How a self-management course changed my life2 April 2014, Guest Blogger
I was living in a homeless hostel with no ambition or future goals when I was directed towards a self-management course.
Eating Disorders should demand respect from all of us25 February 2014, Guest Blogger
Ilona Burton is a researcher and journalist writing on eating disorders and other mental health issues. As part of Eating Disorders Awareness Week, she writes about stereotypes and misconceptions around eating disorders.
Mental illness does not necessarily incapacitate someone21 January 2014, Guest Blogger
Christopher Tolmie is a student film maker from Glasgow. His short film, ‘Mental: A Family Experience’, won best ‘Youth Perspective’ film at the SMHAFF international film awards in October 2013. Christopher talks about his film about his brother, who suffers from psychosis which he made to capture his families struggles but also to document how the experience.
Raising mental health awareness in Malawi will be a long difficult journey16 December 2013,
Last week I blogged about my recent experience of visiting Malawi to deliver capacity building training with disabled people’s organizations to increase their collective advocacy and participation skills. But why do work in countries like Malawi in the first place?
Nice work if you can get it6 November 2013, Chris O'Sullivan
For millions of us a good deal of our waking hours are spent at work, with the rest of the time often divided between travelling to work and worrying about work. It’s no wonder, then, that mental health in the workplace is becoming an increasingly pressing issue.
Is being old a mental health problem?8 October 2013,
There is a still a strong tendency among many people to associate old age very negatively, with a sense of it being a ‘burden on society’, something to be feared, and consisting primarily of an unpleasant combination of health conditions and problems.
Parenting, child protection and the case of Daniel Pelka24 September 2013,
The tragic death of Daniel Pelka rests at the hands of no other than his mother and step-father
Getting young people Doc Ready12 September 2013, Guest Blogger
Ben Matthews, Head of Communications at FutureGov, describes the impact of the launch of new mental health app, Doc Ready.
The dilemma of old age becomes more prevalent than ever8 August 2013, Guest Blogger
Natalija Webb, Development and Later Life intern at the Mental Health Foundation, explains how the public can help in giving older people a better quality of life.