Blogging about mental health issues
Each week we publish blog posts on a whole range of topics, relating in some way to mental health.
We welcome comments and questions on our posts, but have a few ground rules to keep the site welcoming and interesting to every body. The first rule is the most important: be respectful of other commenters and bloggers.
Our CEO, Paul Farmer, blogs today about the urgent changes which need to take place in the welfare system, following last night's welfare double bill by Dispatches and Panorama.
Living with me and my OCD
Freelance filmmaker, Claire, blogs for us on what it is like to live with OCD and shares her film 'Living with me and my OCD.'
The feeling's mutual
Jojo blogs about discrimination, stigma and her experience of a workplace assessment.
We’re not frightened anymore
Mind CEO, Paul Farmer, blogs about yesterday's historic debate in Parliament: "We’re step closer to a world where we can ask for help when we need it, where we don't need to struggle on in silence."
Times are changing - mental health in parliament
Sarah blogs about the mental health debate yesterday: "I tuned in with the hope that the hype of this debate would not be in vain."
Talking about depression in a job interview
Steve blogs about being asked about his depression during a job interview: "...when are you planning on snapping out of it?”
Silly old stigma: Talking about depression and anxiety
Amy shares her experiences of depression and anxiety as well as her thoughts on why it's so important to open up about these and fight 'that silly old stigma'.
Is society mentally unhealthy?
Helen blogs about the "heaving ocean" of depression and asks why whether we should be more concerned about the mental health of society.
A mother's story
Sarah opens up about her postnatal mental health problems and the distressing and confusing feelings she had for her infant daughter.
Schizophrenia on Waterloo Road
Jenni blogs about working on BBC drama Waterloo Road which tonight airs an episode about schizophrenia.
Stand up and speak out on Holocaust Memorial Day
Vicki blogs: "Holocaust Memorial Day lays down a challenge for us all to use the lessons of the past."
The culture of silence must end
Pauline from our Legal Unit blogs about what we've been doing to help employers understand the impact of mental health problems on staff and encourage a culture of openness in the workplace.
Meet Me in Winter
Katie blogs about how being open about her diagnosis of bipolar disorder has helped her to cope. This inspired her project Meet Me in Winter which brings people together and encourages them to share their stories.
Beyond the Reach of Ladders
What makes some people turn towards danger, rather than away from it? Sara reviews Beyond the Reach of Ladders and discusses how difficult it can be to talk about mental health problems.
How I was labelled unfit for work
Why should a depressive episode in the past be treated any differently to other health conditions? The first in our series of blogs on mental health at work.