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  • Published 29 May 2015
    The Mental Health Foundation is a member of the Mental Health Policy Group, alongside the Centre for Mental Health, Rethink, RCPsych, Mental Health Network, NHF Confederation, and Mind. As part of the Mental Health Policy Group, we have published ‘Improving England Mental Health: The First 100 Days and Beyond’ to advocate for a range of […]
  • Published 27 April 2015
    Mindfulness is a term that has gained increasing awareness in the minds of people in recent years. It’s to do with dropping into yourself, becoming aware, finding a healthy balance between doing and being, becoming fully attentive to the present moment. Engaging fully in what ‘is’ (right now) rather than what ‘should’ or ‘ought’ to […]
  • Published 20 March 2015
    The next Government needs to commit to implementing Future in Mind; they must not go back on this investment and ensure that it is spent on children and young people’s mental health services.
  • Published 19 March 2015
    The increased focus on children and young people’s mental health is hugely welcomed but we must see meaningful improvement on the ground
  • Published 12 March 2015
      In 2010 the Mental Health Foundation published a booklet called Grouchy Old Men? It was about older men’s mental health and some practical advice on how to provide appropriate support to men experiencing difficulties. At the time it was published the total number of suicides was 5,675, a figure that had been falling for […]
  • Published 26 February 2015
    We need to provide upstream interventions which promote mental health and wellbeing for children and young people.
  • Published 27 January 2015
    We must take a step back and look at sustaining good mental health within our society. This means support for mothers during and after pregnancy, skills for children and young people in schools, support for those in and out of work, and effective tools to help people in later life avoid loneliness and depression.
  • Published 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 […]
  • Published 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...
  • Published 05 December 2014
    Senior Research Officer, Lauren Chakkalackal, on the healing power of yoga for both body and mind.
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