Group Facilitator - Perthyn Refugee Project
Amy first joined the Wales office in September 2019 as a student intern. She has since qualified as an occupational therapist and continues to work for MHF on a sessional basis as a group facilitator on the Perthyn refugee project.
Amy is committed to using her skills as an occupational...
Project Co-ordinator, Green Ribbon Arts Festival
Mark is working for the Mental Health Foundation in Wales, to organise the inaugural Green Ribbon Arts Festival. The festival will demonstrate how the arts can prevent mental illness in Wales.
Mark’s previous job was at the Wales Co-operative Centre, where he worked in comms, marketing,...
Helen Tower - Volunteer Coordinator
Helen is passionate about the positive impact involvement in the arts and creativity has on our mental health and wellbeing. She has championed this most recently at The Gate art centre but has been involved in a variety of healthcare and third sector settings over her career....
Mental Health Foundation appoints Aisha Sheikh-Anene as Chair of the Board of Trustees15 June 2020,
The Mental Health Foundation is proud to announce the appointment of Aisha Sheikh-Anene as its new chair of trustees.
Effect of the coronavirus pandemic on refugees lives18 June 2020, Mohamed Omar
Read about the effect that the coronavirus pandemic is having on refugees and asylum seekers.
Escaping through colour
Bethan talks about the changing seasons and the effect they have on her mental health.
Red squirrel stand-off
Will shares how a short walk when his mind is full can be great for his wellbeing
Wave 4: late May, 2 months into lockdown
In Wave 4, in late May, 2 months in the lockdown we found that: In general, while the extent of coping well is improving among the population as a whole, it appears that certain groups are at greater risk of experiencing poor, and in some cases, deteriorating mental health. In general, the trend of the proportion of people reporting being anxious in the last two weeks as a result of the coronavirus pandemic is downwards since the first survey carried out in mid-March, having fallen from 62% to 53%. A higher proportion of people with long-term health conditions (62%), single parents (59%),...