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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
'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 […]
Young & Mindful: An interview with Alice McGurran
Megan Fereday talks to Alice McGurran about her exciting new mental health magazine for young people, ‘Young & Mindful’. Alice McGurran is Content Editor at Welldoing.org, and Editor of Young & Mindful: a new mental health and lifestyle magazine for young people. I spoke to her about the origins of the project, the importance of […]
How do I find a therapist? A personal guide to navigating the system
Anouchka Grose is a writer and psychoanalyst, practising in London. She is a member of The Centre of Freudian Psychoanalysis, where she regularly lectures. Her books include ‘No More Silly Love Songs: a realist’s guide to romance,’ (2010), ‘Are You Considering Therapy?’ (2011), and ‘From Anxiety to Zoolander: notes on psychoanalysis’ (2017). She also contributes […]
Can yoga help anxiety?
Alexandra (not her real name), who struggles with anxiety, talks about the therapies, medicines and activities she’s tried to manage her long-term condition. 18/07/2018 I’ve always been a bit sceptical about yoga – it’s considered ‘alternative’, only for the really flexible and you can’t possibly do it without the right clothes or yoga mat. It’s […]
Should I depend on others?
CEO Dr Ajay Khandelwal explores the value of being dependent in the world of the individual 29/06/2018 The Japanese psychoanalyst Takeo Doi wrote the non-fiction book The Anatomy of Dependence (甘えの構造 Amae no Kōzō) in 1971 to explore the issue of dependency. He argued that the ideal relationship was that of parent / child, which obviously has heaps […]
Fever pitch: how the beautiful game can inspire millions
Jack Dixon (L&S Mind Trustee) reflects on the importance of openness and honesty around mental health in sport 18/06/2018 The world’s biggest international football tournament has finally begun! Around the world, and here at L&S Mind, our excitement for the World Cup has reached fever pitch. But amid the big match build-up, mental health has […]
Volunteers' Week 2018: Helping out for mental health
The benefits of volunteering for mental health – as told by our volunteers, and Megan (Fundraising and Digital) 05/06/2018 It’s Volunteer’s Week! Here at L&S Mind, we’re celebrating the amazing work that our volunteers do to help us, in our mission to make sure no-one in our area has to go through a mental health […]