About Mental Health
Mental Health affects us all. How we think and feel about ourselves and our lives impacts on our behaviour and how we cope in tough times. It affects our ability to make the most of the opportunities that come our way and play a full part amongst our family, workplace, community and friends. Itâs also closely linked with our physical health. Whether we call it well-being, emotional welfare or mental health, itâs key to living a fulfilling life. What is Mental Health? Being mentally healthy doesnât just mean that you donât have a mental health problem. What are Mental Health Problems?...
Visiting our offices
Our headquarters is located in London but we also have offices in Scotland and Wales. London office Colechurch House 1 London Bridge Walk London SE1 2SX +44 (0)20 7803 1100 Download directions and a map to our London Office (PDF) Scotland Glasgow office Merchants House 30 George Square Glasgow G2 1EG +44 (0)141 572 0125 It's on the corner of George Square which is in the city centre, directly opposite Queen Street Railway Station. Edinburgh office Walker Street Edinburgh EH3 7LP +44 (0)131 243 3800 It lies just off Shandwick Place in the west end of the city, a five minute walk from Haymarket...
Andrea on mindfulness: "I'm just so glad I gave it a chance"
"I was comforted by the fact that you can't do mindfulness 'wrong' so there was no danger of me 'failing' at it."
Jonathan, 18, has experienced extreme panic attacks and anxiety which threatened to mar his first year at university. "I have been undergoing the fight with anxiety and panic for as long as I can remember. I have struggled with it throughout my education and personal life and it has been a large factor of my life for so long, that I just learnt to deal and live with it, even though at this point I had no clue that what I was experiencing was anxiety and panic attacks . "In August 2013, I had my worst panic attack that I have ever had and was at this point, that I knew I really had to do...
Sandy: Mindfulness in the Car
I have bipolar , anxiety and social phobia. I was first placed in a psychiatric ward when I was 14 but was not officially diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder until I was 35. I've become more socially phobic over the last eight years and have been unable to leave the house by myself without it being planned in advance, with all details fixed. As I've withdrawn more and more, driving has become particularly difficult for me. I have always been frightened of breaking down in the car; irritating people and having to deal with strangers on the road. If I had to go out the doctors, I would have to...
'Making mindfulness part of our everyday is the key to its success'
The story of Shepperd's Hill Nursery, who practice mindfulness with their children.
Deena's story: 'Mindfulness helps stop my emotions from skyrocketing from a level 1 to a 10'
I have battled with mental health problems for 12 years and during this time I have been exposed to numerous drugs, undergone talking therapies like DBT and psychotherapy , and at my lowest point, I have been sectioned under the mental health act. Despite the rocky road I have been on, to the outside world I have managed to maintain a 'normal life', which many people don't associate with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD) . Rceently I asked my mother to describe what I was like as a child. She said I was a "lovely, easy-going, friendly child that enjoyed being in the...
Scott Stossel: 'I think many anxious people can benefit from mindfulness'
Scott Stossel is the editor of online magazine, The Atlantic and author of bestselling book My Age of Anxiety.