Loneliness at Christmas

8th December 2023

We don’t need to be physically isolated to feel lonely. The festive season can highlight feelings of loneliness for many people, even when other people are around them. We hear from Dianne and Carlos about how they experience loneliness over Christmas.

Our Into Work programme wins ‘Project of the Year’ award

6th December 2023

Mental Health UK’s Into Work’ employment service has been awarded the ‘Project of the Year’ award at the Vocational Rehabilitation Awards.

Your Resilience: supporting young people with social pressures at NCS

5th December 2023

According to YMCA youth every region of England has each seen funding for youth services cut by more than 60% since 2010. These cuts mean there are less and less safe spaces where young people can go to, receive support and come together. Having a safe space is fundamental to the delivery of our Young People’s programmes, especially outside of the school environment. We undertake our supportive programmes in numerous settings and this summer we had the pleasure of delivering Your Reslience to the National Citizen Service (NCS) residential experience camps.

Mental Health UK responds to the Autumn Statement

22nd November 2023

The Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, set out the Government’s Autumn Statement on Wednesday 22 November, outlining changes to the support people receive through the benefits system and their plans to get more people into employment.

Max Whitlock OBE appointed as Mental Health UK Ambassador

21st November 2023

Great Britain’s most decorated gymnast takes up an ambassadorial role to inspire more people to talk about their mental health.

Bullying at any age can leave deep emotional scars

14th November 2023

When we hear the term ‘bullying’ we might initially think of children or young people. Bullying can affect anyone at any age, and bullying in adolescence can continue to affect someone into adulthood. We hear from Alexander about his experience with bullying.

Christmas is the hardest time of year

13th November 2023

Tara is one of many who struggle with their mental health during Christmas. For Tara, she feels lonely and isolated during the festive season due to society’s expectations that she should enjoy herself and be happy, despite everything she has been through.

How Dune London are making mental health a priority in their workplace

25th October 2023

Dune London has been a valued partner of Mental Health UK since 2022. Since our partnership, the organisation has made strives to promote better wellbeing across their organisation, from their offices to their shop floors. Dune tells exactly what steps they’ve been taking to ensure good mental health is a priority.

“I found it liberating to talk about my mental health with others.” – Keith’s experience at men’s ‘walk and talk’ group

12th October 2023

Men are statistically less likely to talk about mental health. Initiatives such as Bank of America’s ‘walk and talk’ group are aiming to change this. We caught up with a colleague from the bank, Keith, about his experience participating in a recent walk, and how this has positively impacted his wellbeing and supported him to open up more.

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