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Mealtimes and mental health
Learn about the many psychological, social and biological benefits of eating meals with other people.
Medication for mental health problems
Learn about medication for mental health problems. Find out about drug categories, prescribing medication and questions to ask.
Learn about what mental capacity means. Find out what causes a lack of mental capacity, about The Mental Capacity Act 2005 and why the Mental Health Foundation is an expert in this.
Mental health in later life
Learn about mental health in later life. Find out about some of the key areas that can affect mental health in later life such as retirement, depression and dementia.
Mental health literacy
Learn more about mental health literacy. Find out the positive benefits to mental health literacy such as acquired knowledge of how to seek access to mental health information.
Learn about mindfulness. Find out more about mindfulness and mental health, how it can benefit people during pregnancy, in criminal justice, schools and the workplace.
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT)
Learn about mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Find out how it combines mindfulness techniques like meditation, breathing exercises and stretching with elements from cognitive behaviour therapy.
Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)
Learn about mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). Find out how it aims to address prolonged periods of stress which can lead to poor mental and physical health.
Learn about mutual caring. Find out how families develop routines and ways of coping that mean both the older carer and the person with learning disabilities look after each other.