2 Jan 2020

This year, I predict, we'll be inundated with witticisms about 20/20 vision, including the statement that hindsight is always 20/20.  This implies that we can understand past events in retrospect and amend our behaviour accordingly.  If this were true, more of us would...

15 Oct 2019

A French TV advert aimed at raising awareness of mental illness.

29 Apr 2019

Raising awareness of body image problems in men and women.

24 May 2018

A paediatrician talks about how adverse childhood experiences affect health later in life

10 Mar 2018

A short film - people who suffer with depression discuss some common reactions from other people, and how it makes them feel to hear "well meaning" advice.

19 May 2017

Have a look at this great short film, where young people with bipolar disorder share their reactions to some of the things people commonly say.  

They end with the things they like people to say and do, that really help.

3 Mar 2017

The wonderfully named Campaign Against Living Miserably, or CALM, exists to help prevent male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK.

I salute their efforts to raise awareness and encourage men to believe they are not alone.  Opening up...

14 Aug 2016

Everyone has mental health as well as physical health and thinking about it going wrong can be just as scary, perhaps more so, because it is often less obvious than a cold or a broken arm.

You might notice any or all of these signs:

  • becoming moody

  • having tr...

9 Mar 2016

Many of Oscar Wilde's sayings are inspirational, or at least, thought provoking:

 

The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.

 

What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

 

Whenever people agre...

28 Feb 2016

 

If you are considering counselling, have a look at these two videos from the Counselling Channel, where people discuss how they chose a counsellor and what it was like for them at the start.

 

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