Eating well: how food impacts on our mental health

Rachel and Alice cooking

We are inviting you to watch a free live stream of our event which will explore nutrition and mental health. What we eat and drink affects how we feel, think and behave. Just like the heart, stomach and liver, the brain is an organ that requires different amounts of complex carbohydrates, essential fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and water to remain healthy.

The event will be streamed live on Periscope on Monday 27 March between 6 and 7pm where we will be launching our new policy briefing Food for thought: mental health and nutrition. We all know that eating well helps keep us physically healthy, and we look forward to exploring how it helps maintain a healthy mind too.

As well as experts from the Mental Health Foundation, we will be joined by Rachel Kelly who will discuss her own experiences expressed in her new book, The Happy Kitchen: Good Mood Food, as well as Alice Mackintosh, co-author and nutritionist.

There will be opportunities for you to join the discussion by submitting your questions online. You can also discuss the event on Twitter using the hashtag #EatingWell.