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

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

“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 …

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

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.

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