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 …

How to look after your mental health in later life

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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 There is a lot you can do to protect your own mental wellbeing and the MHA have published a booklet where you can find references get both help and advice. It …

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

Learning Disabilities – some stats…

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Mental health problems among people with a learning disability are often overlooked, underdiagnosed and left untreated as a result of poor understanding, awareness, evidence in this area and symptoms being mistakenly attributed to the person’s learning disability: Data has shown that people with lower intellectual ability had higher rates of symptoms of common mental health problems (25%) compared to those with average …

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 …