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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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...
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Fresh perspectives on stress

This Mental Health Awareness Week, Megan (Fundraising & Digital) is surprised to find out how our stress can help us out  18/05/2018 We’ve all been told how to get rid of our stress. From that ten minutes of meditation (that very few of us actually have the time for), to all manner of pseudoscientific miracle...
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L&S Mind at the Peckham 10k 2018

Ajay (our Director), Olivia (Head of Development) and Megan (Fundraising and Digital) look back on last weekend’s sunny fun run in Peckham Rye Park 14/05/2018 Ajay Congratulations heroic runners of Peckham! I am the man in the cow boy hat who was high-fiving you and asking you, “Where are your guts?!” One distraught woman muttered...
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