Living with dementia – Frank’s story…

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Frank, 74, is a member of a self-help group for people with memory problems. Here, he talks about his life and ways to remember things. https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/podcasts-and-videos/franks-story

Getting Help…

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If you are concerned that you are developing a mental health problem you should seek the advice and support of your GP as a matter of priority. If you are in distress and need immediate help and are unable to see a GP, you should visit your local A&E. The Mental Health Foundation is a charity specialising in research and policy development, with a …

“I’m Fine…”

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As part of MHA’s ‘I’m Fine’ campaign, they hit the streets to ask people how they were. How do you think they responded? MHA’s recent study of 2,000 adults revealed that the average adult will say “I’m fine” 14 times per week. Yet only 19% actually mean it. We want people to open up about their feelings and bring back meaning …

Looking after your mental health at Christmas…

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Christmas may be something you look forward to, or it may be a time of year you find a bit tough. What the Christmas period brings will be individual to each of us. Here’s some helpful advice from the Mental Health Foundation https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/christmas

Physical activity and mental wellbeing…

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We all know that being active is vital to physical health. It lowers blood pressure, increases energy levels, helps with relaxation and improves your health in general. But did you know that staying active can also help our mental wellbeing? https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/videos/physical-activity-and-mental-wellbeing

Mental health statistics…

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Research this year has identified the most common mental health problems: Mixed anxiety & depression is the most common mental disorder in Britain, with 7.8% of people meeting criteria for diagnosis 4-10% of people in England will experience depression in their lifetime Common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety are distributed according to a gradient of economic disadvantage across society. The poorer and more disadvantaged …

How to overcome fear and anxiety…

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Fear is one of the most powerful emotions; it has a very strong effect on your mind and body. Fear can create strong signals of response when we’re in emergencies; it can also take effect when you’re faced with non-dangerous events, like exams, public speaking, a new job, a date, or even a party. It’s a natural response to a …

What Hallucination Reveals About Our Minds…

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Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks brings our attention to Charles Bonnet syndrome — when visually impaired people experience lucid hallucinations. He describes the experiences of his patients in heart-warming detail and walks us through the biology of this under-reported phenomenon.

Mental Health in Later Life…

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One in five older people living in the community and two in five people living in care homes experience depression or poor mental health. Research shows that there are five key issues that can have an impact on the mental wellbeing of older people: Discrimination Participation in meaningful activities Relationships Physical health Poverty Even though there are laws in place to …

Break the silence for suicide survivors…

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Even when our lives appear fine from the outside, locked within can be a world of quiet suffering, leading some to the decision to end their life. At TEDYou, JD Schramm asks us to break the silence surrounding suicide and suicide attempts, and to create much-needed resources to help people who reclaim their life after escaping death. Additional Resources: http://t.co/wsNrY9C