Your stories

Blogs and stories can show that people with mental health problems are cared about, understood and listened to. We can use it to challenge the status quo and change attitudes.

Clear all

Filter

Filter by categories

Clear Blogs
Clear News topics
Clear Location
Clear Event Type
loading...

Life after boxing

After an injury left him unable to box, Jamie developed depression. Speaking out helped him get the support he needed.

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2019 by Jamie | comments

Categories: Depression | Exercise

Physical Activity: tips on getting started

Some tips to get you started with physical activity.

Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 | comments

Categories: Exercise | Wellbeing

Cold comfort: How sea swimming boosts my mental health

Rhiannon reveals how sea swimming has helped with her PTSD and depression.

Posted on Thursday, November 22, 2018 by Rhiannon

Categories: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) | Exercise

Rugby tackling mental health

Laura was struggling with anxiety and depression at University until she found the benefits of rugby.

Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by Laura | comments

Categories: Anxiety | Depression | Exercise

“Man up”? Getting more “men” in mental health

As Part of Movember Lee getting men talking about mental health and why more men should.

Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by Lee Cambule | comments

Categories: Counselling | Campaigns | Depression | Exercise | Friends and family | Media and TV | Self-esteem | Stress | Stigma and discrimination

Gwens journey with Bipolar

Gwen talks about her journey with bipolar and what she has found on the way to help.

Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by | comments

Categories: Antidepressants | Bipolar | Depression | Exercise | Local minds | Mindfulness | Mania and hypomania | Cardiff

Street dancing, depression and me

Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 by Vidura | comments

Categories: Depression | Exercise

Cycling for my dad, my friend and my own mental health

Nadine's cycling from London to Amsterdam to raise money for Mind in memory of her dad and friend Matt.

Posted on Friday, February 3, 2017 by Nadine | comments

Categories: | Exercise | Fundraising

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

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

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

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

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

Are we mad? That's debatable

Posted on Friday, May 15, 2015 | comments

Categories: Eating problems | Exercise | Depression

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

Categories: Suicide | Exercise |

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

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

5 ways to get moving and feel better

Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 | comments

Categories: Exercise

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

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

Mental Health A-Z

Information and advice on a huge range of mental health topics

> Read our A-Z

Training

Helping you to better understand and support people with mental health problems

> Find out more

Special offers

Check out our promotional offers on print and digital booklets, for a limited time only

> Visit our shop today