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Lambeth & Southwark MIND Information Service: Responding to COVID 19.

Lambeth & Southwark MIND Information Service: Responding to COVID 19. Lambeth and Southwark MIND’s Information Helpline is one of the charity’s core services. It is a popular resource, averaging 1200 enquiries per year. Under normal circumstances the Information Service Adviser works with her manager and Information Service volunteers to answer telephone and e-mail queries, research […]

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Posted on: 9th September 2020

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Heaven Scent: Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a complementary therapy which can help the body’s natural ability to prevent, heal, rest and recover from illness and has been used in some form or another for centuries. Aromatherapy is the use of essences from plants, in the form of oils, which can treat symptoms on the physical, mental and emotional level […]

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Posted on: 16th March 2020

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness has origins in spiritual practice but you don’t have to be religious to be mindful. It is a practical tool that can be used at anytime, anywhere, by anyone and is the ability to be fully present and aware of where we are, what we are doing and noticing what is going on around […]

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Posted on: 10th March 2020

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Girls Can: Female artist SoFLY to run women’s graffiti workshop with Lambeth & Southwark Mind

Girls Can: An IWD graffiti celebration of the ongoing breakdown of gender stereotypes Sunday 8th March (1pm to 5pm) On International Women’s Day, Leake Street Arches will celebrate the ongoing breakdown of traditional gender stereotypes by encouraging women to try out the (still) male-dominated art form of graffiti Female artist, SoFLY, will run a women’s […]

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Posted on: 24th February 2020

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Thinking hopefully about stress | Stress Awareness Month 2019

Tired of getting unhelpful advice during times of stress? Try staying hopeful together instead, says Megan (Head of Fundraising & Digital)  01/04/2019 What’s the least helpful thing you’ve ever been told when you’re stressed? “Just take a deep breath.”  “You don’t have it that bad, though, do you?”  “It’s all in your head.” “Everything will […]

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Posted on: 1st April 2019

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Connecting with nature

Infoservice volunteer ‘Emma’ explains how the great outdoors helps her stay well Whenever I’m feeling down or stressed, I find getting out in the fresh air really helps me to get things into perspective. Just being surrounded by nature has an almost instant, calming effect. Spring is a great time to enjoy nature as everything […]

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Posted on: 26th March 2019

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Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2019

All you need to know to raise awareness of ED’s this year 26/02/2019 Each year in February, a whole week is dedicated to campaigning for awareness and support for those experiencing the mental health conditions we know as eating problems and disorders.  This year, the focus of the campaign is that eating disorders do not discriminate. […]

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Posted on: 26th February 2019

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Children's Mental Health Week 2019

With Children’s Mental Health Week (4-10 February) just around the corner, ‘Laura’, one of our Information Service volunteers, reflects on what she plans to do 31/01/2019 As a teacher, I have plenty of contact with children. However, I don’t often talk to my pupils about their mental health. This is something that I want to […]

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Posted on: 31st January 2019

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'Mindfulness in motion': swimming for mental health

‘Laura’, one of our Information Service volunteers, explains why swimming helps her maintain good mental health 24/01/2018 I have struggled with anxiety for most of my adult life. In fact, I think I suffered from childhood depression as well. I seem to have a bout of anxiety which is swiftly followed by depression about every […]

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Posted on: 24th January 2019

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The team's Christmas Mental Health tips

Here’s our tips for staying well during the festive season 🎄 19/12/2018 Christmas is supposed to be “the most wonderful time of the year”, isn’t it? It certainly can be; but the obligations and pressures of this time can become overwhelming, for anyone.  If you find yourself struggling during the festive period, these pieces of advice […]

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Posted on: 20th December 2018

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