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Why it’s important to recognise carers

Written by Rachel O’Shea The theme for Carer’s Week this year was ‘Make caring visible, valued and supported’. The week aims to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution made by the UK’s estimated 6.5 million carers. The campaign aims to raise awareness for carers both paid and unpaid and the contribution they make to the […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 13th June 2022

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Why you should volunteer in Mental Health Care

Written by Peter Flexman, Volunteer Co-ordinator  I am writing today’s blog to mark Volunteers Week, which is held every year from 1st-7th June. As volunteer co-ordinator, my main intention was to highlight the time, enthusiasm, and support provided by our volunteers and to say thank you.  Also, I have first-hand experience of how volunteering can […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 7th June 2022

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Mental Health within the LGBTQIA+ Black & Ethnic Minority Community

By Shelley Kohli, Equality & Diversity Mental Health Case Worker   At Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing & Hounslow Mind we are flying the flag for LGBTQIA+ History Month. However, we also acknowledge the difficulties encountered by members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and the persistent challenges that are experienced, as well as often having to deal with […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 22nd February 2022

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International Men’s Day: Talking about Masculinity, Childhood, and Male Role Models

Disclaimer: All names have been changed to maintain confidentiality Today I am writing a blog to recognise International Men’s Day. To be honest, if I wasn’t writing this blog, I wouldn’t have known. International Men’s Day in the UK is on 19th November every year. This year’s International Men’s Day (in the UK) has been […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 19th November 2021

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Anti-Bullying Week 2021: The Impact of Bullying

It may have happened years ago but the effects are still there, the tears are quick to return even at the mere fleeting of a thought of the enormity of the bullying. The lack of acceptance, the loneliness, the heartbreak, the tragic feeling of having no one to talk to. It’s as though I were […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 12th November 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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The World I Want to See

One year on from the murder of George Floyd, 8 Black Boys write an open letter to their older selves detailing the world they want to see. Cephas Williams and Mind in Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow have teamed up with Out of Home media owner Clear Channel one year on from the murder of George […]

Author: Dani Smallbone
Posted on: 24th May 2021

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Olfactory Reference Syndrome and Me

Where do I start…I have Olfactory Reference Syndrome (ORS).  Basically, I think I smell bad and that others can detect it.  However in reality, I don’t smell and it’s all in my head.  When I say bad, I mean really bad. From rotten eggs, sewage, cheese to onions and human waste. I don’t just think […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 22nd January 2021

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I Hate Christmas

For as long as I can remember I’ve hated Christmas. Now this hate for Christmas probably started when I realised I wasn’t going to get everything on my Christmas list and my mum would make my sisters and I wrap our own presents (can you imagine). I would always try to muster up some excitement […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 18th December 2020

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My Journey to Mindfulness

I’m sure you’ve all heard it before… “mindfulness is a great technique to improve your mental well-being”. For me, I most recently heard it from my GP, so I was on a mission to give it a go. I’ve been one of those people that downloads all the apps, but I never opened them after […]

Author: HFEHMind
Posted on: 4th December 2020

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