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Turkey isn’t just for Christmas Day, it’s for life!
19 December 2014
Turkey is a Christmas classic and the food of choice in most households on Christmas Day. It is a rich source of tryptophan which has been shown to promote sleep1. This may help to explain the common post Christmas dinner slump that most of us know so well; however, the high amounts of carbohydrates […]
Scott Stossel, Editor of the The Atlantic, on anxiety, resilience, and the power of Mindfulness
10 December 2014
Scott Stossel is the editor of American online magazine, The Atlantic and author of bestselling book My Age of Anxiety. Here, Stossel talks to us about his struggles with generalized anxiety disorder, ideas of happiness, and why mindfulness could hold the key...
“The beauty of practising yoga is that your own experience is the real teacher”
05 December 2014
Senior Research Officer, Lauren Chakkalackal, on the healing power of yoga for both body and mind.
“Video blogging saved my life”: how Sam used social media to cope with his depression
07 November 2014
I have suffered from depression and anxiety, on and off, for ten years. Although these feelings have been dormant for almost a year, they returned with full force only two months ago. Things got difficult for me and I started to become a threat to myself...
Our children deserve better
11 August 2014
There would quite rightly be outrage if someone with cancer, or a broken leg wasn't given appropriate treatment - so why is it ok for children and young people with mental health problems to be denied the help they need?
As carers we need to look after ourselves so we can support each other as well
09 June 2014
This week is Carers Week in the UK - listen to one carer talk about about how a support programme has helped him understand both the challenges of being a carer as well as his own mental health.
How supportive management can help us to stay mentally healthy at work
08 June 2014
The recognition that mental health isn’t just the responsibility of individuals, but is influenced by the environment in which people operate is the key to a better work environment.
‘Parity of esteem’ and the workplace
04 June 2014
The push to value mental health in the same way that we value physical health is high on the Government’s mental health agenda. So what does this mean in the workplace and what can we do to make it this happens?
Having a voice and influencing our society and future is a deep-seated need in every person
23 May 2014
In my work on a project to engage and empower groups of people living with a diagnosis of dementia, I feel I'm witnessing the building and expansion of a social movement.
Take time to listen to the silent; they have so much to say
21 May 2014
As the group facilitator for a dementia self help project I have learned to listen, to connect, communicate, share, to care and support each other...isn’t that what life is all about?
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