Sport changed my life for the better15 May 2013, Guest Blogger
Personal Trainer and ex-professional boxer Cathy Brown is the spokesperson for Mental Health Awareness Week and talks about how exercise and boxing are essential in managing her mental health.
Let's Get Physical Booklet2 May 2013
Research shows that exercise influences the release and uptake of chemicals in the brain that make you feel good. This booklet is a pocket guide to using physical activity to boost your wellbeing.
From simple daily changes like walking for twenty minutes or tending your...
Dementia, cognitive ageing and decline â am I bovvered?15 September 2012,
According to research from the Centre for Cognitive Ageing at Edinburgh University there is very little evidence to show that cognitive deterioration in later life is associated with a decrease in life satisfaction or well being.
School playing fields are vital for childrenâs emotional wellbeing and mental health20 August 2012,
We are taking away the very things we know can help children build resilience and lead mentally healthier lives – playing outdoors and participating in sports.
Exercise and Depression - A Cautious Approach15 June 2012,
A BMJ article on exercise and depression suggest to me that it's important to see more research in this area to give us a better idea of the relationship between physical exercise and its impact on the symptoms of depression, compared with standard care alone.
Physical and mental illness - the need for an integrated approach15 February 2012,
The evidence to support a close - even inseparable - link between mental and physical health leads to new challenges facing the health care system - and for new challenges we need new policy.
How exactly do recessions affect our mental well-being?24 January 2012,
Essentially, economic health and mental health are like Siamese twins - you can’t have one without the other.
It's important that co-existing conditions don't determine a personâs course of treatment19 January 2012,
New research shows that nursing home residents with dementia who use anti-depressants are three times more likely to have a fall than nursing home residents who do not.
Mindfulness: 10 minute practice exercise
PODCAST: This relaxation exercise is narrated by Mindfulness expert, Professor Mark Williams, and features a series of breathing and visualisation techniques.
New Year's resolutions: exercise
PODCAST How exactly does exercise benefit both your mental health and physical health? We look at this, and some techniques to help you stick to a programme of regular exercise.