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Mind podcast - Living with SAD

Sarah talks to us about living with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and how friends and family can help.

Posted on Monday, September 26, 2016 | comments

Categories: Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) | Podcasts

Why I'm running for Elefriends

Matthew shares why he's running the Bristol half marathon to raise awareness of Elefriends.

Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2016 | comments

Categories: Peer support | Exercise

PTSD and the ambulance service

Ambulance worker Dan shares his experience of PTSD and why he's walking for 6 days on the Blue Light Walk.

Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2016 | comments

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Therapies I've tried

Nadia vlogs on the many different therapies she's tried to deal with depression and traits of BPD.

Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2016 by Mental Health Selfies | comments

Categories: Talking therapies

Our new psychiatric medication A-Z

Our Senior Editorial Officer Tom Bishop blogs about our medication info.

Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 by Tom Bishop | comments

Categories: Infoline

Mind podcast - Being a carer with bipolar

Bryony talks about the challenges of managing her mental health while being a full time carer for her Mum.

Posted on Monday, September 19, 2016 | comments

Categories: Bipolar | Carers | Podcasts

Surviving Freshers' week (and beyond) with depression and anxiety

Second year student George talks about dealing with depression and anxiety during Fresher's Week.

Posted on Friday, September 16, 2016 by George Watkins | comments

Categories: Anxiety | University and student life | Depression

Managing bipolar disorder and a PhD

Jeff blogs about his experience of bipolar disorder while at university doing a PhD.

Posted on Friday, September 16, 2016 | comments

Categories: Bipolar

What is selective mutism?

Jade vlogs on her experience of selective mutism and shares her tips for coping.

Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 by Mental Health Selfies | comments

Categories: Anxiety

Depression, asking for help & speaking out

Sarah blogs about her experience of depression and why she appeared on last night's 'Trust Me I'm a Doctor'.

Posted on Thursday, September 8, 2016 | comments

Categories: Depression | Media and TV

Reaching out for World Suicide Prevention Day

Rob blogs on creating the #thisismyhand hashtag to reach out to colleagues in the ambulance service.

Posted on Thursday, September 8, 2016 | comments

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Depression, family and running a 'Rocky Road' for my brother

Simon blogs about his experience of mental health and running an epic series of ultra marathons for Mind.

Posted on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 by Simon Whitehouse | comments

Categories: Fundraising

Coping with grief when my dad died

When Emily was studying at uni her dad passed away. She blogs about her experience of grief and how she coped.

Posted on Friday, September 2, 2016 by Emily Grenfell | comments

Categories: Bereavement and grief

The taboo of tablets

Hannah talks about how antidepressants have become an important part of how she manages her depression.

Posted on Friday, September 2, 2016 by Mental Health Selfies | comments

Categories: Antidepressants

Mind Podcast - Living in a therapeutic community

Clarissa talks to us about her experience of living in a therapeutic community.

Posted on Monday, August 29, 2016 | comments

Categories: Podcasts

Don't give up: A letter to myself

Rose Anne shares with us a letter she has written to her younger self, when she was in the depths of her eatin

Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 by Mental Health Selfies | comments

Categories: Eating problems

Piece of cake - baking for mental health

Laura talks about how baking helped her tackle depression after the birth of her children.

Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 by Laura Dernie | comments

Categories: Depression

A day in the life - Mind Infoline adviser Ian

Ian takes us through a typical day spent offering information and advice as an Advisor for our Infoline.

Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 | comments

Categories: Infoline

Could pharmaceutical companies actually help us come off medication?

James blogs about his idea to help people come off psychiatric medication.

Posted on Monday, August 22, 2016 by James Moore | comments

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Skydiving for Mind

Chris blogs about his experience of mental health and why he was inspired to skydive for Mind.

Posted on Friday, August 19, 2016 | comments

Categories: Fundraising

Mind podcast - Living with OCD

Fasial talks about how cognitive behavioural therapy helped him deal with the symptoms of OCD.

Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2016 | comments

Categories: Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) | Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) | Podcasts

Blogging my way to recovery

Amy shares her experience of anxiety and depression and how blogging helped.

Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2016 by Amy relief from Anxiety | comments

Categories: Anxiety | Depression

Depression at work: How animals would cope

Sick of the same old tips for coping at work, Emily started to think how animals would manage.

Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by Emily Johnson | comments

Categories: Work

Going from grief to 10K

Carolyn shares her story of how she found solace in running, and how she turned that in to fundraising success.

Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2016 | comments

Categories: Fundraising | Suicide

Iselder ôl-enedigol a chwedl y fam 'berffaith'

Posted on Thursday, August 4, 2016 by Sara Powys | comments

Categories: Postnatal depression (PND) |

Postnatal depression and the myth of the ‘perfect’ mum

Sara blogs about her postnatal depression experience and the pressure to be the 'perfect' Mum.

Posted on Thursday, August 4, 2016 by Sara Powys | comments

Categories: Postnatal depression (PND)

Exercise, mental health & taking on Ride London

Clare blogs about her experience of eating problems and exercise and how Ride London helped her find balance.

Posted on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 by Clare Foster | comments

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Putting our 'Heads Together' with Prince Harry

Jess blogs about representing Mind at a Heads Together BBQ hosted by The Royal Foundation and Prince Harry.

Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 by Jessica Noah | comments

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We need to celebrate our 'life support' services

Posted on Friday, July 15, 2016 by Emily Waller, Policy & Campaigns team | comments

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'I think I might be dying' - chapter from 'Mad Girl' by Bryony Gordon

An exclusive full-length chapter from Bryony Gordon's new 'mental health memoir' Mad Girl.

Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 by Bryony Gordon | comments

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Mind Hike 2016: Conquering Offa’s Dyke with Team Dragon

Sara, our Mind Cymru Director, blogs about taking part in this weekend's Mind Hike challenge.

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016 by | comments

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Doing Mind Hike for my colleague

Sally blogs about the importance of workplace wellbeing and why she was inspired to take part in this weekend’

Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 | comments

Categories: Suicide | Work | Wellbeing

Living with OCD

Charlotte blogs about her experience of OCD and how it affects her day-to-day life.

Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2016 | comments

Categories: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

It takes a long time to change a culture

Police Officer Becky blogs on changing workplace culture around mental health in the emergency services.

Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | comments

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The focus that kept me going

How a grieving father tackled the 'spiralling and the climbing' of his mental health with a new focus.

Posted on Monday, June 20, 2016 | comments

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How workplace changes have made the difference

Ian has seen first-hand the positive changes to workplace cultures around mental health, but there's still more to be done.

Posted on Friday, June 17, 2016 by Ian Young | comments

Categories: Work

It's okay to ask for help

Steven blogs about his experience of depression and suicidal feelings and why it's okay to talk.

Posted on Monday, June 13, 2016 by Steven Edwards | comments

Categories: Suicide

Join our movement for better workplace mental health

Our Head of Workplace Wellbeing, Emma Mamo, blogs on why the new Workplace Wellbeing Index is so important.

Posted on Monday, June 13, 2016 by Emma Mamo | comments

Categories: Work

How volunteering helped my recovery

Alex-Marie blogs about how volunteering at her local Mind shop helped.

Posted on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 by Alex-Marie | comments

Categories: Volunteering

My Mind Media Awards experience

Presenter Ben McGrail on mental health in the media and winning a Mind Media Award.

Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2016 by Ben McGrail | comments

Categories: Media and TV

A letter to depression

Antalia shares a letter to depression.

Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 by Antalia Terblanche | comments

Categories: Depression

Living with GAD & panic attacks after losing my Dad

Zoe blogs about her experience of GAD and panic attacks after her Dad passed away.

Posted on Monday, May 23, 2016 by Zoe McWilliams | comments

Categories: Anxiety

Behind the Smile

Toby Brown blogs about his experience of mental health problems and his new exhibition 'Behind the Smile'.

Posted on Friday, May 20, 2016 | comments

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Fundraising in Paul's memory

Agnes blogs on her experiences of fundraising in memory of a loved one.

Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 | comments

Categories: Fundraising

Illustrating through depression

Nami blogs about her experience of depression and how discovering a passion for drawing helped.

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2016 by Nami Chikhlia | comments

Categories: Depression

A party in memory of my Dad

Jess blogs about why she was inspired to create a fundraising event in aid of Mind.

Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2016 by Jess Neal | comments

Categories: Fundraising

Making mental health drama

Jenni gives a behind-the-scenes look at helping to shape accurate mental health portrayals for TV.

Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2016 by Jenni Regan | comments

Categories: Media and TV

How I overcame loneliness

Joanna blogs about how she overcame loneliness by getting in touch with a local mental health service.

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 by Joanna | comments

Categories: Loneliness

14 ways to beat exam stress

Sam Edom, from our digital team, blogs about the best tips you've sent in for coping with exam time.

Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 by Sam Edom | comments

Categories: University and student life

Loneliness and anorexia

Michelle blogs about how lonely she found living with anorexia and how joining a running group helped.

Posted on Monday, April 25, 2016 by Michelle Mumford | comments

Categories: Loneliness

Favourite exercise by Rubyetc

We've talked a lot about exercise and marathons this week. But keeping fit isn't all about running.

Posted on Friday, April 22, 2016 by Rubyetc | comments

Categories: Exercise

I thought anxiety would be my biggest challenge... I was wrong

Pete blogs about about his experience of anxiety, panic attacks and bipolar.

Posted on Friday, April 22, 2016 by Pete Davis | comments

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Dame Kelly Holmes on exercise & mental health

An extract from Dame Kelly Holmes' exclusive interview with Mind's Membership magazine.

Posted on Friday, April 22, 2016 by Mind's Membership team | comments

Categories: Exercise

Mind's new strategy & my experience of postnatal depression

Catherine blogs about her experience of postnatal depression and working on Mind's new five year strategy.

Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2016 | comments

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Depression in the police force & being a Blue Light Champion

Lisa blogs about her experience of depression working as a police officer, and being a Blue Light Champion.

Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 | comments

Categories: Depression

Coping with depression, coming out and a traumatic experience

In a follow up blog to "Depression and an extraordinary year", Alicia shares how she's been coping.

Posted on Monday, April 11, 2016 | comments

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How my befriender made the world of difference

Janice blogs on why she's supporting our Life Support campaign

Posted on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 | comments

Categories: Campaigns

Gardening, mental health and my positive workplace experience

Gardening and the support of her workplace have helped Mary to manage her bipolar

Posted on Friday, April 1, 2016 | comments

Categories: Bipolar

Music, bipolar and my fundraising plans

Part two of Jonny's blog talks about how music has helped to manage his bipolar.

Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2016 | comments

Categories: Bipolar

My experience of bipolar disorder and being sectioned

In part one of his blog, Jonny talks about his experience of bipolar disorder and being sectioned.

Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2016 | comments

Categories: Bipolar

Being diagnosed with bipolar

For World Bipolar Day, Lee blogs about being diagnosed with bipolar.

Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2016 by Lee Burrows | comments

Categories: Bipolar

Mental health is part of us, not all of us

James blogs on the importance of 'life support' for people with mental health problems.

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2016 by James, Voices of Mind | comments

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Selective mutism: What's beneath the surface?

Jane blogs about her experience of selective mutism and dissociation.

Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 by Jane Salazar | comments

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Thanks to you, mental health is no longer ‘miscellaneous’!

Leila blogs about how you helped us change the way councils report on their mental health spend.

Posted on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 | comments

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#TakeOffTheTape: why people are suddenly talking about their worries online

What is #TakeOffTheTape and why is it making people reveal their deepest worries online?

Posted on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 by Mind team | comments

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The places where we feel supported

Tom blogs about 'Postcards from Somewhere', and the next phase of our Life Support Campaign.

Posted on Friday, March 4, 2016 by Tom Pollard, Policy and Campaigns Manager | comments

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From panic attacks to powerlifts

Powerlifting champion Katy West, who has experienced anxiety and depression, blogs on how exercise helped.

Posted on Friday, March 4, 2016 by Katy West | comments

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My anorexia diagnosis and finding help

Jess blogs about being diagnosed with anorexia and the challenges she faced in getting the right treatment.

Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 by Jessica Mell | comments

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The £30 cut to ESA explained

Andy from our Policy and Campaigns team explains what the £30 cut to ESA might mean for you.

Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 by Andy Kempster, Mind Policy and Campaigns Officer | comments

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Dance music, marathons and the Percolate fundraiser

The dance music industry, like any other, has its issues related to mental health, something that Mind marathon runner Jim has witnessed first-hand living with depression and acute anxiety. Here, Jim reflects on his recent fundraising, and his plans to go even further.

Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2016 | comments

Categories: Anxiety | Depression | Work | Fundraising

Are emojis the future of mental health?

Sam Edom, from the Emoodji team, blogs about Mind's new app for students.

Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2016 by Sam Edom | comments

Categories: University and student life

'Life After Suicide'

Angela Samata blogs about the response to her Mind Media award winning documentary, Life After Suicide.

Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2016 by Angela Samata | comments

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My review: 'The Not So Secret Life of the Manic Depressive...'

Paul reviews the documentary 'The Not So Secret Life of Manic Depressive: 10 Years On'

Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 | comments

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This is the dawn of a new age for mental health care

Paul Farmer, Mind CEO, explains why the launch today of the Mental Health Taskforce report is so crucial.

Posted on Monday, February 15, 2016 by Paul Farmer | comments

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Managing mental health in a relationship

Clare blogs about the six key things that help her and her husband manage their mental health.

Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 by Clare Foster | comments

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All we need is acceptance and support

Regan blogs about her experience of transitioning and her struggle to find acceptance and support.

Posted on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 by Regan

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My time to talk

Three years ago Jess' dad took his own life. Here she blogs about why it's her #timetotalk.

Posted on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 by Jess Neal | comments

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A conversation about my mental health

Alison blogs about opening up about her mental health to her best friend.

Posted on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 | comments

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My experience of postpartum psychosis

Eve blogs about her experience of postpartum psychosis, EastEnders & how the support of her partner helped.

Posted on Monday, January 25, 2016 by Eve Canavan | comments

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Sharing experiences with others

Posted on Friday, January 22, 2016 by Rajvi | comments

Categories: Peer support

Online support groups helped me when no one else was there for me

Posted on Friday, January 22, 2016 by Craig | comments

Categories: Peer support | Loneliness

Helping at a support group

Posted on Friday, January 22, 2016 | comments

Categories: Peer support

Postcards from somewhere...

We all need somewhere where things feel a bit better. Read about the 'Postcards from somewhere' people sent us

Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2016 by Tom Pollard, Policy and Campaigns Manager | comments

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Surviving postnatal depression

Selina blogs about her experience of perinatal mental illness and working with EastEnders on Stacey’s story.

Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 by Selina Shaikh | comments

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Saying goodbye to anorexia

Nicole blogs about her experience of living with anorexia and how treatment helped her to recover.

Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 by Nicole Williams | comments

Categories: Eating problems

There’s no such thing as a "Depression Day”

Jessica blogs about her experience with depression and how she feels about so-called 'Blue Monday'.

Posted on Friday, January 15, 2016 by Jessica Carmody | comments

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Tips for everyday stuff

Here's some cosy pyjama advice from the lovely Rubyetc and a link to our tips for everyday living.

Posted on Friday, January 15, 2016 by Rubyetc | comments

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Being diagnosed with BPD

Leah blogs on her journey after being diagnosed with Borderline Personalty Disorder.

Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 by Leah Burton | comments

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EastEnders & my postpartum psychosis

Kathryn blogs on her experience of postpartum psychosis and how it helped shape an EastEnders' storyline.

Posted on Monday, January 11, 2016 by Kathryn Grant | comments

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Depression & an extraordinary year

Alicia blogs about a year of achievement and adversity and how drawing from the tough times made her stronger.

Posted on Thursday, January 7, 2016 | comments

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Your favourite Mind blogs of 2015

Your favourite Mind blogs of 2015.

Posted on Monday, January 4, 2016 | comments

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Ten Christmas wellbeing tips

Mind supporters and staff share 10 tips for a restful Christmas.

Posted on Monday, December 21, 2015 by Mind team | comments

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Reigniting passions and a new charity challenge

Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2015 | comments

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Support at Christmas

Some ways you can find support during the holidays.

Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2015 | comments

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Eastenders & Stacey's postpartum psychosis

Jenni from Mind’s media team blogs on working with Eastenders on their Christmas story on postpartum psychosis

Posted on Monday, December 7, 2015 by Jenni Regan | comments

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Rubyetc. on taking compliments

Having poor self-esteem can make taking compliments from people quite a challenge (as this Rubyetc. cartoon sh

Posted on Friday, December 4, 2015 by Rubyetc | comments

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A winner's view

Ellen White, 2014 Mind Media Award 'Blogger' winner, shares her view on this year's shortlist.

Posted on Monday, November 9, 2015 by Ellen White | comments

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Putting on a show

Ian blogs about his experience of anxiety and how the challenge of producing a musical, in 48 hours, helped.

Posted on Monday, November 9, 2015 | comments

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Supervising my stress

Last year Jessica wrote a blog about stress. Here she blogs about her experience this year and how she copes.

Posted on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 by Jessica Carmody | comments

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My anxiety & depression at work

Helen is a 999 call handler and blogs about her experience with anxiety and depression at work.

Posted on Friday, October 30, 2015 | comments

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Climbing Kilimanjaro brought me back to life

Lauren overcame the obstacles of her depression and anxiety to climb Kilimanjaro in aid of Mind. Here, she blogs on her journey to the summit.

Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2015 | comments

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Are you managing okay?

Here are some ways to help you cope, featuring a lovely illustration from our guest artist, Rubyetc.

Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 by Rubyetc | comments

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'That' conversation with your boss

Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | comments

Categories: Work

Making our voice heard

James Downs blogs on the importance of speaking out on mental health in advance of the assembly elections.

Posted on Monday, October 26, 2015 by James, Voices of Mind | comments

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How EMDR helped me

Sue blogs about how EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) helped her manage her PTSD.

Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2015 by Sue | comments

Categories: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

My BPD and review of Ida's Diary

Karen reviews, Ida's Diary, a personal documentary of life with Borderline Personality Disorder.

Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 by Karen Hollowell | comments

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Peace, prejudice and pugilism

Kate blogs on how joining a women’s boxing club increased her confidence and helped her tackle prejudice.

Posted on Friday, October 16, 2015 by Kate Lee | comments

Categories: Exercise | Self-esteem

My depression centre stage

Tim blogs on his battle with depression and how creating a theatre show about it helped others speak out.

Posted on Thursday, October 15, 2015 by Tim William Grayburn | comments

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Peeple - when technology and mental health collide

The controversial app Peeple, 'a Yelp for humans' shows new technology can be threatening to mental health.

Posted on Monday, October 12, 2015 by Mind team | comments

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A big day for Mind

Mind's CEO, Paul Farmer, blogs on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit for World Mental Heath Day.

Posted on Saturday, October 10, 2015 by Paul Farmer | comments

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Becki Luscombe - One year on

One year on, Richard and Sue, recall the impact of losing their daughter.

Posted on Thursday, October 8, 2015 | comments

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Running the Royal Parks Half for Mind

Tom blogs about his own experience of mental health problems, and why raising money for Mind is close to his workplace's collective heart.

Posted on Monday, October 5, 2015 | comments

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Sunny Crafternoon

Blogger and crafts enthusiast Helen talks about how therapeutic it can be to flex your creative muscles.

Posted on Friday, October 2, 2015 | comments

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Creative wellbeing

Ella blogs about crafting as a coping strategy and the satisfaction of making something from scratch

Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 | comments

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My university life with anxiety

Kerrie blogs about how her anxiety impacts her university life and her decision to live off campus.

Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 by Kerrie Wilkinson | comments

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My body comes with a trigger warning

Seaneen blogs about living with the scars of self-harm.

Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 by Seaneen Molloy-Vaughan | comments

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What are your comfort clothes?

What do you wear when you're feeling rubbish? (And would you share a #mycomfortclothes pic?)

Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2015 by Rubyetc | comments

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My fire fighting story

Richard, a firefighter and advocate for Mind's Blue Light Programme, shares his story.

Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2015 by Richard McGhee | comments

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Can you be a feminist and have an eating disorder?

[SPOILER: YES] Lilith shares her thoughts on how feminism and eating disorders are linked.

Posted on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 by Lilith | comments

Categories: Eating problems

Does therapy work?

In our first guest illustration from artist Rubyetc, we look at therapy. Is it right for you and does it work?

Posted on Monday, September 7, 2015 by Rubyetc | comments

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Tell us what cutting ESA would mean for you

Next week, we’re talking to MPs about ESA cuts. Tell us how the cuts affect you so we can share your concerns.

Posted on Thursday, September 3, 2015 by Andy Kempster, Mind Policy and Campaigns Officer | comments

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My anxiety, dating & my boyfriend

Kerrie blogs about her experience with anxiety and how it impacted dating and life with her boyfriend.

Posted on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 by Kerrie Wilkinson | comments

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My OCD: A Monster in My Mind

Foyez blogs about his experience with OCD and being interviewed for BBC’s Horizon special on OCD.

Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 by Foyez Syed | comments

Categories: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

My post-abortion trauma

Sophie blogs about her experience of anxiety and depression after having an abortion.

Posted on Friday, August 21, 2015 | comments

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Cancer, depression and my world record attempt

Adrianne blogs about battling cancer and depression, and her world record attempt for Mind.

Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2015 | comments

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Edinburgh Festival, suicidal feelings and Mind's info

Amy blogs about how a holiday to Edinburgh Festival and Mind's info on suicidal feelings helped her.

Posted on Monday, August 17, 2015 by | comments

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Complex PTSD and me

Sarah blogs about her experience of complex PTSD after suffering abuse.

Posted on Monday, August 10, 2015 | comments

Categories: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Travelling with eating disorders

Juliette Burton blogs about the challenges of travelling with an eating disorder.

Posted on Monday, August 10, 2015 by Juliette Burton | comments

Categories: Eating problems

Tackling negative thoughts with distraction

Polly blogs about four distraction techniques she's come up with to help her through depression.

Posted on Thursday, August 6, 2015 by Polly Allen | comments

Categories: Wellbeing

Blogging, depression and my nan

Georgina blogs about opening up about her experience of depression on her blog, on Facebook and to her Nan

Posted on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 by Georgina Woolfrey | comments

Categories: Stigma and discrimination

Understanding PTSD

Annabelle blogs about how Mind's information helped her see past her trauma.

Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2015 by Annabelle | comments

Categories: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

He/ She/ They/ It

In the first part of Lilith's blog, they share their experience of gender identity and hearing voices.

Posted on Monday, July 20, 2015 by Lilith | comments

Categories: Hearing voices | LGBT issues

Coping with panic attacks

Hannah blogs about how her panic attacks started and how things got better.

Posted on Friday, July 17, 2015 | comments

Categories: Panic attacks

We've come so far, but got so far to go

Juliette blogs about stigma and misunderstanding and why it's time to change attitudes.

Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2015 by Juliette Burton | comments

Categories: Stigma and discrimination

Elefriends to 5K

Helen caught the running bug, but a change of meds tripped her up. Then she found inspiration from Elefriends.

Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2015 | comments

Categories: Exercise | Peer support

Centre Court for mental health

Oli Jones a professional tennis coach, and has bipolar. He’s part of the new face of sport...

Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 | comments

Categories: Exercise | Bipolar

Charcoal queen: barbequing for Mind

Steve blogs about using his passion for BBQ to raise funds and awareness for mental health.

Posted on Friday, July 10, 2015 | comments

Categories: Anxiety | Fundraising

Budget 2015: How it affects you

The budget has left many wondering how benefits changes affect them. Andy explains the main points.

Posted on Thursday, July 9, 2015 by Andy Kempster, Mind Policy and Campaigns Officer | comments

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Backpacking with anxiety

Joanna blogs from Peru about her decision to backpack around South America despite struggling with anxiety

Posted on Monday, July 6, 2015 | comments

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Our petition - signed, sealed and delivered

This week, Laura delivered our petition for better mental health funding to Downing St. Find out how it went.

Posted on Friday, July 3, 2015 by Laura Nuttall | comments

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Speaking and writing about mental illness

Claire, a blogger and contributor to Penguin’s Dear Stranger book, writes about why she speaks out and writes.

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 by | comments

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Letter to The Dark Place

In this extract from our book Dear Stranger, legendary writer Caitlin Moran writes a letter to The Dark Place

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 by Caitlin Moran | comments

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Me, depressed?

Sam never expected to be diagnosed with depression. She blogs about what happened and what got her through.

Posted on Monday, June 22, 2015 | comments

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Losing a parent to suicide

Callum lost his Dad to suicide only a year ago and is learning more and more about mental health every day.

Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 | comments

Categories: Suicide

Mental illness, my Dad and me

Tilly blogs about how support from her Dad helped her through depression and an eating disorder.

Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | comments

Categories: Friends and family

Lots of social phobia, but no friends

John blogs about living with social phobia and the steps he’s taking to recover.

Posted on Monday, June 15, 2015 | comments

Categories: Phobias

Caring for my husband with bipolar

Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2015 by Kate Devlin | comments

Categories: Carers

3 Things My Dog Teaches Me About Mindfulness

Clare talks about how her dog, Watson, reminds her of some important principles of mindfulness...

Posted on Friday, June 5, 2015 by Clare Foster | comments

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How Volunteering helped

Anna blogs about how volunteering at her local Mind shop helped her break out of her secluded routine.

Posted on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 by Anna Pomeroy | comments

Categories: Volunteering

Solutions from the Frontline

Andy blogs about a project we're part of making sure the voices of people with multiple needs are heard.

Posted on Monday, June 1, 2015 by Andy Kempster, Mind Policy and Campaigns Officer | comments

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Depression: sharing my story

Andy Baddeley, 1,500m runner and two-time Olympian, blogs about his experiences of depression.

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 by Andy Baddeley | comments

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Ups and downs of Mind 3000s trek

Danielle blogs about her life-changing experience tackling the Mind 3000s.

Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2015 | comments

Categories: | Exercise | Suicide | Depression | Anxiety

Are we mad? That's debatable

Posted on Friday, May 15, 2015 | comments

Categories: Eating problems | Exercise | Depression

One death from suicide is one too many

Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2015 | comments

Categories: Anxiety | Depression | Exercise | Suicide

How are you?

Claire blogs about the question 'How are you?' and why we should answer honestly.

Posted on Monday, May 11, 2015 by | comments

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Why I'm doing the Mind 3000s

My life has worth, it always did - I just lost sight of that for a moment.

Posted on Friday, May 8, 2015 | comments

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General Election: still haven’t made your mind up?

With one day to go, Paul Farmer blogs about what the party manifestos say on mental health and using your vote

Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 by Paul Farmer | comments

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Having my voice heard made all the difference

Andy reflects on his year as a Voice of Mind and having his voice heard in the run up to the general election.

Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015 by Andy Hollinghurst, Voice of Mind | comments

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VICE and Mind: widening the conversation

Eleanor Morgan, Senior Editor at Vice magazine, blogs about why they partnered with Mind this week.

Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015 | comments

Categories: Media and TV

Mind fundraiser scales new heights

Louise blogs about why she signed up for the scariest physical challenge of her life.

Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015 | comments

Categories: Fundraising

Being a Voice of Mind: what it's meant to me

Shalini blogs about being on the campaign trail, calling on politicians to make mental health their priority.

Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 by Shalini Bhalla, Voice of Mind | comments

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The worst day of my life: one year on

Rachel blogs about the worst day of her life and her coping strategies one year on.

Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 | comments

Categories: Depression

Talking about eating problems

Dave blogs about how hearing from others who shared his experience of anorexia helped him in his recovery.

Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 by Dave Chawner | comments

Categories: Eating problems

"What are you like when you're well?"

Louise talks about how her response when she was asked this question.

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015 | comments

Categories: Anxiety | Personality disorders | Depression

Mental health hashtags on Twitter

Twitter is an important places for mental health – especially through the creation of mental health hashtags.

Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | comments

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How the Mind Legal Line helped me

Susan blogs about how the Mind Legal Line helped her when her mother developed psychosis and was sectioned.

Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 by Susan | comments

Categories: Sectioning | Infoline

Come Home: A brother’s story

Antix writes about the impact of his brother’s mental illness and how music has helped him.

Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 by Antix | comments

Categories: Friends and family

Coping with parents' evening

Naomi blogs about living with a mental health problem while coping with some of the challenges of parenthood.

Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | comments

Categories: Parenting with a mental health problem

Why voting matters to me

Despite the cynicism around politics, Katie from our Policy & Campaign team explains why voting matters to her

Posted on Friday, April 10, 2015 by Katie Howe, Mind Parliamentary Officer | comments

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Depression and the power of words

Ben Wilkinson blogs about the role poetry played in his fight against depression

Posted on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by | comments

Categories: Depression

Tom and Morgan's epic fundraising cycle

Tom and Morgan have set out on a 2000-mile bike ride from Hanoi to Singapore to raise money for mental health.

Posted on Friday, March 27, 2015 | comments

Categories: Fundraising

A task force for mental health

Paul Farmer blogs about his role as chair of the Mental Health Taskforce and its ambition for the future.

Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by Paul Farmer | comments

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Grief and anxiety

Becky looks back at difficult events in her past and their impact on her anxiety.

Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | comments

Categories: Anxiety

The ups and downs of running with bipolar disorder

Laura blogs about why she's found running and training for races quite difficult mentally at times.

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by Laura H | comments

Categories: Exercise

My reason for running

Kevin blogs about events in his life that led him to start running and what it means to him.

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by Kevin Betts | comments

Categories: Exercise

The Work Programme wasn’t working. Was it just me?

When Richard was on the Work Programme he didn't know if he was the only one who felt it wasn't working.

Posted on Friday, March 13, 2015 by | comments

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It saves to spend on mental health

James writes about how better funded mental health services could have helped him recover sooner.

Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2015 by James, Voices of Mind | comments

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Campaign Bootcamp

Tom from our Policy and Campaigns team blogs about Mind sponsoring a place at this year's Campaign Bootcamp.

Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 by Tom Pollard, Policy and Campaigns Manager | comments

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'Being Bipolar' - a skewed impression

Charlotte Walker, Mind Media Award Winner 2013, writes a guest blog about C4's 'Being Bipolar'

Posted on Friday, March 6, 2015 by Charlotte Walker | comments

Categories: Media and TV

'Being Bipolar' - why I feel let down

Laura blogs about why she feels tv programme 'Being Bipolar' misrepresented the diagnosis.

Posted on Friday, March 6, 2015 | comments

Categories: Media and TV

Overcoming OCD as a teenager

Shaun blogs about how he developed OCD as a teenager and how he became free of the thoughts and rituals.

Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by Shaun Kobrak | comments

Categories: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Valuing mental and physical health equally

Katie blogs about the work we've been doing with MPs and peers on achieving parity of esteem for mental health

Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by Katie Howe, Mind Parliamentary Officer | comments

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My depression, my epilepsy and me

Simon blogs about epilepsy, depression and asking for support at work.

Posted on Monday, March 2, 2015 | comments

Categories: Work

Confronting my social anxiety at university

Max, a volunteer at Mind Cymru, shares his experience of social anxiety and how he is overcoming this.

Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 by Max Dean | comments

Categories: University and student life

Back to work support isn't working - keeping up the pressure

Andy Kempster talks about the impact of our We've Got Work To Do report and the need to keep up the pressure.

Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015 by Andy Kempster, Mind Policy and Campaigns Officer | comments

Categories: Campaigns

Anorexia: six years on

Hope blogs about her time in an adolescent psychiatric unit and her journey to overcome anorexia.

Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | comments

Categories: Eating problems

Coping with depression at university

Helen blogs about the challenges of getting a university degree while struggling with depression.

Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 | comments

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To my Valentine(s)...

Camilla blogs about how her friends have helped her through Valentine's Day this year.

Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015 by Camilla | comments

Categories: Fundraising

Mental health support at work

Fiona blogs about her journey to find a supportive workplace with an understanding of mental health.

Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2015 | comments

Categories: Work

For Becki

On Time to Talk Day, Becki was posthumously given a 'Mental Health Hero' award

Posted on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 | comments

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Catching up with Black Dog Runner

An Interview with fundraiser #BlackDogRunner who ran the Great North Run 2015 dressed as a nine-foot black dog

Posted on Monday, February 2, 2015 | comments

Categories: Fundraising

Stigma in my family

Louise recounts overhearing a relative saying something upsetting about her mental health.

Posted on Friday, January 30, 2015 | comments

Categories: Stigma and discrimination | Friends and family

The Silent Man

Bryony blogs about her partner’s depression, how they deal with it as a couple and how they’re speaking out.

Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | comments

Categories: Depression

Mental health and the school playground

Naomi blogs about coping with mental health problems as a parent in the school playground.

Posted on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | comments

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Voices from the Frontline

Andy Kempster explains why Mind is part of the Making Every Adult Matter coalition.

Posted on Monday, January 19, 2015 | comments

Categories: Campaigns

Mentalisation Based Therapy

Jessica blogs about her experience of taking part in group Mentalisation Based Therapy.

Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2015 | comments

Categories: Talking therapies

Benefit sanctions - calling for change

Andy Kempster, Policy and Campaigns Officer, explains why we're campaigning on benefit sanctions.

Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | comments

Categories: Campaigns

Getting 'mental healthy' for 2015

Dave talks about how he intends to stay 'mental healthy' in 2015.

Posted on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 by Dave Chawner | comments

Categories: Wellbeing

Hearing voices with bipolar disorder

Katie, who has bipolar disorder, describes her experience of hearing voices when she is manic or depressed.

Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by Katie | comments

Categories: Hearing voices | Bipolar

My DBT journey

One of our bloggers shares her experience of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

Posted on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 | comments

Categories: Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT)

How CBT helped me beat the bully in my head.

Sarah blogs about how cognitive behaviour therapy helped her manage her anxiety disorder.

Posted on Thursday, November 27, 2014 | comments

Categories: Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)

The night I spent in a cell

Claire blogs about why a police cell was the last place she needed to be during a mental health crisis.

Posted on Thursday, November 27, 2014 | comments

Categories: Crisis care

Having a BPD diagnosis - my reality

Rebecca's account of being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.

Posted on Friday, November 21, 2014 by Rebecca | comments

Categories: Borderline personality disorder

People call me crazy - my film about schizophrenia

Juno blogs about why he decided to make a film about his experience of schizophrenia.

Posted on Friday, November 14, 2014 by Juno | comments

Categories: Schizophrenia

How treatment helped me to live with depression and anxiety

Rachel, a member of Mind, blogs about finally accepting CBT and anti-depressants and how they helped.

Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | comments

Categories: Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) | Antidepressants

How Volunteering made a difference

Scott blogs about how his volunteering work has made him feel more valued and ultimately helped his recovery.

Posted on Monday, November 10, 2014 | comments

Categories: Volunteering

My right to speak out as an equal voice

James spoke out about mental health problem at a party political conference, read how he got on.

Posted on Friday, November 7, 2014 by James, Voices of Mind | comments

Categories: Campaigns

My battle with bipolar and medication

Ruth talks about her experiences with bipolar and how she came to terms with the diagnosis.

Posted on Friday, November 7, 2014 | comments

Categories: Bipolar

Stress...depress...decompress

Jessica blogs about her experience of stress and how she has found ways of coping.

Posted on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 by Jessica Carmody | comments

Categories: Stress

Surviving freshers – coping with mental health problems at university

Emma uses her own experiences to give tips about dealing with peer pressure and depression at uni.

Posted on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 by Emma Wilson | comments

Categories: University and student life

Dissociative disorder: losing myself and finding myself

James describes his experiences of living with dissociative disorder and how he managed to re-find himself.

Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014 | comments

Categories: Dissociative disorders

Matt Johnson's journey

Mind ambassador and TV presenter Matt talks about his mental health journey and what he's doing for Mind.

Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | comments

Categories: Celebrity supporters

Bringing back joy to fight depression

Eleanor shares her experiences of depression and her plan to bring joy back into her life.

Posted on Monday, October 27, 2014 by Eleanor | comments

Categories: Depression

The Care Act (and how you made a difference)

Thanks to our campaigners and members, we've made the Care Act fairer for people with mental health problems.

Posted on Thursday, October 23, 2014 by Helen Undy, Senior Policy & Campaigns Officer | comments

Categories: Campaigns

How sitcoms help my bipolar disorder

Becky blogs about she uses humour to make it easier to live with bipolar.

Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 by Becky Irvine | comments

Categories: Media and TV

...but you look fine to me?

Susanna talks about the difficulties of coping with mental health problems you can see, and those you can't.

Posted on Monday, October 20, 2014 by Susanna | comments

Categories: Eating problems | Self-harm

4 key things about returning to work when having mental health problems

Using his own experience, Simon issues advice to employers.

Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014 | comments

Categories: Work

Depression and a career in law

Joe blogs about how a high pressured work environment made depression even harder to deal with.

Posted on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | comments

Categories: Work

What does depression feel like?

Helen uses her own experiences to compare mental and physical health problems.

Posted on Friday, October 10, 2014 by Helen Mulligan | comments

Categories: Stigma and discrimination

Dealing with postnatal depression

Karen blogs about her experiences of postnatal depression.

Posted on Monday, October 6, 2014 | comments

Categories: Postnatal depression (PND)

A first for everything: psychosis, mania, depression and being sectioned

Jamie blogs about her experiences and the importance of her family’s support.

Posted on Friday, October 3, 2014 | comments

Categories: Sectioning

Learning to cope after losing a friend to suicide

I haven’t always been an anxious person, a bit of a worrier perhaps, but no more than anyone else.

Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | comments

Categories: Suicide

Mindfulness and my troublesome time machine

Anthony talks about how mindfulness has helped him cope with depression

Posted on Saturday, September 27, 2014 by Anthony Heslop | comments

Categories: Mindfulness

Talking about anxiety at university

Emmie blogs about her experiences of managing relationships and anxiety whilst at university.

Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 by Emma Togneri | comments

Categories: University and student life

Ecominds: Putting ecotherapy on the map

Paul Farmer, Mind Chief Executive, reflects on Ecominds, which closes this month.

Posted on Monday, September 22, 2014 | comments

Categories: Ecotherapy

A letter to Joy about lithium

Laura from our communications team writes an open letter to Joy, the clothes store.

Posted on Monday, September 22, 2014 | comments

Categories: Stigma and discrimination

When low self-esteem sneaks up on you

Beth blogs about her sudden experience of intensely low self-esteem and how she managed to cope.

Posted on Monday, September 22, 2014 by Beth | comments

Categories: Self-esteem

Talking to the Government about my experiences

Susannah Goddard blogs about her experiences of speaking in parliament about her experiences of crisis care.

Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014 by Susannah Goddard | comments

Categories: Crisis care

Learning to cope with anxiety and panic attacks at university

Sophie blogs about her experiences of anxiety and panic attacks at university.

Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014 by Sophie | comments

Categories: University and student life

How far we’ve come for better crisis care

The Crisis Care Concordat is a significant step forward in improving crisis care. What's next?

Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Ally Cobb, Mind Senior Policy and Campaigns officer | comments

Categories: Crisis care

The loneliness of mental health problems

Rosie blogs about her experience of loneliness and mental health.

Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by Rosie | comments

Categories: Loneliness

Borderline Personality Disorder: receiving a diagnosis

Lucy blogs for us about her experience of receiving a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder.

Posted on Friday, September 12, 2014 by Lucy | comments

Categories: Borderline personality disorder

How I challenged stigma

Violet writes about how she experienced and challenged stigma because of her mental health problem.

Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014 by Violet, Voices of Mind | comments

Categories: Campaigns | | Stigma and discrimination

How sport saved my life

George blogs about his experience of depression and the difference that sport made to his life.

Posted on Monday, August 18, 2014 by George | comments

Categories: Depression

Raising awareness after my husband took his life

Clare blogs about losing her husband and the importance of raising awareness about depression.

Posted on Friday, August 15, 2014 by Clare Francis | comments

Categories: Suicide

How important is sleep to your mental health?

How important is sleep to your mental health?

Posted on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 | comments

Categories: Sleep

Opening up about depression

Sam shares his experience of depression.

Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014 by Sam | comments

Categories: Depression

A disordered personality?

Debbie talks about her experience of borderline personality disorder.

Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 by Debbie | comments

Categories: Borderline personality disorder

Sectioned sick and bored

Sometimes, boredom is a real problem when you're staying in hospital.

Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 by Katy | comments

Categories: Sectioning

A young man coping with bulimia: my experience

Craig shares his experience of coping with bulimia.

Posted on Monday, July 28, 2014 by Craig | comments

Categories: Eating problems

10 things that have helped me cope with depression

Alice blogs about her experience of depression and the 10 things that have helped her cope.

Posted on Thursday, July 24, 2014 by Alice | comments

Categories: Depression

Mental health problems don't discriminate and neither should we

Miranda blogs about her experiences and the need to challenge mental health stigma.

Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014 by Miranda | comments

Categories: Stigma and discrimination

I took mental health to Parliament

James went to Parliament last week to ensure mental health is at the heart of the 2015 Election debate.

Posted on Monday, June 23, 2014 by James, Voices of Mind | comments

Categories: Campaigns |

Taking part in the Herefordshire Mind running festival

Malcom blogs about his journey into running and how Herefordshire Mind have helped him with his mental health.

Posted on Friday, June 20, 2014 by Malcolm | comments

Categories: Fundraising

My podcast: a manic soundscape

Robin's blog about how he used his skills in radio production to create a podcast about his hypomania.

Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by Robin Blamires | comments

Categories: Mania and hypomania

Can 'clunky language' be good for mental health?

Ruth Richards, Head of Communications at Mind, responds to a recent article by Nick Cohen in the Spectator.

Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2014 by Ruth Richards | comments

Categories: Media and TV

We need support, not sanctions

Catherine explains why she has produced her new report about back-to-work programmes for people on ESA.

Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2014 by Catherine | comments

Categories: Campaigns

What does the Care Act mean for people with mental health problems?

Helen from our Policy and Campaigns team blogs about the implications of the Care Act.

Posted on Friday, May 23, 2014 by Helen Undy, Senior Policy & Campaigns Officer | comments

Categories: Campaigns

What it felt like to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder

Megan shares her experience of struggling with her mental health and receiving a diagnosis.

Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by Megan | comments

Categories: Bipolar

Is this a 'mindfulness revolution'?

Posted on Monday, May 12, 2014 by Chris Cox | comments

Categories: Mindfulness

Are mental health services in crisis?

Helen from our Policy & Campaigns team blogs about last night's episode of All in the Mind.

Posted on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 by Helen Undy, Senior Policy & Campaigns Officer | comments

Categories: Campaigns

Mind's new text service

Simon blogs about the Mind Infoline's new text service and how he was involved in setting it up.

Posted on Thursday, May 1, 2014 by Simon | comments

Categories: Infoline

Winning Mastermind and managing OCD

Clive shares his recent Mastermind victory and his experiences of managing OCD.

Posted on Monday, April 28, 2014 by Clive | comments

Categories: Media and TV | Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Explaining depression to those who matter most

Zoe blogs about her experience of explaining depression to her partner.

Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014 by Zoe | comments

Categories: Depression

Why the Mind infoline is needed more than ever

Mind infoline advisor, Charlotte, blogs about the vital support she provides to people who are struggling.

Posted on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 by Charlotte | comments

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Jonny Benjamin's tips on sleep

Jonny shares his tips on sleep.

Posted on Thursday, April 3, 2014 by Jonny Benjamin | comments

Categories: Sleep

How dancing helped me cope

Shalini, one of our Happy Monday ambassadors, blogs about how dancing helped her through tough times

Posted on Friday, March 7, 2014 by Shalini | comments

Categories: Mindfulness | Wellbeing | Exercise

Talking about mental health with Stuart Semple

Student Alex recounts his conversation about mental health with Mind ambassador, Stuart Semple.

Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2014 by Alex | comments

Categories: Celebrity supporters | Eating problems

Managing anxiety with creativity

Damien blogs for us about using creativity to manage his anxiety.

Posted on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by Damien | comments

Categories: Anxiety

My selfie on hypomania

Laura blogs about the selfies you'll start seeing on our information pages soon....

Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 by Laura H | comments

Categories: Mania and hypomania

Abuse and eating problems

Georgie talks about how the abuse she's experienced relates to her eating disorder.

Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 | comments

Categories: Eating problems | Abuse

My eating disorder: feeling out of control

Ian blogs for us about his experience of coping with an eating disorder.

Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 by Ian | comments

Categories: Eating problems

Joining up services: the way forward for crisis care?

Alison Faulkner blogs about the future of crisis care services and today's concordat agreement

Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 | comments

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Living with depression: my experience

Amy shares her experience of living with depression.

Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 by Amy | comments

Categories: Depression

Crossing the threshold - being in a Mind video

Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 by Hannah | comments

Categories: Anxiety | Volunteering | Self-esteem

John Whaite: why I'm supporting Mind

Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite explains why & how he'll be supporting Mind's Happy Monday campaign.

Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 by John Whaite | comments

Categories: Depression

Talking about panic attacks

Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 by Polly | comments

Categories: Anxiety | Volunteering | Panic attacks

Mindfulness and the art of tea

Shalini blogs for us about mindfulness and the art of tea, as part of our Happy Monday campaign.

Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by Shalini | comments

Categories: Mindfulness

Talking made me feel less alone

Jess blogs about her experience of opening up about her mental health and the support she received as a result

Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2014 by Jess | comments

Categories: Depression

In crisis: my experience

In time for the release of the CQC's Mental Health Act report,Claire blogs about her experience of crisis care

Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 by Claire | comments

Categories: Crisis care

My movie debut....sharing my experience of depression on camera

Georgina blogs about what it was like to star in Mind's new video on depression.

Posted on Sunday, January 26, 2014 by Georgina | comments

Categories: Depression | Volunteering

Intrusive thoughts: my experience

J. Grant talks about his experience of coping with intrusive thoughts.

Posted on Friday, January 24, 2014 by J. Grant | comments

Categories: Abuse

Why we need better access to talking therapies

Mike Thornton MP blogs about his interest in mental health the need for better access to talking therapies.

Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 by Mike Thornton MP | comments

Categories: Talking therapies

Workplace wellbeing

Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 | comments

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Presenting All in the Mind

All In The Mind presenter Claudia Hammond discusses changing attitudes towards mental health in the media.

Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 by Claudia Hammond | comments

Categories: Media and TV

The day Adam met Stephen Fry

Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 | comments

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A busy year for Parliamentary

Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 | comments

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Reflecting on a tough year

Tom reflects on 2013, and the work that the Policy and Campaigns team has been doing on a number of issues.

Posted on Monday, December 16, 2013 by Tom Pollard, Policy and Campaigns Manager | comments

Categories: Campaigns

Stockport MindFest

Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2013 by Rachel, Mind Infoline advisor | comments

Categories: Infoline | Local minds

When I found Elefriends, I finally found the support I needed

Scottishangel blogs about her journey toward finding Elefriends and the support it gives.

Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | comments

Categories: Big give | Peer support

Fighting to access talking therapy

Posted on Monday, December 9, 2013 by Helen | comments

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Elefriends: my healing family

Angelo blogs about the different ways in which Elefriends has supported her.

Posted on Thursday, December 5, 2013 | comments

Categories: Big give | Peer support

Katie's experience of inpatient care

Katie talks about borderline personality disorder and about her experience of inpatient care in her blog post.

Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by Katie Evans | comments

Categories: Personality disorders | Complementary and alternative therapies

Elefriends: a day in the life of an Ele handler

We're raising money with the Big Give for Elefriends. An Ele handler blogs about a day in their life.

Posted on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | comments

Categories: Big give | Peer support

The importance of choice – access to talking therapies

Al blogs for us about the importance of choice and having access to the right talking therapy to suit you.

Posted on Monday, December 2, 2013 | comments

Categories: Talking therapies

The elephant who sounds like Stephen Fry

John blogs about discovering elefriends.

Posted on Friday, November 29, 2013 | comments

Categories: Anxiety | Big give | Peer support

Life in limbo – waiting for talking therapy

Francesca blogs about the impact of waiting for talking therapy, as part of our We Need to Talk campaign.

Posted on Thursday, November 28, 2013 by Francesca | comments

Categories: Talking therapies

How going to A&E helped me

Caroline blogs about how a visit to A&E helped her to realise she needed help.

Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 by Caroline | comments

Categories: Self-harm

Co-production in mental health - why everybody wins

Putting service users at the heart of planning & delivering mental health services saves money, changes lives.

Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 | comments

Categories: Local minds

Ecotherapy saved my life

Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 | comments

Categories: Ecotherapy

Reviewing the VMG Mind Awards Digital Media Category

Posted on Monday, November 18, 2013 by Sharon | comments

Categories: Celebrity supporters | Media and TV

My experience of depression

Jacqui from Deloitte talks about her experience of depression and the importance of the Time to Change pledge.

Posted on Friday, November 15, 2013 | comments

Categories: Depression

One year on, are Police and Crime Commissioners delivering on mental health?

Paul Farmer, CEO, asks if Police and Crime Commissioners delivering on mental health?

Posted on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by Paul Farmer | comments

Categories: Victim support | Human rights

Reviewing the VMG Mind Awards soaps category

Posted on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by Amanda | comments

Categories: Media and TV

The truth about bullying and mental health

Jenni reflects on her experiences of bullying and the impact it has had on her mental health.

Posted on Monday, November 11, 2013 by Jenni Richardson | comments

Categories: Work | Online safety

Reviewing the VMG Mind Awards documentary category

Amy blogs for us about the VMG Mind Media Awards documentary category.

Posted on Friday, November 8, 2013 by Amy | comments

Categories: Media and TV

Coming to terms with PTSD

Hannah talks about a sudden traumatic injury that left her battling PTSD.

Posted on Thursday, November 7, 2013 | comments

Categories: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Reviewing the VMG Mind Awards drama category

Femaleptsd reviews the VMG Mind Media Awards drama category.

Posted on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 by femaleptsd | comments

Categories: Media and TV

Reviewing the VMG Mind Awards entertainment category

Today, Jess reviews the entertainment category shortlist for this year's VMG Mind Awards.

Posted on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by Jess | comments

Categories: Media and TV

Putting ecotherapy into the picture

Posted on Thursday, October 31, 2013 | comments

Categories: Ecotherapy

Living my life and managing OCD

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by Helen | comments

Categories: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

My experience of psychosis

Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2013 by Louise | comments

Categories: Psychotic experiences

Ecotherapy works

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 | comments

Categories: Ecotherapy

My experience of PTSD

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 | comments

Categories: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Supporting my daughter through crisis

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by Lynn | comments

Categories: Friends and family | Fundraising

What’s wrong with ‘a little OCD’?

Posted on Thursday, October 17, 2013 by Steve | comments

Categories: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Living for myself helps me cope with depression

Posted on Thursday, October 17, 2013 | comments

Categories: Depression

5 ways to get moving and feel better

Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 | comments

Categories: Exercise

Dear you: an easy way to start talking about your depression

Posted on Friday, October 11, 2013 | comments

Categories: Depression

Throwing off the mask: it's okay to speak out

Jade blogs about why she agreed to take part in Mind's new photoshoot, and what it was like taking part.

Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2013 | comments

Categories:

Who would believe me?

Posted on Monday, October 7, 2013 | comments

Categories: Victim support | Police and criminal justice | Abuse

Taking care of business at Mind

Posted on Friday, October 4, 2013 | comments

Categories: Campaigns

Healthy talks with Conservatives in Manchester

Posted on Thursday, October 3, 2013

Categories: Campaigns |

Why running helps me manage my mental health

Posted on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 | comments

Categories: Fundraising | Anxiety | Depression

Is social networking good for your mental health

Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 | comments

Categories: Online safety

Talking benefits in Brighton

Posted on Friday, September 27, 2013 | comments

Categories: |

Discovering depression

Posted on Friday, September 27, 2013 by Stephen | comments

Categories: Talking therapies | Depression

Fighting stigma - ASDA's mental patient costume

Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2013 | comments

Categories: Stigma and discrimination

Internal conflict of an anxious mind

Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 | comments

Categories: Anxiety | Fundraising

Being diagnosed with depression

Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 | comments

Categories: Local minds | Depression

Jean Slater and her contribution to mental health awareness

Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 | comments

Categories: Bipolar | Media and TV

My experience of schizophrenia and faith

Posted on Monday, September 23, 2013 | comments

Categories: Schizophrenia

My battle with schizophrenia and depression

Posted on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | comments

Categories: Schizophrenia | Depression

Talking about Borderline personality disorder with the people you love

Jules blogs about the difficulties of talking to her family and friends about living with BPD.

Posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 | comments

Categories: Borderline personality disorder

Why management needs mental health training

Krishna blogs about the importance of mental health training for employers.

Posted on Thursday, July 25, 2013 | comments

Categories: Work

Support from my manager made all the difference

Lorna blogs about how her line manager was able to support her with her mental health at work.

Posted on Monday, July 15, 2013 | comments

Categories: Work

When suddenly everything gets on top of you

James talks about his anxiety attack and recovery.

Posted on Monday, June 10, 2013 | comments

Categories:

Stephen Fry's story shows we still need to talk

Tracey blogs about how stories like Stephen Fry's about suicide,can help remove the fear and prejudice.

Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2013 | comments

Categories: Suicide | Stigma and discrimination

Rediscovering words and writing

Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | comments

Categories: Psychotic experiences | Schizophrenia

Learning to relax

Jemima from Mind blogs about our relaxation tips to combat stress and anxiety.

Posted on Friday, May 3, 2013 | comments

Categories: Complementary and alternative therapies

How I came to understand my girlfriend's depression

George blogs about how he came to understand his girlfriend's depression.

Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | comments

Categories: Depression

Sleeping with anxiety

Annie blogs about not being able to switch off and sleep, and how she copes with anxiety.

Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2013 | comments

Categories: Sleep

Mind podcast - Depression

Christina speaks to us about her life with depression, and how self-help groups were the key to her recovery.

Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | comments

Categories: Depression | Podcasts

Mind podcast - Living with psychosis

Reka describes her three very different episodes of psychosis and why she'd rather have another one than take

Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | comments

Categories: Psychotic experiences | Podcasts

Mind podcast - Living with bipolar

Siobhan talks to Heart FM's Matt Wilkinson about living with rapid cycling bipolar disorder.

Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | comments

Categories: Bipolar | Podcasts

Mind podcast - Getting care in a mental health crisis

Rachel talks to Matt Wilkinson from Heart FM about her experience of crisis care in London and Manchester.

Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | comments

Categories: Crisis care | Podcasts

Somewhere I could be heard

When Sam was finding it hard to cope, he found help in Elefriends, our supportive online community.

Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2013 | comments

Categories: Peer support

Building the Elephant's new home

Tracey blogs about our new online community where you can listen, share and be heard.

Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | comments

Categories: Peer support

Mind, body & spirit

Sarah blogs about the role spirituality can play in mental health treatments.

Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2013 | comments

Categories: Talking therapies

Top tips for getting active and improving your wellbeing

Sam from our information team blogs about keeping active.

Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | comments

Categories: Exercise

Hearing voices

Posted on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 | comments

Categories: Schizophrenia | Psychotic experiences

10 ways to reduce Christmas stress

Fran blogs about how she keeps her anxiety and stress at bay by reviewing a daily mantra.

Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2012 | comments

Categories: Stress

Sharing my story with the Mind Infoline

Katie blogs about why she agreed to meet Mind's Infoline team, and shares her experiences of being sectioned.

Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2012 by Katie Siobhan | comments

Categories: Infoline

Eating disorders are not a lifestyle choice

Georgina's blog for Time to Change on her experience of bulimia and anorexia and the misconceptions she faced.

Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2012 by Georgina | comments

Categories: Eating problems

A diary of mindfulness, week eight - dealing with future moods

Clare reflects on what she learned from the course and thinks about how to use the tools in future.

Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by Clare Foster | comments

Categories: Mindfulness

Volunteering for Mind

In the summer, I volunteered just two hours of my time to help with the Mind collection at Waterloo station.

Posted on Friday, November 9, 2012 | comments

Categories: Volunteering

A diary of mindfulness, week seven - taking care of yourself

Clare blogs about the early signs of a low period, and how small actions can help to lift your mood.

Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 | comments

Categories: Mindfulness

Working for a fairer WCA

Tom blogs about fighting to improve the Work Capability Assessment for people with mental health problems.

Posted on Monday, November 5, 2012 | comments

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A diary of mindfulness, week six - thoughts are not facts

Clare blogs about the freedom that can come from recognising that our thoughts aren't facts.

Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | comments

Categories: Mindfulness

A diary of mindfulness, week five - allowing and letting be

Clare blogs about accepting difficult experiences and the difference between 'letting be' and giving up.

Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by Clare Foster | comments

Categories: Mindfulness

A diary of mindfulness, week four - staying present

In the fourth in her series on MBCT for depression, Clare blogs about staying present and negative thoughts.

Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by Clare Foster | comments

Categories: Mindfulness

A diary of mindfulness, week three - mindfulness of the breath

Clare blogs about the problem with trying to solve feelings with thoughts.

Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012 by Clare Foster | comments

Categories: Mindfulness

A diary of mindfulness, week two - automatic judgements

Clare blogs about judging the experiences that happen to us and how we can separate our thoughts and feelings.

Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 | comments

Categories: Mindfulness

A diary of mindfulness, week one - automatic pilot

The first in a series of 8 blogs about taking a course in mindfulness based cognitive therapy for depression.

Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 by Clare Foster | comments

Categories: Mindfulness

Living with TTM

Amelia blogs about her experiences with trichotillomania (TTM).

Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 | comments

Categories: Talking therapies

New horizons: my experience of peer support

Matthew blogs about his experience of peer support.

Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 | comments

Categories: Peer support

A letter to suicidal me

Amanda blogs on World Suicide Prevention Day 2012. Please read carefully as the following blog may trigger.

Posted on Monday, September 10, 2012 | comments

Categories:

Rules of engagement, mental health and the internet

Vanessa shares her tips for making online interaction a mentally healthy experience.

Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 | comments

Categories: Online safety

Binge eating disorder: it felt momentous to have a calm, ordinary conversation about it

A blog for Time to Change about binge eating disorder and how opening up about it made it easier to cope with

Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by Anonymous | comments

Categories: Eating problems

My letter to depression

Garry shares with us what he would write if he were to send a letter to his depression.

Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 | comments

Categories: Depression

We're all different, let's not compare our illnesses

Amanda blogs on living with a mental illness and how easy it can be for people to compare themselves to others

Posted on Friday, August 10, 2012 | comments

Categories: Wellbeing

The myths of exercise and depression

Charlotte reflects on the value of exercise as a means of coping with a mental health problem.

Posted on Friday, June 8, 2012 | comments

Categories: Exercise

Let's Befriends: volunteering at Mind

Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 | comments

Categories: Volunteering

Why the WCA isn't working

Our Chief Executive Paul Farmer blogs about the damaging impact of the Work Capability Assessment.

Posted on Monday, April 2, 2012 | comments

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Why we need better crisis care

Mike blogs about his experience of crisis care before meeting his MP this afternoon.

Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 | comments

Categories: Crisis care

Adding insult to injury

Sian from Victim Support writes about how the justice system is failing people with mental health problems.

Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 | comments

Categories: Campaigns

Why MoneySupermarket ran for Mind

Clare from MoneySupermarket blogs about supporting Mind in memory of her husband.

Posted on Thursday, November 3, 2011 | comments

Categories: Fundraising

Mind Media Awards: A Review of the New Media Nominees

Zarathustra blogs about the November 2011 Mind Media Awards.

Posted on Friday, October 21, 2011 | comments

Categories: Media and TV

Speaking out is the only way to end stigma

Pandora blogs about how important talking is to changing attitudes.

Posted on Friday, October 14, 2011 | comments

Categories: Stigma and discrimination

Understanding seasonal affective disorder

Sam blogs on living with, and writing about, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Posted on Monday, September 5, 2011 | comments

Categories: Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Time for employers to become mindful of mental health

Ksenia at The Work Foundation highlights the financial and human costs of ignoring mental health at work.

Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 | comments

Categories: Work

Plan B on Psychotherapy Regulation

Zarathustra warns that plans to regulate psychotherapy are being watered down by the Coalition Government.

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 | comments

Categories: Talking therapies

Not just a girl's disease...

Mark blogs about his experience with anorexia.

Posted on Friday, February 25, 2011 by Mark Gould | comments

Categories: Eating problems

Why music is great for your mental health

Taryn from Mind blogs about new research confirming the power of music to reduce stress.

Posted on Monday, February 21, 2011 | comments

Categories: Work

What is mental health and mental wellbeing?

Taryn blogs about mental health and wellbeing. What do they mean to you?

Posted on Monday, January 24, 2011 | comments

Categories: Wellbeing

Campaigning for ‘justice for all’

Amy discusses the impact Legal Aid cuts will have on justice and people experiencing mental health problems.

Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 | comments

Categories:

More evidence for the review of Work Capability Assessment

Tom blogs about the ongoing review of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA).

Posted on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 | comments

Categories:

Welfare reform: what we're doing

Tom from Mind explains how we are approaching the issue of reform of the benefits system.

Posted on Friday, July 2, 2010 | comments

Categories:

In praise of day centres

Guest blogger Marion Janner overcomes her day centre discrimination.

Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 | comments

Categories: Complementary and alternative therapies

The cost to mental health

Martin from Mind blogs about how this week's budget could cost the mental health of this country dearly.

Posted on Friday, June 25, 2010 | comments

Categories:

Therapy turned my life around

Dolly blogs about her successful therapy

Posted on Friday, March 26, 2010 | comments

Categories: Talking therapies

Money, mental health and university

When my mental health is bad I end up going on spending sprees and ruining everything.

Posted on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 | comments

Categories: Money | University and student life

Little boxes

Do you have too much sex? Or not enough? Either way, you’re mentally disordered, according to new guidelines.

Posted on Monday, March 8, 2010 | comments

Categories:

How a chance conversation changed everything

Do you have too much sex? Or not enough? Either way, you’re mentally disordered, according to new guidelines.

Posted on Monday, March 8, 2010 | comments

Categories: Peer support

Mental illness and violence

Marion Janner on substance abuse, stigma and sense of self.

Posted on Monday, March 1, 2010 | comments

Categories: Borderline personality disorder

The value of volunteering

Posted on Monday, February 1, 2010 | comments

Categories: Volunteering

Why I love being an inpatient

The chance of a break from having to internally manage my self-demolition urges is irresistible.

Posted on Monday, January 25, 2010 | comments

Categories: Borderline personality disorder

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