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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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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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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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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‘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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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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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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Life at Mind Retail – as told by Toni

Stop press – a new Mind shop is opening on Walworth Road in Southwark! We chatted to our Area Manager Toni York about what she loves most about working in Mind Retail, and about opportunities for volunteering in stores. 21/11/2018 How did you get to be in your current role? I started working for Mind five years...
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‘Running gives me a sense of release’

Olivia Ponsford, runner and fundraiser for L&S Mind, explains how running has helped her through her recovery from an eating disorder 15/11/2018 In 2017 I ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon. I found it to be one of the most testing yet rewarding experiences of my life. The support and strength that I got from...
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