Read our Annual Report 2017-18

Find out all about the last year of L&S Mind’s work – and our plans for the future 01/10/2018 We’re delighted to have published our newest Annual Report for 2017-18. You can view the report here. We have redesigned this document to make it easier for you to read and navigate, and to find out...
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World Suicide Prevention Day 2018: Key resources and events

Here’s a roundup of the most helpful things to see, read and do this September 10th. 10/09/2018 World Suicide Prevention Day is held every year on September 10th, to bring people together from all over the world who have been affected by suicide in one way or another. It’s a day when charities and public health...
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L&S Mind Launches Psychotherapy For All

03/09/2018 Lambeth and Southwark Mind are proud to announce the launch of a new, free psychotherapy clinic based at its Brixton Road premises. ‘Psychotherapy For All’ will offer free talking therapy to adults in South East London who are experiencing moderate to acute mental health difficulties, including psychosis, for a period of up to one...
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Men’s mental health: Should we all act more like football supporters?

Teddy Cutler (L&S Mind Volunteer) writes on the surprising links between football support and mental health 29/08/2018 56 per cent of respondents to a recent Mind survey believed people found it easier to express their emotions at football matches than in ‘real life’. For the uninitiated, this result may be surprising. But it resonates with me...
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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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Royal Parks Half 2018: Last chance to sign up!

The deadline to sign up for L&S Mind’s team is fast approaching Our 99 places in the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon 2018 are rapidly filling up. Our huge thanks go out to all those who’ve signed up and started training and fundraising already. We’re getting super excited to run with you on the big day...
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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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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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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...
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“As her sister, I felt the responsibility”

Emily tells us how she coped during her sister’s mental illness, and shares her advice for others caring for a sibling 13/06/2018 When I arrived home from university for the weekend last year, my Dad who was collecting me from the station said we had to go straight to the hospital. Dad said matter-of-factly that...
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