TV and later life: a link to the outside world4 July 2019, Jolie Goodman
In this blog Jolie takes us through why TV is important to some people in later life and how it can help with feelings of isolation and loneliness.
How arts can help improve your mental health25 June 2019, Dorien Eising
In this blog we look at the added value of the arts and how they can keep us happy and in good mental health.
Refugees: behind every statistic, there is a person and a life that matters20 June 2019, Mohamed Omar
We live in a world with a population of 70.8 million forcibly displaced people. Mo talks to us about our responsibilty to protect and safeguard refugees, why we must support their mental health needs, and give them a voice and visibility.
Love Island producers still don’t get it when it comes to mental health3 June 2019, Guest Blogger
Love Island producers still have a long way to go in making a positive statement on body image, in looking after their contestants mental health and understanding what mental health prevention is says Stuart Hill.
Why the language we use to describe mental health matters2 May 2019, Dr Antonis Kousoulis
Dr Antonis Kousoulis talks to us about the language we use to describe mental health and why it matters today.
Body image and mental health: leading a life art class26 April 2019, Jolie Goodman
Concerns about body image and appearance, while often associated with younger people, are not exclusive to being young. In later life adults are still concerned about body image. Jolie talks about this and how our relationship with our bodies changes as we age through the lens of an life art class.
Moving from self-destruct to self-care17 April 2019, Rachel Smith
Last year we asked our supporters how they recognise when they need more self-care. Rachel reflects on what this question means to her. She takes us through her journey - moving from self-destruct to self-care and talks to us about how lifestyle changes have improved her mental health and self-esteem.
Body image – a key to better mental health17 April 2019, Mark Rowland
All of us live with our bodies as they evolve and change. Just as all of us have a role in shaping an inclusive culture where we help others feel comfortable in their own skin.
Exploring loneliness in children3 April 2019, Jane Caro
Jane Caro gives her analysis on the ONS report: 'Exploring loneliness in children, Great Britain: 2018'. We welcome this report as we know that the experience of loneliness amongst children, is likely to have important implications on their emotional wellbeing and mental health as they grow and develop. This report shows that more research is needed in this area.
70 years on… no health without mental health2 April 2019, Dr Antonis Kousoulis
Antonis Kousoulis talks to us about why mental health experiences are personal to each of us, about how a change in society's perceptions of mental health helped to improve our legal rights and how a collective view on mental health prevention could move us forward to a positive place on par with physical health improvements.