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Advocacy Awareness Week – What is Advocacy and why is it important?

Dealing with mental health issues can be difficult, and sometimes it can sometimes be helpful to have someone speak on your behalf. A mental health advocate can help support you, give you advice, and even speak on your behalf if you don’t feel able. What is Advocacy? There are many different types of advocacy, but […]

Author: Jack Terry
Posted on: 2nd November 2021

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Mental Health Advocacy and Self-Advocacy

“Stand before the people you fear and speak your mind – even if your voice shakes.” – Maggie Kuhn. In the words of DaShanne Stokes, it is only by speaking up that we achieve lasting change. But we often take this ability, this skill of speaking up for granted. Ask yourself, have you ever been […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 29th October 2021

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Mental Health in an Unequal World: Societal Barriers and Lack of Understanding

You may have often heard the saying life is unfair! Another popular saying often used: ‘when life gives you lemons, make lemonade’ which is supposed to encourage optimism and a positive attitude in the face of adversity or misfortune. However, it is not as simple as that for some individuals. The fact of the matter […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 8th October 2021

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Mental Health in an Unequal World: Creativity

Creativity has long been known to have a positive impact on your mental health. In 2015, psychologist and art therapist Dr. Cathy Malchiodi used multiple studies in her article Creativity as a Wellness Practice, to show that creativity can increase positive emotions, lower stress levels, reduce depressive symptoms, and even improve immune system functioning. Why […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 8th October 2021

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Mental Health in an Unequal World: Access to Mental Health Support

When I think of the theme for World Mental Health Day for 2021: ‘mental health in an unequal world’, I immediately think of the inequalities associated with accessing appropriate mental health support. Sadly, not everyone can always access the help they need quickly and easily. My experience accessing mental health support I went through a […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 7th October 2021

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Eco-Anxiety and Young People’s Mental Health

Youth Mental Health Day took place on September 7th and aims to raise awareness around mental health and issues facing young people today. It also exists to remind people that despite these challenges, there is hope and we can all do our part to enable them to live healthy and happy lives. Research suggests that […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 15th September 2021

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How A-Level students reacted to the pandemic, and what this teaches us about how they deal with their mental health

I have been a secondary school teacher for fourteen years. In that time, I’ve dealt with everything from stressed students to the rise of social media impacting pupils at school and at home, but nothing could prepare me for when the clock struck midnight on the 23rd of March 2020. Suddenly, instead of helping students […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 27th August 2021

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HFEH Mind will be at Stamford Bridge for the Mind Series

Chelsea shows support for Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing, and Hounslow Mind as part of ‘The Mind Series’ of friendly games   ·      The Mind Series to raise awareness of mental health issues among millions of fans affected by the pandemic ·      60% of UK adults’ mental health got worse during lockdown ·      Series builds on work […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 3rd August 2021

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Good Care Month: Why we should thank social care workers

CARE: noun, verb (1) ‘To look after and provide for the needs of.’ (2) ‘The provision of what is necessary for the health, maintenance, and protection of something or someone.’    We all care for ourselves, and others in various ways, every day. When our care isn’t enough, nurses, support workers, full-time carers, part-time carers, […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 20th July 2021

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How to deal with post-lockdown anxiety and embrace the ‘new normal’

In its third year of running, Wellbeing Week this year has coincided nicely with the lifting of restrictions and return to some sense of normality. Whilst much has been written over the past year and a half regarding keeping well during a global pandemic, arguably the return to a faster pace of life with its […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 30th June 2021

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