I am political by nature and despair of humanity at times - no more so than when I see the news filtering from the USA about the separation of children and parents on the border [...]
We know, you know, men are often conditioned to suppress emotions, to not show feelings, to maintain the stiff upper lip so when the likes of Gary Speed, Robin Williams and Anthony Bourdain take their [...]
Middlesbrough born prolific author and columnist, John Nicholson, sent me a link to an article he recently wrote for Football365 entitled “let’s hope sanity gets English ‘fans’ before the Russians”. It is a powerful piece [...]
Matthew Smith started this petition to Jeremy Hunt and 1 other. My brother Dan was my best pal and my idol. He was taken by something silent, something none of his friends or family saw coming. 13 years ago, [...]
You know mental health is topical when a coaster campaign goes viral. Rightly so too, given that suicide is the biggest cause of male deaths under the age of 45. If you didn't see the [...]
Colin has been featured in the EDP for his story and we are delighted to have been given permission to share the link from Helen Baldry from St Martins Housing. READ MORE.
As far as I understand it the medicine that Bradley Wiggins was prescribed to help address his asthma, and WAS perfectly legal. In a world where, due to drug abuse, some of the most rigid [...]
Ric Elias had a front-row seat on Flight 1549, the plane that crash-landed into the Hudson River in New York in January 2009 (later made into the film Sully – starring Tom Hanks). So what [...]
Musicians do appear to be affected disproportionately by mental health issues. You only have to look at the untimely deaths of famous pop and rock stars to see this is the case. Sportsmen and women [...]
Pray Listen by David Sutton “Yes I am a believer because the other option really doesn’t appeal” As I get older I do start to wonder what happens after…you know…one emigrates. And the more I [...]
“The only person I wanted to run from was me”…Maurice Gibb talks about his battle with alcohol ‘ADDICTION’. I cannot watch programmes like X-factor anymore because it scares me just how desperate some of the [...]
Scottish youth will be leading an in-depth study into child and adolescent mental health services. Between 15 and 20 people aged 14–22, from a variety of backgrounds, will be selected to join a new Scottish [...]
From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes [...]
Jeremy Hunt is urging mental health units to prevent the scores of suicides by patients that occur on wards every year, which he says are due to failings of care by NHS providers. The health [...]
White children are more likely to suffer mental health issues than their peers, a major study has found. The rise of marital breakdown has been blamed for the higher instance of “emotional problems” among white [...]
The revelations in Michael Wolff’s explosive book about Donald Trump’s first year in office have renewed scrutiny of the president’s mental health. Michael Wolff defends book and says of Trump: 'To quote Steve Bannon: He's lost [...]
It’s difficult not to get stressed in our fast-paced lives. Whether you’re working overtime, battling exams, or caring for a sick relative, chronic stress has become commonplace. When we’re acutely stressed, the fight-or-flight system jumps [...]
The disappearance of 21 year old Gorleston student Sophie Smith has made local and national headlines. There are major concerns that CCTV footage from Boxing Day shows Sophie heading to the seafront. We are hoping [...]
I think 2017 was a milestone for mental health in that men (and women) finally found a voice for sharing their mental health issues. It was well overdue too in my opinion. What is great [...]
Christmas is supposedly one of the happiest times of year but – what with all the planning, spending and socialising – it can also be one of the most stressful. Here we talk to mindfulness [...]
Being 40 and having suffered from depression and anxiety since I was about 10, it was a decision that certainly wasn’t made in haste. I’d had 30 years of periodic, often debilitating bouts of dark [...]
I found this article interesting in that amongst friends and family, I've witnessed different reactions to stress, in similar situations and occupations, namely teaching. One aspect of the article that is interesting is how stress [...]
Facebook has acknowledged that social media use can be bad for users’ mental health, a sign the company is feeling pressure from a growing chorus of critics raising alarms about the platform’s effect on society. [...]
Depression tends to increase during the holidays due to an increase in demands (perceived as stressful), family issues, and being unable to manage expectations, according to a response on Quora. I found this quite an [...]
Marmite has been named today as a good way of reducing stress and anxiety as it is so high in Vitamin B. We have a long blog post due from Stuart about the effects of [...]
This is an interesting report from Lancashire, where Preston and nearby Blackpool are named as statistically high for suicides. READ MORE.
Survivors of the Grenfell Tower disaster are facing a new wave of post-traumatic stress with their chances of treatment hampered because so many victims remain homeless, experts and victims’ representatives have warned. READ MORE.
A mother has revealed that she has been waiting several weeks to get urgent help for her eight-year-old son who tried to kill himself and wrote heartbreaking suicide notes. Jack Rogan, who has autism, wrote [...]
The high-flying banker hadn’t been sleeping for months. While he and his family knew he was under extreme pressure, wasn’t coping, none were quite expecting what happened next. Walking across London Bridge early one morning, he [...]
Traditional depression treatments like psychotherapy or medication might work better for some patients when doctors add a dose of music therapy, a research review suggests. Researchers examined data on 421 people who participated in nine [...]
Imagine stepping into the break room in the office and instead of making yourself some coffee and complaining about work, you put on a virtual reality (VR) headset and listen to the voice of a [...]
Paul spotted this moving article on the Huffington Post and we subsequently connected with Fran and Gary Parr. We would recommend reading it and sharing it: READ MORE.
Christmas has its own impending stresses, but I'd argue as a long term sufferer of stress that the workplace makes many employees ill. Employers are too often dismissive of employee's mental health, with negative feedback [...]
Children in custody are facing a “significant shortfall” in mental health provision, with some given no access to psychology services and having to wait more than half a year for treatment. Young offenders aged between [...]
You and I may love a drink. I certainly used to, until the habit began affecting my frail mind, my body, my family, so last year, I gave up for good. What interests me is [...]
One of my favourite bands of all time are Linkin Park, and it's an understatement to say that I was mortified when its lead singer Chester Bennington, took his own life on 20th July 2017. [...]
Depression affects many people but we think it's fair to say that footballers suffer as much, if not more, than the average man in the street. Is it the pressure? The limelight? The celebrity lifestyle? [...]
Stay-at-home mothers and fathers are more likely to suffer from mental health problems, a study by the International Longevity Centre has found. READ MORE.
As we head into the holiday season, a time that is jovial and bright for many, it is also a depressing time for some. Major depressive disorder, commonly referred to as depression, and seasonal affective [...]
Mental health patients are having to wait for up to two years for treatment in parts of England, figures suggest. READ MORE.
While alcohol can have a very temporary positive impact on our mood, in the long term it can cause big problems for our mental health. It’s linked to a range of issues from depression and [...]
I posted recently a photo of me one year ago from France when I was a regular consumer of alcohol, a binge drinking machine. Bear in mind that this was August 2016, when I was [...]
Paramedics were attacked by a coach driver as they treated a seriously ill patient in south London, police said. The London Ambulance Service staff called for urgent help during the “disgusting” incident in Camberwell on [...]
These impact more heavily on your ability to work than any other illness. However, with the right support, people with mental health problems can thrive in the workplace and enjoy the same opportunities as their [...]
Dog owners have a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease or other causes, a study of 3.4 million Swedes has found. The team analysed national registries for people aged 40 to 80, and compared [...]