Three-minute mindfulness breathing space

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This podcast is a free three-minute breathing space narrated by Ed Halliwell – one of the world’s leading mindfulness teachers. You can listen to it whenever you feel tense and it is a simple and great way to calm your mind and body down. It also gives you a flavour of our online mindfulness course Be Mindful – which is co-presented …

Don’t call me crazy, call me mad…

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David Crepaz Keay is Head of Empowerment and Social Inclusion at the Mental Health Foundation and works to develop, deliver and evaluate things like service user involvement, carer involvement, peer support and self-management training.  David also has a truly unique perspective on mental health – he has lived with hearing voices since adolescence. His experiences have shaped his attitude to labels …

Podcast: Turning to nature – Kas’ story

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The MHA recorded this episode in April 2021, over a year when we experienced many lockdowns during the Coronavirus pandemic. Throughout this time, many people turned to nature to help manage their mental health – whether that was a walk down the street, a swim in the sea, a run in the countryside, or nurturing a house plant.  On the …

Why does good mental health begin in infancy?

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Good mental health starts in infancy and research shows that a baby who doesn’t get to feel a healthy bond with a parent is at much higher risk of developing mental health problems than a child with a strong connection to the person who cares for them. https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/podcasts-and-videos/why-does-good-mental-health-begin-infancy

What is self-management?

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Self-management helps people with mental health problems take more control over their lives.  David Crepaz-Keay explains why self-management is important in helping individuals to have the kind of life that they want. We provide self-management courses for people with mental health problems, which enables people to get support from other members of their course as well as from mental health …

Raising awareness of the reality of living with dementia…

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Patricia, Diane and Deirdre are Dementia Peer Support Workers at the Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster Memory Service run by Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.  They all have dementia and help other people to understand their diagnosis and learn how to live well with dementia. This is their story. We want everyone who is diagnosed with dementia to …

From surviving to thriving: building a mentally healthier Britain…

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While we’re becoming physically healthier as a society, our mental health is not improving. Depression is one of the leading causes of illness on the planet. We need to act and build a more mentally healthy society. Too few of us are merely surviving – we want to enable people to thrive. Click on the following link to watch the …

Life’s struggles…

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What are our biggest life struggles? And what does it take to just survive? Mental Health Awareness went to Soho square in London to ask some members of the public. People candidly opened up to them about their most significant struggles in life. They included depression, addiction and divorce. They also say how these experiences impacted their lives. https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/podcasts-and-videos/i-survive

Three-minute mindfulness breathing space…

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This podcast is a free three-minute breathing space narrated by Ed Halliwell – one of the world’s leading mindfulness teachers. You can listen to it whenever you feel tense and it is a simple and great way to calm your mind and body down. It also gives you a flavour of our online mindfulness course Be Mindful – which is co-presented …

From surviving to thriving: building a mentally healthier Britain…

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While we’re becoming physically healthier as a society, our mental health is not improving. Depression is one of the leading causes of illness on the planet. We need to act and build a more mentally healthy society. Too few of us are merely surviving – we want to enable people to thrive. https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/podcasts-and-videos/surviving-thriving-building-mentally-healthier-britain