Category: Wellbeing and self-care

Majority of people living with mental illness say coronavirus pandemic has caused a deterioration in their mental health – first UK-wide online peer support service launched in response

27th April 2020

Eighty percent (80%) of people living with mental illness who responded to a survey by charity Rethink Mental Illness said that coronavirus and the measures to contain it have made their mental health worse, including 28% stating that it is “much worse”.

Building self-esteem in a pressurised world

8th March 2020

For International Women’s Day, Mental Health UK alongside our partners Bill’s Restaurants hosted an event focussed on building self-esteem in a pressurised world. Here are some of the highlights of what was discussed.

Running and anxiety: How taking part in the Great Scottish Run helped my recovery

10th January 2020

Gill took part in the Great Scottish Run 10k for Mental Health UK in 2019 raising over £800 to help people affected by mental health problems. She told us why she got involved, as well as why this race was so important to her and her recovery.

The recipe for a perfect nights sleep

25th October 2019

Brian Dow, Chief Executive of Mental Health UK, reflects on the trip of a lifetime – joining Lloyds Banking Group colleagues on the Walk The Talk trek in Cambodia.

‘Art is the best medicine’, an exhibition of artworks by comedians

16th October 2019

Art is the Best Medicine is a unique chance for members of the public to see and buy artworks by the UK’s top comedians, whilst raising money for Mental Health UK. The exhibition will take place from 13th – 20th December 2019 at contemporary London gallery, Fiumano Clase.

Let’s Talk – Using photography to talk about mental health

24th June 2019

Can photography support mental health? The Photography Movement believes it can. In collaboration with photographer Charlie Clift and the ‘Let’s Talk’ campaign, they are enabling conversations around mental health through the medium of photography.

Yoga, meditation and mental health

29th April 2019

Lauren from Time to Change talks about how yoga and meditation have helped her mental health, and how you can incorporate it into your place of work.

How I’ve maintained good mental health at work

29th April 2019

Dave from Hafal reflects on the different ways his mental health has improved through his work.

How do the people at Mental Health UK manage their own mental health?

29th April 2019

We asked people from all across our four charities how they manage their mental health at work, here’s what some of them had to say.

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