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  • MONDAY MINDSET: Rewatching old football matches could help dementia and mental health

    By Jenna Rachid , Published: 9 Jul 2018

    Rewatching old football matches could help dementia and mental health Health experts say that watching old football matches can help your mental health. Research shows that sport can revive emotional memories, potentially strengthening brain activity, The Independent reports. In the article, the newspaper says emotional memory can be more powerful than memory for personal events, and reliving … 

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    MILLENNIAL MINDSET: Love Island viewers concerned for contestant’s mental health

    By Jenna Rachid , Published: 6 Jul 2018

    Love Island viewers concerned for contestant's mental health Love island viewers took to Twitter to express their concerns over contestants mental and emotional wellbeing and Ofcom received 2,525 complaints after Dani Dyer was shown a misleading video of boyfriend Jack Fincham. According to the BBC, producers separated the contestants and sent Dani a video of boyfriend Jack being … 

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    UKCP joins leading bodies to unite against conversion therapy

    Published: 4 Jul 2018

    UKCP is proud to support the launch of the latest Memorandum of Understanding on Conversion Therapy in the UK (MoU2) in the Houses of Parliament today, which coincides with the announcement this week of a Government pledge to consider options to end the practice of conversion therapy. MoU2 has been launched with the backing of all major … 

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    MIDWEEK MINDSET: Conversion therapy set to be banned by the UK government

    By Jenna Rachid , Published: 4 Jul 2018

    Conversion therapy set to be banned by the UK government Conversion therapies are set to be banned by the government in an effort to improve the lives of the LGBT community, following a national survey. The survey of 108,000 members of the LGBT community found 2% of those asked had undergone the process, whilst 5% had been … 

  • MONDAY MINDSET: Friends hug for 36 hours to raise awareness for mental health

    By Jenna Rachid , Published: 2 Jul 2018

    Friends hug for 36 hours to raise awareness for mental health Two friends have broken the record for the world’s longest hug to raise awareness for mental health. Joe Snape and Will Jarvis, who have both experienced mental health problems and have seen others around them face similar issues, said their experiences fuelled their desire to tackle … 

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    MILLENNIAL MINDSET: Universities Minister announces new mental health charter for higher education providers

    By Jenna Rachid , Published: 29 Jun 2018

    Universities Minister announces new mental health charter for higher education providers This week, Universities Minister Sam Gyimah called on universities to dramatically improve their mental health offering for students, and announced that they will be awarded with a new recognition for meeting new mental health standards. Gyimah laid out plans for a new charter, which will be … 

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    MIDWEEK MINDSET: Mental health services for young people is ‘silent catastrophe’ in NHS

    By Jenna Rachid , Published: 27 Jun 2018

    Mental health services for young people is ‘silent catastrophe’ in NHS A report by the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP) claims that failings in the treatment of young people and children is a ‘silent catastrophe’ within the NHS. According to The Guardian, the report exposes  ‘a serious and worsening crisis’ with many failings found in the treatment … 

  • MONDAY MINDSET: Print artist creates ‘bold and moving statements’ about mental health

    By Gem Sofianos , Published: 25 Jun 2018

    Print artist creates ‘bold and moving statements’ about mental health A print artist is using her skills to plaster the streets of London with ‘bold and moving statements’ about mental health, love and grief. Speaking to the Metro.co.uk, Fandangoe Kid tells of how losing almost all of her family in 2011 ‘greatly impacted’ her work and led … 

  • MILLENNIAL MINDSET: BRIT Awards donates £250,000 to mental health charities

    Published: 22 Jun 2018

    BRIT Awards donates £250,000 to mental health charities The BRIT Awards with Mastercard has donated £250,000 to two mental health charities and the BRIT School to help raise awareness of mental health in the music industry and schools. On Tuesday pop star George Ezra and BRITs chairman Jason Iley presented mental health charity Mind with a … 

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    MIDWEEK MINDSET: Video game addiction classified as a mental health problem

    By Gem Sofianos , Published: 20 Jun 2018

    Video game addiction classified as a mental health problem This week the World Health Organisation has classified video game addiction as a mental health condition. According to the Evening Standard the published guidelines describe the disorder as ‘a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour that takes precedence over other life interests and daily activities.’ In order for …