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  • Published 13 November 2015
    I’m happy to be called a Luddite because they were trying to preserve their livelihood and identity in the face of industrialisation...applying 21st century speak, one could say there was a wellbeing thing going on with what the Luddites were trying to achieve.
  • Published 09 November 2015
    Eating Disorders affect over 700,000 people in the UK, yet we still know very little about these mental health disorders and how we can better treat them. Una Foye explains why she chose to research this challenging area of mental health.
  • Published 05 November 2015
    So here we are in Movember again. From their original focus on prostate cancer, the Movember Foundation now has work programmes on other aspects of men’s health, including mental health.
  • Published 30 October 2015
    In 2009, when I was 18 years old, my father took his own life. He stepped in front of a high-speed train, two minutes from our house at 7:30am. He left a hand-written note to my mum and I reading, “I’m sorry…but I’m mad”. I will never forget the moment the police knocked on our […]
  • Published 29 October 2015
      I am never completely free of depression, even when I’m well. Every day involves some form of confrontation with depressive symptoms. Some days are easier than others but respite remains for me something to work towards. I have had a relationship with depression for as long as I can remember. When I eventually sought […]
  • Published 28 October 2015
    Last Friday, Mental Health Foundation staff had the honour of meeting their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as part of a Royal visit to the city of Dundee. Chris O'Sullivan shares his thoughts on a positive and productive day.
  • Published 21 October 2015
    Janice Sinson Award winner Quynh Pham shares her story of evaluating a mobile game which claims to help alleviate anxiety, panic and hyperventilation:
  • Published 30 September 2015
    The line management relationship is key to mental health in the workplace. Good line management can reap dividends which are far more than financial, says Chris O'Sullivan.
  • Published 23 September 2015
    Alice talks about her experience of living with an eating disorder, her relationship with herself and others and the impact this has had on her life. She also discusses how eating disorders and mental health problems generally are perceived.
  • Published 16 September 2015
    IAPT services intend to ensure that there is equal access to therapy for everyone, yet people with learning disabilities were not equally supported. In the past three years the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities has sought to address this.
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