Forming your identity - Iona's story9 May 2022,
Iona talks about the challenges of being autistic and her feelings of loneliness after leaving school to go to university. Being outside your 'comfort zone' also had an effect on her mental health, but as she says in her story, "starting with small things can help". Volunteering and starting dance classes were her way of starting out on that journey.
Find your folk - Amanda's story9 May 2022,
Amanda talks about being neurodiverse, having a diagnosis of Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD) and the stigma that she experienced. "Finding your folk" and "people like me" went a long way in helping her to cope with her many challenges.
Ben Hayes - a supporter's story7 April 2022,
Following the tragic loss of my mother, Gill Hayes, to suicide at the start of 2021, I knew that, in time, I would want to raise both awareness and money for mental health problems to help prevent other families from having to go through what my family continues to go through.
To Level Up or Not Level Up – How the Levelling Up white paper effects public mental health and what needs to happen next25 March 2022,
Given the current state of world events, it would be understandable if you had already forgotten about the Government’s levelling up white paper. News has certainly moved quickly since the Government released its 332-page document last month.
Today is Youth Mental Health Day and the theme is Striding Forward7 September 2021,
Read our blog about why it's important to support children and young people's mental health.
OPEN's Contribution to the Women's Health Strategy (England) Call for Evidence16 August 2021,
Several weeks ago on the International Day of Action on Women's Health we asked those of our OPEN members who are women living in England to tell us about your views and experiences, to inform our submission to the government’s Women’s Health Strategy (England) Call for Evidence.
Blog - Dr David Crepaz‑Keay and Heather Lewis talk about the mental health stresses and strains that affect our top-flight athletes, as well as you and me.4 August 2021,
Dr David Crepaz‑Keay, Head of Applied Learning and Heather Lewis, Project Manager and Independent Elite Athlete Lifestyle Coach, talk about the mental health stresses and strains that affect our top-flight athletes, as well as you and me.
Ending poverty and improving mental health17 October 2018, Edward Davie
How does poverty impact on mental health? What can be done to address the issue? Our communities lead Ed Davie discusses.
What can local governments do to improve mental health?13 March 2018,
With local elections approaching, Millie Macdonald looks at the key priorities for local governments to improve mental health.
2017: the year young women and girls put gender on the agenda21 December 2017,
Bethan Buswell looks back on this year as one in which women's issues shot to the forefront of mainstream consciousness.