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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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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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'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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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 […]

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Posted on: 10th December 2018

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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 […]

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Posted on: 14th August 2018

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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 […]

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Posted on: 18th July 2018

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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 […]

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Posted on: 29th June 2018

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