Tag Archives | mental health

Having a balanced relationship with the news: a top tips animation by Mind Waves

It is becoming very common lately to hear people talking about ‘news fatigue’, craving to escape social media because the relentless stream of news is causing them stress, anxiety and depression. As human beings we are hardwired to react to immediately stressful situations by going into a ‘fight or flight’ state. But exposure to alarming […]

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‘Diverted’ is still essential viewing during this year’s #AutismAwarenessWeek

It’s #AutismAwarenessWeek2019 and we are re-sharing ‘Diverted’, a short film from the National Autistic Society, starring Saskia Lupin which was part of last year’s TMI campaign. It takes us on the journey of a young woman getting ready for the day ahead and anticipating the daily commute, something which many of us take for granted […]

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“I laughed and cried the whole way through” – the books which are good for our mental health

On World Book Day we asked which books were good for your mental health, now or at particular times of your life. The passionate responses from our volunteers and followers definitely made us want to clear some space on our bookshelves! Any book helps me with mental health, not one specifically….” -Ann-Marie Sharpe, Community Correspondent […]

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Things you can do when having a bad day – a short animation by GAMH Young Carers #ageandwellbeing

The third instalment of mental health animations from GAMH Young Carers as part of our #ageandwellbeing series. This time they’re sharing some straightforward yet effective tips for making a bad day better. You can watch all of the group’s short mental health animations on our playlist.

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“My inner self hasn’t changed much since then. I’m still trying to understand” – The Intuitive Gardener on age and wellbeing

A post from our Community Correspondent The Intuitive Gardener If I was offered a magic pill and go back to being sixteen, there’s no way I’d take it. Back then, I hated everything about myself. I remember feeling very confused and looking for answers in all the wrong places. In a way, my inner self […]

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“Listen to your dreams, you know the ones” – wisdom on age and wellbeing from Community Correspondent Robert

A post from our Community Correspondent Robert Terry as part of our age and wellbeing series. If I could retain the wisdom I’ve gleaned since then, I’d go back to being sixteen in a flash! I’d be better able to defend myself from life, while retaining my inner sense of self-belief. I think there are […]

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“I would definitely take the gift of empathy to my 16 year old self. The financial and emotional issues I’ve experienced have made me more open-minded” #debtawarenessweek2019

Our project assistant Marie shares her own experience of debt and mental health as part of our Age and Wellbeing series. One question our volunteers and training participants have been considering as part of our latest theme is ‘if you could take a magic pill and go back to being 16 would you take it?‘ […]

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Working together to improve young people’s mental health – a guest post from Professor Lisa McDaid

As part of our age and wellbeing theme – and of course for #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek – we are delighted to feature a guest blog by Professor Lisa McDaid. You can find out more about membership of the TRIUMPH Network on their website and follow them on Twitter @TRIUMPHnetwork. One in eight children and young people experience […]

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