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    MONDAY MINDSET: How photographing strangers helped save a Londoner from anxiety

    Published: 4 Jun 2018

    How photographing strangers helped save a Londoner from anxiety Taking a photograph of a stranger everyday for a year helped a shy Londoner overcome anxiety. When a stomach operation triggered a deep-seated anxiety, John Mannell found he could barely leave the house except for going to work. But a suggestion that he pursue his love of photography led … 

  • MILLENNIAL MINDSET: ‘I didn’t laugh for a long time’ – Singer Hayley Williams opens up about mental health

    By Gem Sofianos , Published: 1 Jun 2018

    ‘I didn’t laugh for a long time’ - Singer Hayley Williams opens up about mental health Paramore’s Hayley Williams has opened up about her mental health in an open and honest essay. In an exclusive for PAPER, Williams reflects on mental health and the pressures that lead to a lot happening in a short time. ‘In the summer … 

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    #YouMakeTheDifference – Volunteers’ week 2018

    Published: 31 May 2018

    For this year’s Volunteers’ Week we want to show how truly grateful we are to you our professional volunteers and to say thank you for your amazing contributions, passion and commitment that you bring to the profession and the organisation. We couldn’t do it without you! Thank you! https://youtu.be/9io9iUIa2so Why I volunteer.. Our volunteering community makes a real difference to … 

  • MIDWEEK MINDSET: People on antidepressants need more support and advice, campaigners say

    By By Gem Sofianos , Published: 30 May 2018

    People on anti-depressants need more support and advice, campaigners say Mental health campaigners have said that people taking antidepressants should receive greater support and advice on the potential side effects. According to ITV News, a record number of people are taking antidepressants, with some 64.7 million prescriptions issued last year in England, ‘almost twice as many handed … 

  • MILLENNIAL MINDSET: ‘Six things to remember on your worst mental health days’

    By By Gem Sofianos , Published: 25 May 2018

    'Six things to remember on your worst mental health days' 'Mental health is something we all have', Bethany Smith says in an article for the Metro.co.uk, 'and just like our physical health it is really important for us to look after it.' ‘We’re all human and even those with the most robust mental health can struggle from time … 

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    MIDWEEK MINDSET: NHS using targeted ads to tackle mental health

    By Gem Sofianos , Published: 23 May 2018

    NHS using targeted ads to tackle mental health   The NHS is using online advertising to target people who may show signs of mental health problems but are not seeking help. Public Health England is running a Good Thinking Service that will signpost people to some of the apps on the NHS Apps Library, which is run … 

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    MONDAY MINDSET: Gardening experts partner with NHS on mental health projects

    By Gem Sofianos , Published: 21 May 2018

    Gardening experts partner with NHS on mental health projects Gardening experts are teaming up with the NHS to promote the positive effects the outdoors and gardening can have on people’s mental health. According to ITV The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has said that gardens from the next two years of the Chelsea Flower Show will be given … 

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    #MHAW MILLENNIAL MINDSET: Are millennials the most stressed generation?

    Published: 18 May 2018

    This week is mental health awareness week, focusing on the theme of stress. With the endless negative headlines about millennials we explored the stresses young people face in our modern world. What are the biggest stress the millennial generation face? Millennials are said to be a ‘lost generation’, loathed by some, pitied by others, and seemly destined … 

  • MIDWEEK MINDSET: Three in four people overwhelmed or unable to cope due to stress

    By Gem Sofianos , Published: 16 May 2018

    Three in four people overwhelmed or unable to cope due to stress This week is mental health awareness, a week where we collectively try and debunk and destigmatize mental health. This year’s theme is stress and is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation. A study commissioned by the think tank found that in the past year 74% of … 

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    #MHAW – Mental Health Awareness Week – Millennial stress

    Published: 14 May 2018

    Millennials are said to be a 'lost generation', with many experiencing higher levels of mental health problems. For Mental health Awareness Week we asked them what are your biggest stresses? Many young people we spoke to said money, particularly in relation to renting a place to live, was a major worry. This echoed the findings of a report …