people with mental health problems have had to put up with patchy services. NHS mental health services have been underfunded for decades and now, as demand for services rises, the signs of strain are obvious. Unsurprisingly, then, the three big priorities that came out of the consultation were: access to the right care, at the right time, in the right place; better integration of mental health and physical health services so that people are treated as a whole person regardless of where in the NHS they are being treated; and prevention, so that we help to stop people developing mental health problems in the first place.

What Is Stigma? Explore Mental Health

Matt Streuli | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Streuli

#ExploreMH is a series of articles and YouTube videos aimed at breaking down the stigma that surrounds Mental Health. You can watch the accompanying v...

What Are Trigger Warnings?

Matt Streuli | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Streuli

Should we campaign for the wider use of Trigger warnings as it would benefit everyone - not just those with a mental health problem? I hope that by openly discussing these points with you, we can together fight the stigma.

Walk-In Centres for You

Ruby Wax | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

I've had walk-in centres before - during a run I did in the West End about five years ago and it was fantastic to behold. People were so grateful and relieved to at last make contact with someone who could offer help and an understanding of what they were going through.

You Are Wrong on Your Favourite Issue

Neil Hughes | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Comedy
Neil Hughes

The results are in. And it's bad news for you. It seems that when it comes to Your Favourite Issue, you're plain wrong.

Big Boys Don't Cry

Paul Farmer | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Farmer

We need to get to the point that men feel as at ease talking about their mental health as they would a broken arm. We need to help men equate seeking help not with weakness, but with doing something that shows courage and strength. It is, after all, profoundly brave to face up to something as stigmatised as a mental health problem. Ultimately, we have to acknowledge that big boys can and do cry. And that's okay.

Thousands More People Are Being Detained Under The Mental Health Act

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK

The 9.8 percent increase in the number of people being detained under the Mental Health Act has caused alarm for campaigners after new statistics were...

Sport Has the Power to Improve Mental and Physical Health

Damian Collins | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Politics
Damian Collins

Sport has the ability to bring together people of all ages. The Rugby World Cup quarter-finals this weekend will draw huge crowds; to the stadiums, to our pubs and to gatherings in homes and the grassroots clubs that are at the centre of so many of our communities.


Kamontip Evans | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

This mind is always making noise - more so when we are not talking. To develop silence of the mind, initially you need a quiet place. Then listen to your mind without expressing any opinion to confuse the matter.

Labour's New Shadow Minister for Mental Health Must Look at Much More Than Just the NHS

Louise Rubin | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Politics
Louise Rubin

Mental health affects and is affected by every area of our lives. Our employment circumstances, housing situation, financial security, the quality of our personal relationships, where we fit into our local community - all of these things can have a profound impact on our wellbeing. And all of these things are influenced by public policy.

The Media Has a Duty of Care to Present Suicide in a Responsible Way

Jenni Regan | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jenni Regan

We ask the media to not be too explicit or detailed about methods of suicide as this could be used as a tip by someone experiencing suicidal ideations. This is even more important when the method involves an unusual method as it puts information into the public domain and makes is easily accessible.

Mixed Bag for Mental Health Since May's Election

Paul Farmer | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Farmer

We want to see the Government take a more holistic view to prevent people becoming unwell in the first place and support people to make ends meet when they're not currently able to work. Mental health is a key issue for all politicians. With the comprehensive spending review approaching, now's the time to give mental health the investment it deserves.

Mental Health Diagnoses Should Not be Social Buzzwords

Kadie Regan | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kadie Regan

Those who do not really suffer from a mental health issue should always be mindful that our emotions are just that, our emotions. Not an opportunity to exploit the rising awareness and progress towards a world where mental health is taken seriously, each and every time.

Six Essential Factors That School Never Taught You About Yourself!

Sunita Pattani | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sunita Pattani

According to the Dalai Lama, all people have one thing in common: they want to be happy. And it is true, all people do want to be happy - it's just that some of us partake in behaviours, that although may bring us some temporary relief, are also destructive to us in the long run.

No Call for Help Should Go Unanswered

Paul Farmer | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK
Paul Farmer

We hope that the CQC report will be the start of a period of real change for mental health services. Now is the time that national and local commissioners must make mental health a priority and put forward the investment that is required for the future.

Those Visitors!

Kamontip Evans | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Be mindful of those who come knocking on the doors of your senses: eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind. When you see something that you like, for instance, or something you dislike, you have already let a 'feeling visitor' through the door.

Autopilot Your Way to Success

Malminder Gill | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

Performing activities on autopilot is actually a lot more common than you might think. According to research by Harvard psychologist, Daniel Gilbert, our minds wander for almost half (46.9%) of our waking days.

Matters of the Mind - Speaking Out About Mental Health in Schools

Anna Hicks | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Hicks

Don't turn a blind eye to problems that need addressing. Children can suffer from mental health problems too, keep that in mind.

Jack Sommers

Here's What The Next Government Should Do For Mental Health In Britain

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Sommers | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Politics

Beyond The Ballot is The Huffington Post UK's alternative take on the General Election, taking on the issues too awkward for Westminster. It focuses o...