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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

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

Categories:

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 | Politics

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: Running for Mind

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: Benefits and welfare

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: Social care

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:

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 07, 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 01, 2014 by Simon | comments

Categories: Volunteering

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 08, 2014 by Charlotte | comments

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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 07, 2014 by Shalini | comments

Categories: Mindfulness | Mental health & 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 06, 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 04, 2014 by Damien | comments

Categories: Anxiety

My selfie on hypomania

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

Categories:

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

Categories:

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 06, 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

Categories:

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 07, 2014 by Claudia Hammond | comments

Categories: Media and TV

The day Adam met Stephen Fry

Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 | comments

Categories:

A busy year for Parliamentary

Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 | comments

Categories:

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 team | comments

Categories: Benefits and welfare | Campaigns | Crisis care | Mental health at work | NHS | Social care | Talking therapies | Ecotherapy | Victim support

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 09, 2013 by Helen | comments

Categories:

Elefriends: my healing family

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

Posted on Thursday, December 05, 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 04, 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 03, 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 02, 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 | Mental health at work

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

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

Categories: Mental health at 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 08, 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 07, 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 06, 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 05, 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 | Running for Mind

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 07, 2013 | comments

Categories: Victim support | Mental health and the police | Abuse

Taking care of business at Mind

Posted on Friday, October 04, 2013 | comments

Categories: Mental health at work

Healthy talks with Conservatives in Manchester

Posted on Thursday, October 03, 2013

Categories: Campaigns | Politics

Why running helps me manage my mental health

Posted on Wednesday, October 02, 2013 | comments

Categories: Running for Mind | Anxiety | Depression

Is social networking good for your mental health

Posted on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 | comments

Categories: Online safety

Talking benefits in Brighton

Posted on Friday, September 27, 2013 | comments

Categories: Benefits and welfare | Politics

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 | Running for Mind

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

Rediscovering words and writing

Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | comments

Categories: Psychotic experiences | Schizophrenia

Hearing voices

Posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2013 | comments

Categories: Schizophrenia | Psychotic experiences

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

Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | 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 09, 2012 | comments

Categories: Volunteering

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

Posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2012 | comments

Categories: Mindfulness

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

Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | comments

Categories: Mindfulness

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

Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 | comments

Categories: Mindfulness

A diary of mindfulness, week four - staying present

Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 | comments

Categories: Mindfulness

A diary of mindfulness, week two - automatic judgements

Posted on Tuesday, October 02, 2012 | comments

Categories: Mindfulness

A diary of mindfulness, week one - automatic pilot

Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 | comments

Categories: Mindfulness

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

Let's Befriends: volunteering at Mind

Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 | comments

Categories: Volunteering

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

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: Mental health & wellbeing

The value of volunteering

Posted on Monday, February 01, 2010 | comments

Categories: Volunteering

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