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Record numbers of people are seeking support from our Mental Health & Money Advice service

28th September 2021

There's been a surge in the number of people seeking support for mental health and financial advice, as worrying cuts to Universal Credit are set to come in. To help you prepare, Mental Health & Money Advice have put together a practical guide directing you to further support.

Moulton College rolls out Bloom for positive mental wellbeing

3rd September 2021

From this September onwards, Moulton College in Northampton will be rolling out Bloom, Mental Health UK’s resilience programme, to over 600 students. Pastoral Officer Jess Lygo shares her experience of co-delivering the programme last spring before taking action to sustain Bloom to support all 17-18-year-old animal welfare students.

Gigi’s story

27th August 2021

Gigi shares her experience of depression, anxiety and suicidal feelings. Her story shows the value of opening up about mental health.

Trigger warning: this article includes references to suicide and suicidal thoughts.

Shaping financial firms’ future duty towards customers

24th August 2021

The financial industry regulator asked for views on new rules to protect consumers – here’s what Mental Health UK told them.

Decoding Therapy – what kind of therapy is right for me?

3rd August 2021

Investing in our mental health is just as important as staying well physically. Talking to someone professionally, or receiving therapeutic support can help improve our thinking, behaviour, emotions and mood. With an abundance of types of therapy out there, it can be difficult to know where to begin.

“Bloom taught me new ways of thinking and talking to my teens about mental health”

29th July 2021

Tina* works for our corporate partner Lloyds Banking Group and recently attended a workshop for parents and carers run by Bloom. Bloom is our young people's programme which supports 14-18 year olds to build resilience and protect their mental wellbeing. Here Tina talks about how the workshop helped her and her daughters become more open about their mental health.

Statement of solidarity with Simone Biles

28th July 2021

Mental Health UK responds to American gymnast and four-time Olympic gold medallist Simone Biles' decision to withdraw from the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Our partnership with Klass, Foxy Locks and Brastop

21st July 2021

To mark the end of lockdown and in recognition of the toll the pandemic has taken on people’s mental health, we’re pleased to announce our new partnership with Klass, Foxy Locks and Brastop in an exclusive campaign.

Coping with stress as lockdown eases

19th July 2021

As Covid-19 restrictions are being relaxed across the UK in varying degrees, we know it’s a time of excitement and opportunity for some people. For others, these changes can cause stress and worry, with re-adjustment being difficult for our mental health. Regardless of how you view the easing of lockdown, we’re still living through a period of high stress and uncertainty, so building or maintaining a healthy lifestyle is key.

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